Anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson isn’t bothered about being banned from South Africa‚ labelling the country is one of the “most dangerous‚ wicked places in the world”.
According to the latest video posted on his YouTube account‚ Anderson attempted to get a connecting flight via London to Johannesburg‚ but was told he had been banned from the United Kingdom.
He then learned that SA’s Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said he would not be permitted to visit South Africa either.
But Anderson wasn’t upset.
“It’s really no skin off my back‚ I wasn’t really going there for my health. I wasn’t really that excited about visiting their so-called ‘beautiful country’‚ which is the rape capital of the world. It’s one of the most dangerous‚ wicked places in the entire world. I was actually going there for their sakes. I was trying to bring the gospel to the lost.”
Anderson‚ who achieved notoriety when he welcomed the Orlando gay nightclub shooting earlier this year as having “rid the world of 50 sodomites”‚ will still be travelling to Botswana which has not banned him.
Gigaba announced his decision at Parliament in Cape Town on Tuesday after receiving two petitions from the lesbian‚ gays‚ bisexual‚ transgender and intersex (LGBTI) community with more than 60 000 signatures opposing the intended visit.
Anglican archbishop emeritus Njongonkulu Ndungane also joined the call to ban him after the pastor went on a rant about Gigaba — which he pronounces as “Jigaba” — calling him a “joke” in a video broadcast.