Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week: Pastor Steve Anderson
Turdscooter of the Week:
Pastor Steve Anderson
Pastor Steve Anderson, of Tempe, Arizona’s Faithful Word Baptist Church, would like to see an “AIDS-free world by Christmas”. An admirable sentiment, to be sure, however… it’s the means by which he’d like to achieve that goal that is raising eyebrows along with plenty of protest.
Seems Pastor Anderson believes that "we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas" if only all those pesky gays were "executed." Yes! Executed!
Using Leviticus 18:22 as his go-to verse, he proclaimed, "It was right there in the Bible all along. It's curable right there! If you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn't have all this AIDS running rampant."
How very ‘Christian’ of him!
In a sermon delivered on November 30th, he proffered that the gay community is "filled with disease because of the judgment of God.”
But then, one might well consider the source. On the church website Pastor Anderson brags that he "holds no college degree, but has well over 140 chapters of the Bible memorized word-for-word."
Here’s the thing… those that thump The Bible in such a fashion really do a disservice to that book, for I believe that Pastor Anderson is a textbook example of when memorization does not equate comprehension or applied knowledge. How he could commit so much of the book to memory without coming away with a better sense of the big picture astounds me.
But astounding people seems to come second nature to Pastor Anderson, who is no stranger to controversy. He’s come under fire in the past for his views on divorce and his desire to keep women silent in church and subjugated to the men folk.
Ummm… what year is it?
So, my friends, let’s all wave a condom of truth in the air, as a means of saluting Wonderland Burlesque’s Turdscooter of the Week: Pastor Steve Anderson, a man whose zeal would be put to much better use feeding the poor, caring for the sick, etc. You know - those other things The Bible would seem to advocate... ummm, doing.
Ah, but then it’s people like him that help make Arizona the great state of hate that it is!