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Pastor Steven Anderson, Who Wants Gays To Die, Loves Being Labeled A Hate Leader

“Do I hate [homosexuals]? Absolutely. But am I just all about hate? No, I’m sure I’m a lot more about love than I am about hate,” says Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, located in a strip mall in Tempe, Arizona. And just like the Family Research Institute, Family Research Council, American Family Association, and the Traditional Values Coalition, Anderson’s church has been dubbed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But unlike Tony Perkins’s constant whining about his new label, Anderson is embracing it. “If hating homosexuals makes our church a hate group, then that’s what we are.” Good for him! (NB: And yes, this is the same Pastor Steven Anderson who preached about how he “hates” Barack Obama.)

On:           Jan 12, 2011
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    • Jack

      He looks like he stepped straight out of a Men At Play video… how many of these “haters” have to get caught with rentboys before the world grasps what’s REALLY going on here?!

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      “A church located in a strip mall in Tempe, Arizona . . ”

      A strip mall? In Tempe, AZ??? HA HA HA HA HA

      Doesn’t sound like God’s Chosen people to me.
      More like God’s unchosen!

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rf

      100% gay

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lucas

      At least this guy openly hates gays instead of hiding behind false love like our current crop of religious dogma-fed nutbags.

      Sure I think he’s evil and batshit crazy, but at least he holds the bible accountable for the hatred inside of it. I respect him much more then all these other religious zealots that hate gays as part of their god’s love.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla

      I’ve actually seen some of his videos sans the facial hair, he’s actually kinda hot…so sad he’s a hater…

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Comixbear

      Why do so many people think that God is defined by hate rather than by love?

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      He’s a nelly bottom. Takes it in the ass from truck drivers through glory holes. Probably likes servicing two or three at a time. Loves taking the 12 year old boys Bible class on overnight retreats.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gregger

      Just like Roy Cohn, Ted Haggard, et al, self loathing delusional closet cases.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Mc

      100% gay…. 150%?


      Treble gayness….

      Jan 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C

      His wife has a blog and she “hates homos, faggots, Obama, socialism, abortion, public schools, […], and IVF. Not necessarily in that order”.

      She also hates the Homo Depot. Also .. a koooook.


      Jan 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Justice

      It’s so hard to tell just looking at them, until they open their mouths to speak.
      The question is, how much tolerance society should have for the insane in its midst. The insane are a threat to a peaceful society.
      Is this nutjob a threat? I think so. He’s masquerading as a socially acceptable minister, and maintains a public business/church, which some will think gives him credibility – he’s not just a typical de-institutionalized psychotic wandering the streets, off his meds. Thus, in promoting hatred of a group, he’s responsible for any violence or other harm resulting.
      Why this isn’t considered a harm to society, I don’t understand. In my opinion, the law is wrong, and lawmakers are ultimately responsible for people like this, and thus not doing their jobs to make the streets safe for everyone.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 3:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DR

      I have to say I find it kind of funny this guy’s church has been labeled a full-fledged hate group. It’s a congregation of less than 100 people, the only one who speaks out is him, and it’s in a strip mall in Tempe.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jamie

      @rf: lol.

      Hot though.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • thedarkchariot

      @Jack: ROFL. He DOES look like he just stepped out of a Men at Play video.

      Can I just point out that his group is the one knocking on doors, and I quote from the video, “recruiting”? I thought we were the ones that did that.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Owen

      Isn’t that Matthew Fox from “Lost”..?

      Jan 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Hey, at least this guy is open about his hate. Unlike the B.S.ers like PAt Robertson that try to use soft language to hide their bigotry.

      As for this guy being a closet case….well my comment is the same as it always is…no actual straight guy spends any amount of time just thinking about gays, it’s boring for them, if this guy spends hours worrying about gays then he’s a virulently terrified closet case end of story.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nune

      Ummm… excuse me, as English is not my mother language, but do I understand this §$%&§?!! correctly, that it was the gays who called Jesus “Beelzebub” and killed him…?

      I mean, really… I CANNOT have understood this correctly, can I???

      Jan 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayla

      @Nune: No, he’s not saying the Gays killed Jesus. He’s saying that since Jesus, Christians have always been persecuted and hated, so he’s not surprised that people are attacking him for speaking the “truth” as he sees it. He’s basically saying he’s the victim…Unfortunately he’s just a lost soul in need of some love…

      Jan 12, 2011 at 5:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • David

      Did he write his own Bible? The word “homosexual” does not appear anywhere in the Bible… yet he’s holding a Bible that has the word homosexual in it?

      Jan 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Simon

      he’s so’rapeable’ ;) no violence ?! what about stoning ? it’s allowed in his book of fun

      Jan 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • globo

      No homo lol.

      This guy is a joke.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John

      I’m sorry but that guy is so hot

      Jan 12, 2011 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan brickman

      he hot? cool….bring back morning goods to correct this…

      Jan 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redball

      From immigration to wanton shooting to now this…AZ seriously needs some good PR!!

      Jan 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eminent Victorian

      Wow, I don’t typically presume an anti-gay bigot is gay, but THIS GUY, my stars & garters. He must feel awful after after Grindr hookup.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      @John: I assume that was a piss poor attempt at humor. Any gay person who would find this trailer trash “hot” needs therapy in the worst way.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mike

      this guy is a idiot

      Jan 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran

      Here’s a Bible verse for Steven to study:

      “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” —Jesus of Nazareth
      (John 13:34)

      Jan 12, 2011 at 8:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redball


      LOL! Most likely, yes :-).

      Your post kinda reminds me of a New Year’s Eve party in 2008 that I attended with my partner. When a drunk guy who was there with his girlfriend found out that we were gay, he insisted on making strange little comments to me about gay sex and about my partner and I doing it “up the butt.”

      I played it cool. We were in a large room with plenty of friends. As long as he didn’t turn violent, I was sort of amused to see where he would take the conversation. Impossible to reason with a drunk guy, after all.

      But I reaaaaaally got the feeling that, had he and I been alone for a few moments, he would’ve tried to get sexual with me.

      Oh yeah: and at the tail end of the interaction he grabbed my butt. o_O

      Never saw him before then–-nor since. I have no idea if he’s a homophobe in real life like this Steven Anderson queen. But he definitely didn’t speak in respectful tones about homosex.
      I’d never go up to a straight guy and talk about him doing his gf “up the pussy.”

      Jan 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nottachristian

      He’s a fag fag faggoty faggot

      Jan 12, 2011 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GregorVonK

      I never find hate hot. The ugly spills over.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 10:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daez

      @Comixbear: Because they let the religious right kidnap Jesus and morph him into something he isn’t. Instead of learning enough about the one book used to deny us so much, they just ignored the book because some religious assholes pissed them off.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 11:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      Gregorvonk – This is not a snarky comment, really, I’m glad you can be highminded. Personally, his beliefs are detestable and he is scum as a human being. But he is hot to look at. He is.

      But after listening to the “video” if he’s not Gay, I’ll donate my next paycheck to a charity. He’s trying really hard to macho it up, but the Gay is coming through. My Gaydar is about 85-90% accurate. I know from living in the same general area for years. Guys that were married, eventually came out. etc.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas Marx

      Read a few of his statements/sermons on his website and it’s obvious the poor man was sexually traumatized as a child. A lot of times hate is self-hate, refusing to accept who you are. But sometimes a cigar is a cigar. Sometime people are angry and in pain because they were victims of one of the worst crimes imaginable: rape. I don’t see Pastor Stephens as a closet case; I see him as someone who’s trying to make sense of something no one should have to come to terms with.

      That doesn’t excuse what he says. But it does explain it to a degree.

      And for the record, with all due respect to the man, I don’t find him cute. I do, however, feel sad for the guy. It’s obvious he went through something horrible.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      GREAT point David #18. The word homosexual didn’t exist until about 1865.

      Jan 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zeus

      He sounds like a big weenie.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GetBalance

      Ok, this guy is a drag queen, he’s just not in makeup.
      Mr. Obvious.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 12:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Garj

      Hot gay hating closet case!

      Jan 13, 2011 at 12:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kite

      Wow…just listing to him my gaydar was going off…but you know…

      Jan 13, 2011 at 2:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      #32 T Marx: and sometimes people latch onto a hot button issue and ride it for their own profit too. I think that is much more likely than him being traumatized as a child. I’m not saying you’re wrong, but anyone can play the “could be” game. And I appreciate you adding ‘this doesn’t excuse what he says….” to your post.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      Darn I hate it when I forget – T Marx – he sounds gay to me. The minister at our local MCC church was married. He has a masculine look and personality but he has that subtle Gay sound in his voice. Not everyone has it of course, but he was married previously, very young; and he knows he has to ‘butch’ it up when he visits his son in the military. I’ve heard him do it. That is what this guy sounds like to me. I could be wrong – and I’m not making that assessment like some here just to be ‘told ya so.’

      Jan 13, 2011 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robbie K

      Hot prayer :-)I look forward to when I run into him behind the mall.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark C

      Im really confused did this guy just accuse homosexuals of crucifying jesus lmao?

      Also ya why is it that the biggest closet cases are the ones who hate everyone the most.

      Jan 13, 2011 at 12:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      Redball – I overlooked your post – I’m kinda intrigued by it – as you say who can figure out drunks – but the last line – ” I would never talk to a straight guy about doing it up the pussy.”

      He is reflecting society’s attitudes that queers are “less than” and not worthy of respect and so of course he felt comfortable saying that to you.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      He is reflecting society’s attitudes that queers are “less than” and not worthy of respect and so of course he felt comfortable saying that to you.

      Jan 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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