American pastor known for hateful views banned from Ireland

American pastor known for hateful views banned from Ireland

A controversial anti-gay and anti-Semitic preacher from Arizona has reportedly become the first person banned from Ireland under an exclusion order. Steven Anderson, the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, was forbidden to enter the country as part of the Immigration Act. Anderson made headlines in 2009 after he delivered a sermon praying for former US President Obama’s death.

Timothy
Timothy
Lowlife
Lowlife 1 year

I don’t give a fuck about his views, if he doesn’t represent a threat to your country then you are policing thoughts

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

As a Christian, I denounce this idiot. He is not a Christian and does not attest to biblical standard. He is not a pastor.

Syrocynical
Syrocynical 1 year

dang banning people on having the wrong opinion, good job.

Duncan Kneeland
Duncan Kneeland 1 year

Sovereign nations reserve the right to exclude anyone they please. Right wingers want to exclude people who don’t share our values from this country: freedom of religion, separation of church and state, freedom of speech etc. If Ireland feels he doesn’t represent Irish values or if they feel he is a threat then they can exclude him as they please.

Hannibal
Hannibal 1 year

Is the Irish government afraid he might seduce the people with his whacky ideas? Just one more EU nation succumbing to puritanical left-wingers.

Aniolel Seer
Aniolel Seer 1 year

A true confessing Christian would reject such heresies, at once.

(Un)Fortunate Son
(Un)Fortunate Son 1 year

To be fair, I agree with the decision that this “pastor” should be excommunicated from the church. Not Ireland... (There’s more) This is one of the reasons I chose to become atheist. I view the idea of religion as being flawed: when people begin to fervently believe in things like divinity, sanctity, and the afterlife to be factual, it makes them susceptible to manipulation and coercion. Zealotry, ideological and cultural friction are a major problems plaguing the planet. It doesn’t help having “Pastors” and holy men radicalizing their followers against another faith or to have these mere men guilty of their sins and vices using their weak minds to interpret and manipulate what is actually good lessons. Religion at its most basic nature is for the most part benevolent: instilling a sense of morality, duty and lifestyle. Not malevolent. Some of the best people I know are religious. All of my friends and family are religious. P.S Personally I believe that the cruxifixction of Christ was an inside job organized by the Local Roman Government in order to encourage people to pay their taxes and to be outstandingly well behaved citizens. Notice how the symbol of Christianity is the wrong type of cross, Jesus would’ve been Crucified on a “T” cross as opposed to the conventional ✝️ shaped cross. The more fervently the people would believe in Jesus’s divinity the more people would pay their taxes and be better members of society. They never imagined how large Christianity would become. Think about John, how does someone conveniently survive being poisoned by the Romans only to be exiled? I believe the Romans exiled him to the Island of Patmos for the explicit purpose of having him write the book of Revelation as a method of galvanizing the faith of persecuted Christians in Roman society: think about it, the Serpent (possibly the number 666) seem to allude to Emperor Nero or perhaps his reign. Just Perhaps, Revelation was meant to serve as a message that good little Christian’s faith would be tested, if they were to kill themselves their souls would go screaming down into hell, however if they were faithful and truly subservient to their god they would go to glorious heaven despite the persecution and the often terrible life of the Roman Empire, it would be worth the commitment. The Romans would be able to enjoy the benefits of having good, taxpaying, citizens without appearing to abandon the Roman Pantheon. Then again that’s just my theory. Any evidence for it has probably been burned, destroyed, locked up in the Vatican, or otherwise permanently lost to time. If I’m wrong about all of this then I’ve got a nice bit of real-estate in hell with my name on it.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 year

Good

Danny Mcgrath
Danny Mcgrath 1 year

Dublin is home to the European headquarters of the terrorist organisation the Muslim Brotherhood. The Clonskeagh mosque's Wahhabi Imam openly preaches death to Jews and gays, and he is not only tolerated in Ireland, he is regularly invited to fancy state dinners with our GAY prime minister. How about that for Clown World.

Booble Plus
Booble Plus 1 year

Weird, so many Jewish celebrities and jewish journalists are anti-christian and they practically get parades. Why its almost as if he's right? 🤔

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 1 year

Meanwhile any Islamic nutcase from anywhere is the world is welcome with open arms.

Got Truth
Got Truth 1 year

I wonder if Catholicism has something to do with this judgement. Maybe because of Acts 8:37? Many Bible versions do remove this verse. Christians should ask themselves why is this verse important, cuz it is.

Hello and Goodbye
Hello and Goodbye 1 year

Jesus Christ! Cant a guy just say what the bible says anymore?

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