The Jamaican government bans anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson, who prayed for Barack Obama’s death, from visiting the island, the Guardian reports. He was slated to speak at the University of the West Indies but the invitation was rescinded.
Anderson, who called for gays to be stoned to death, leads the Faithful Word Baptist church in Tempe, AZ. The Guardian reports he said “he was about to board a flight to Kingston when he was informed he would not be allowed into Jamaica.”
“The decision was made by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conducive to the current climate,” said a spokesperson for the ministry of national security told the newspaper.
Anderson even a bridge too far for Jamaica, which is very socially conservative. This is a rare victory for gay activists on the island. He was also banned in South Africa, Canada and Botswana.