Remember our post about the hateful Arizona preacher who insists that the cure for AIDS is to execute gay people? It turns out that he has “ordained” Donnie Romero, a preacher at Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth. The two are like peas in a pod, apparently. Our friends at Right Wing Watch have a clip from a recent sermon by Romero:
“I’m not going to let any of these dirty faggots inside my church. … They are all pedophiles. … They’re always trying to rape and hurt other people. They’re relentless. They are relentless. They are predators and given an opportunity to snatch one of your children, they would do it in a heartbeat.”
We can’t defeat hate by ignoring it. It’s important to drag it into the sunlight for all to see.
UPDATE: Romero also preaches anti-Catholic bigotry. From another of his sermons:
“The Roman Catholic Church is a false religion. … They’re leading people astray. The pope is a wicked man. He’s gonna burn in hell. He’s a false prophet. … I believe the Catholic church is wicked. It’s out of hell.”