American Pastor Steven Anderson Not Welcome In South Africa
An Online Petition to Stop American Pastor Steven Anderson From Coming to South Africa For A “Soul Winning Marathon” Is Doing The Rounds.
The petition‚ which had already gained over 2000 signatures by Wednesday morning‚ is hoping to attract the attention of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in a bid to deny Anderson entry.
“He is coming to Kempton Park to bring his unique brand to South Africa‚ and this cannot be tolerated or allowed as LGBTI [lesbian‚ gay‚ bisexual‚ and transgender] rights are protected by the Constitution‚ and there is already enough homophobia – the flames of which do not need fanning‚” states the petition.
Online gay radio station Gay SA radio‚ which is spearheading the petition‚ said Anderson – who established the Faithful Word Baptist in Arizona in 2005 – is a notorious preacher‚ specifically against the LGBTI community.
“We are calling on the Department of Home Affairs to refuse entry to this man and his ‘church’ and stop him from travelling to South Africa‚” the station said.
“The good news is that there’s 50 less paedophiles in this world‚” Anderson said in the now-banned clip.
Pastor Steven Anderson is scheduled to come to Kempton Park on a “soul-winning” mission in September of this year.
– TMG Digital