The Gospel of Hatred and Vile Racism According to Pastor Steven Anderson and His Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, AZ

I came across a snake in the pulpit, Steven Anderson, yesterday and I wasn’t really surprised when I learned all the vitriol he spews from his pulpit. It is a stark reminder of why church membership is plummeting across the United States. This wolf preaches from the pulpit at Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Besides the fact that he demands that all gays and lesbians face the death penalty, he has been praying for President Barack Obama to drop dead. Wow, is that what we should expect to hear from a preacher? The bottom line is that the Secret Service and the FBI ought to be taking a really hard look at this extremist nut. It is unconscionable to think that he is in a position to influence people in his church.

In his Aug. 16 sermon titled “I Hate Barack Obama,” he not only openly avowed his complete and utter hatred of the president, but openly wished for his death — because of his support for abortion rights and the “lewdness” he supposedly has brought to American society. Inspired by one of King David’s prayers against his enemies, this nutjob compared Barack Obama to a slug or snail and wishing he could pour salt on him:

Yeah, God appointed him to destroy this country for the wickedness of the United States of America. God appointed him because that’s what our country has turned into. That’s who we deserve as a president.

But let me tell you something: I don’t love Barack Obama. I don’t respect Barack Obama. I don’t obey Barack Obama. And I’d like Barack Obama to melt like a snail tonight. Because he needs to recompense, he needs to reap what he’s sown.

You see, any Christian will tell you that someone who commits murder should get the death penalty. Because that’s what it says in Genesis Chapter 9, that’s what it says in the Mosaic Law, that’s what it teaches us throughout the Bible. ‘Who so sheds man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.’ ‘From the image of God created he Man.’

And when Barack Obama is gonna push his partial birth abortion, his salty saline solution abortion, hey, he deserves to be punished for what he’s done. I’m not going to pray for God to bless Barack Obama. This is my prayer tonight to Barack Obama.

…Now, look, if somebody wants me, it somebody twisted my arm and tells me to pray for Barack Obama, this is what I’m going to pray, because this is the only prayer that applies to him: ‘Break his teeth, O God, in his mouth. You know, as a snail which melteth, let him pass away. Like the untimely birth of a woman, that he thinks — he calls it a woman’s right to choose, you know, he thinks it’s so wonderful. He ought to be aborted. It ought to be, ‘Abort Obama.’ Source: Crooks and Liars

I am curious about the board of directors at that church and their ideology. There is no way anyone in their right minds would tolerate such hatred and racist statements coming from a pastor. The hatefest continued. He equated the president to Hitler, Stalin, and Jeffrey Dahmer. Then he explains:

You say why are you preaching this, you know what? Because it makes me mad. I’m mad. I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up tonight. I’m angry tonight. Because I’m angered by a bunch of preachers who want to sit back, and let America go to hell, let our freedoms go to hell, let the souls of Americans go to hell, and we all just sit back and just, we’re comfortable, we’re lazy, we’re lukewarm, we’re neither cold nor hot, and we want to come to church and have our ears tickled. Hey! This isn’t to tickle your ears, it’s to give you a swift kick in the pants tonight! ‘Cuz that’s what you need every once in awhile!

… But I’m here to tell you tonight, that God is a God of wrath and vengeance. And that’s the message that oughta be thundering from every pulpit in America today. People oughta be trembling today. People in America oughta be scared to death and trembling! And saying, ‘Oh God! What are you gonna do to our country?! Oh, God! Are we gonna be able to survive?! Oh, God! Are you gonna allow us to go into the depths of socialism, and communism with Barack Obama!?’

Let me tell you something: Barack Obama has wrought lewdness in America. America has become lewd. What does lewd mean? L-E-W-D? [Pause] Obscene. Right? Dirty. Filthy. Homosexuality. Promiscuity. All of the — everything that’s on the billboard, the TV. Sensuality. Lewdness! We don’t even know what lewdness means anymore! We’re just surrounded by it, inundated with it!

… And yet you’re going to tell me that I’m supposed to pray for the socialist devil, murderer, infanticide, who wants to see young children and he wants to see babies killed through abortion and partial-birth abortion and all these different things — you’re gonna tell me I’m supposed to pray for God to give him a good lunch tomorrow while he’s in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nope. I’m not gonna pray for his good. I’m going to pray that he dies and goes to hell. When I go to bed tonight, that’s what I’m going to pray. And you say, ‘Are you just saying that?’ No. When I go to bed tonight, Steven L. Anderson is going to pray for Barack Obama to die and go to hell. Source: Crooks and Liars

There is also another facet that bears some attention. Since he is obviously taking a political stand, it’s time for the Internal Revenue Service to revisit his church’s exempt status. His church shouldn’t be getting tax breaks on the backs of the American taxpayers. Equally disturbing is the fact that the African American man who has the assault rifle outside an event President Obama attended in Arizona is a member of his church. He lauded him with praise for carrying the weapon just because he could.