Following the deadliest shooting in U.S. history, a Baptist preacher stood at his pulpit Sunday night in Northern California and delivered an impassioned sermon praising the brutal massacre at a gay nightclub in Florida.
Pastor Roger Jimenez from Verity Baptist Church in Sacramento told his congregation that Christians “shouldn’t be mourning the death of 50 sodomites.”
“People say, like: Well, aren’t you sad that 50 sodomites died?” Jimenez said, referencing the initial death toll in Orlando, which authorities later clarified included 49 victims plus the gunman. “Here’s the problem with that. It’s like the equivalent of asking me — what if you asked me: Hey, are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?’
“Um, no, I think that’s great. I think that helps society. You know, I think Orlando, Fla., is a little safer tonight.”
He added: “The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. The tragedy is — I’m kind of upset that he didn’t finish the job!”
These clowns obviously do not represent Christianity any more than the Orlando shooter represents Islam. Encouraging and supporting this heinous act is getting darn close to what I would call Christian terrorism.
Pat Robertson also got in the act according to Mediaite.com:
Televangelist Pat Robertson seem to say that gay people are getting what they deserved with the Orlando Shooting on Sunday, but he seemed delighted that it puts defenders of Islam and LGBT rights in a quagmire.
The 700 Club host used his show last night to blast President Obama and Hillary Clinton for their reluctance to say “radical Islamic terrorism” when “this is just what this great religion preaches.” Robertson continued to say that the horribleness in Florida is sure to fly in the face of the liberal “narrative” that both Muslims and the LGBT community must be respected.
What kind of Christianity is this? Certainly nothing I have ever been taught or practiced. Robertson also suggested that Christians should sit back and let the gays and the Muslims fight it out and kill each other. It is scary to think that Robertson also ran for president and was somewhat of a mentor to former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell.