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Pastor Steven Anderson

Arizona Pastor Barred from South Africa, Botswana for Hate Speech

September 21, 2016

After advocating the death penalty for homosexuality, Arizona pastor Steven Anderson was barred entry from South Africa and deported from Botswana.

Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, describes his congregation as an “old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible only, soul winning Baptist church.”

“Don’t expect anything contemporary or liberal,” the church’s website reads.

The congregation participates in weekly “soul-winning” excursions, with members evangelizing door-to-...

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