An Arizona pastor said he prayed for God to rip out the heart of Caitlyn Jenner and cast her soul into the fiery depths of Hell.
Pastor Steven Anderson, who predicted an “AIDS-free Christmas” if all LGBT people were put to death, explained to his congregation at Faithful Word Baptist Church that it was not wrong to pray for the deaths of your enemies – like he had done for President Barack Obama.
Anderson preached Sunday that he had seen Jenner’s “filthy sodomite picture” everywhere after the Olympic athlete and reality TV star completed gender transition.
“I’d never even heard of him until this week,” Anderson said. “Bruce Jenner has basically mutilated his body, apparently, and he’s being praised by our president. Our President Obama is praising him, or praising her – we don’t even know what it is. I think that (Obama) used the female pronoun about somebody named Bruce.”
He said the president was “praising the wicked,” and he said “this trans freak” was being “crammed down the throat” of “literally hundreds of millions of people.”
“This person is just the evangelist of sodomy and filth to the world, and people are like, ‘Oh, we need to pray for him so that he finds Jesus,’” Anderson said. “I’m going to pray that he dies and goes to Hell.”
The Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor, who has links to the militia and “sovereign citizen” movements, said children who saw photos of Jenner had their “minds perverted and ruined permanently.”
“Listen to me – I hate him with a perfect hatred,” Anderson said, as congregants murmured amen. “I have no love for this Bruce freak. I hope he dies today, I hope he dies and goes to Hell – he’s disgusting, he’s filthy, he’s reprobate.”
The pastor, who teaches only the 1611 edition of the King James Bible, said he would offer prayers found in Psalms 69 and 109 toward Jenner.
“You evil, filthy animal that’s destroying the morals of our country – die,” Anderson bellowed.
Despite his profession of “perfect hatred” just moments earlier, Anderson insisted that he was not hateful but instead “loving” – toward his children, country, and like-minded Christians.
“I hate these filthy sons of Belial – they’re disgusting and sick,” he said. “That guy will never find Jesus – the Bible says he’s reprobate, the Bible explains why people would lust after another man when you’re a man.”
He said the Bible had called for gays to be “stoned with stones,” and he criticized pastors who prayed for God to touch Jenner’s heart.
“I hope God touches Bruce Jenner’s heart like this,” he said, pantomiming the scene from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” where the priest pulls a man’s still-beating heart from his chest. “I pray that his heart would explode right now.”
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