Disgraceful sermon, disgraceful pastor

The US seems to be heading down a slippery slope of intolerance and violence, greased by President Trump.

But we are not immune from exteme rhetoric here either. It’s very sad to see this sort of un-Christian preaching in New Zealand.

NZH:  West Auckland pastor preaches gay people should be shot

A West Auckland pastor has delivered a sermon calling for gay people to be shot.

Westcity Bible Baptist Church pastor Logan Robertson agrees his comments are hate speech but is unapologetic.

Footage posted online at the end of July shows Robertson making highly offensive comments against homosexuals.

My view on homo marriage is that the Bible never mentions it so I’m not against them getting married,” Robertson says.

“As long as a bullet goes through their head the moment they kiss … Because that’s what it talks about – not homo marriage but homo death.”

Bullets weren’t mentioned in the bible either Marriages as they are today didn’t exist then either.

WestCity is independent and has no association with the Baptist denomination of New Zealand.

I expect this is isolated religious nuttery.

As they should.

Stuff: Auckland police look to speak with pastor who made violent anti-gay remarks

Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray said on Wednesday police intend to speak with Robertson.

“We recognise that members of our communities will be concerned and fearful about those comments and we would like to make it very clear that we are treating this matter very seriously.”

This is not an isolated outburst.

PASTOR’S LONG HATE SPEECH HISTORY

In the most recent video, published on Sunday, Robertson said he did not believe women should be allowed to vote.

He also said newly appointed Labour leader Jacinda Ardern should leave parliament and “get in the kitchen where women belong”.

Religious positions abused can be dangerous as well as disgraceful.

13 Comments

  1. sorethumb

     /  August 16, 2017

    I expect this is isolated religious nuttery.
    ……….
    It is unusual for Christianity, although in the US they bomb abortion clinics. Thank God he wasn’t born a muslim

    • sorethumb

       /  August 16, 2017

      Muslim

    • That’s a stupid thing to say. There’s no indication this has anything to do with Islam.

      • Corky

         /  August 16, 2017

        To double guess Thumbs I think he means if this nut was born a Muslim he would probably be on a killing spree.

        Media goes gently on Muslims( in my opinion) but is harsh on Christians. Hell, the police are involved.

        • That’s more stupid.

          I haven’t heard that any Muslim preachers have been suggesting those getting married same sex should be shot. And if they did I have no reason to believe the police wouldn’t involve themselves. You’re expressing extreme bias and prejudice for no reason other than to shit on people who are uninvolved.

          • Corky

             /  August 16, 2017

            You are over reacting, Pete. As I stated, I was double guessing Thumbs.

            [Deleted – you’re going way off topic on a rehash of an overblown agenda you repeatedly hammer. PG]

            • Kitty Catkin

               /  August 17, 2017

              You must be alone in thinking that the press goes easy on Muslims.

              There have been many killing sprees in the US, of which a tiny number have been done by Muslims-have you heard of the school, cinema and university massacres ?

              How many intolerant Muslim clerics (and there are some, as we all know) actually go on killing sprees ?

              On the other hand, Jim Jones, David Koresh and the Ruby Ridge people were supposedly Christian.

  2. Kitty Catkin

     /  August 16, 2017

    Love matches certainly were around then, there are some in the Bible (Ruth and Boaz are an example)

    This moron must think that he’s a Westboro Baptist Minister-he even preaches under a sign that somehow looks American.

    There are many things condemned in Leviticus-and some things that, alas, those who profess Christian beliefs ignore-‘And if a stranger (foreigner) sojourn with you in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God.’ (Lev. XIX 33-34)

    • Gezza

       /  August 16, 2017

      Those blimmin Israelites spent 40 freakin years wandering around in the desert looking for Israel. I wouldn’t credit them with too much smarts tbh.

      • Gezza

         /  August 16, 2017

        Desmond Dekker & the Aces did do a very nice song about them though.
        First reggae song I ever heard as a teen, long before I even knew it was called reggae.

  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  August 16, 2017

    The tragic thing about this is that this malicious idiot has a congregation. God help them.

    • Brown

       /  August 17, 2017

      This thoughtlessness just reflects the human condition. Far bigger numbers of people fawn over stupid politicians everyday. At least this idiot isn’t making policy.

      • Kitty Catkin

         /  August 17, 2017

        And he can’t be voted out in three years, either.