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This Anti-Gay Texas Pastor Says He’s Praying for Survivors of the Orlando Terror Attack to Die

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Sodom Was ‘The First Queer Mass Murder’ Says Stedfast Baptist Church’s Donnie Romero

In an apparent effort to out-hate his rabidly anti-LGBT counterparts, one Baptist pastor in Texas says he’s not only glad that 49 people were killed at a gay Orlando nightclub last week, but also prays that survivors of the terror attack will soon die. 

Pastor Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, who is a disciple of “death to gays” Pastor Steven Anderson of Arizona, made the remarks in a sermon last week that was posted to the congregation’s YouTube page on Thursday. 

Romero told his congregation he agrees “100 percent” with Sacramento Pastor Roger Jimenez, who said in the wake of the attack that the government should round up gay people and use a firing squad to “blow their brains out.” (Over 1,000 people gathered outside Jimenez’s Verity Baptist Church on Sunday to protest his remarks.) 

RELATED: Over 1000 Protest Church Where Pastor Said He Was Glad ’50 Pedophiles’ Died in Orlando Terror Attack

“These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, and they are the scum of the earth, and the earth is a little bit better place now,” Romero said in his sermon. “And I’ll take it a step further, because I heard on the news today, that there are still several dozen of these queers in ICU and intensive care. And I will pray to God like I did this morning, I will do it tonight, I’ll pray that God will finish the job that that man started, and he will end their life, and by tomorrow morning they will all be burning in hell, just like the rest of them, so that they don’t get any more opportunity to go out and hurt little children.” 

Later in his sermon, Romero called the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah “the first queer mass murder.” He also criticized Christian megachurch pastors for being too soft on homosexuality, adding that he expects to eventually be arrested for his anti-gay hate speech.  

Romero, who was ordained by Anderson in 2014, first made headlines in October of that year when he echoed his mentor’s call for gays to be put to death. That sermon resulted in Stedfast Baptist Church, which is situated in a strip mall, being named an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. And in an interview with KDFW-TV about his most recent anti-gay remarks, Romero appeared to acknowledge that the designation is well deserved.  

“I believe that in retrospect, it is a message of hate,” he said.  

Asked whether he believes the world is really better off without the Orlando victims, Romero said: “Absolutely I do. The Bible teaches they are predators, and I believe that every Sodomite is a pedophile and is a predator.”

“Just like if there was a building that had a bunch of rapists or a bunch of evil murderous people, and the building collapsed on them, or something happened where they were all killed, I don’t think that’s something we should mourn over, because they’re evil people,” he said. 

Watch Romero’s sermon in its entirety below.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqW1MsAQ_nA

 

Image: Screenshot via KDFW-TV

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Trump Calls Mt. Rushmore Story ‘Fake News’ — but Then Says It ‘Sounds Like a Good Idea’

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President Donald Trump attacked CNN and the New York Times for their story that the White House reached out to the governor of South Dakota about Trump being added to Mt. Rushmore. He claimed it was “fake news” but then proceeded to mischaracterize what the report actually said.

“This is Fake News by the failing @nytimes & bad ratings @CNN. Never suggested it although, based on all of the many things accomplished during the first 3 1/2 years, perhaps more than any other Presidency, sounds like a good idea to me!”

The report doesn’t say that he or the White House suggested the idea, it reported that the South Dakota governor created a mock-up of Mt. Rushmore with Trump’s face on it.

Still, Trump pivoted to suggest it’s “a good idea,” and posted a White House photo from July 3, of his face aligned with the others on the mountain.

 

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Trump Swears Dems Are Calling Him Begging to Negotiate on the Stimulus — but He ‘Got Everything He Wanted’ Already

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President Donald Trump side-stepped Congress to pass his own stimulus bailout with a series of executive orders. Now, however, he’s claiming Democrats are desperate to negotiate with him on the coronavirus bill.

Speaking to the press while leaving another vacation weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said Democrats are “calling him.”

“They’re much more inclined to make a deal now than two days ago,” Trump said.

It’s unclear which Democrats he spoke to, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi didn’t indicate she spoke to the president during interviews with the Sunday morning talk shows.

Trump also said that he’s been “personally” involved in negotiating the bill. In reality, it was his chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. So, Trump had to correct himself, saying he was involved “personally, you know, through my representatives.”

Neither Trump nor the White House or the GOP has clarified why negotiation is needed with Democrats if Trump already fixed everything through his slate of executive orders. It seems to fly in the face of Saturday’s press conference and the slew of headlines that followed.

 

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‘Angry’ Trump Michigan Voters Admit They Want ‘This Nightmare to End’ in November

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President Donald Trump’s Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they’d met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn’t lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

“I’m turning into more of an angry person than I’ve ever been in my life,” she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. “I’ve just got a countdown to November now, and I’m hoping we’ll wake up from this nightmare we’re in.”

She later explained that she was attracted to Trump in 2016 because he was a businessman who she thought would make the right decisions. But she’s now watching business leaders make those right decisions and Trump making the wrong ones.

Hal Ostrow once called himself “politically homeless,” but now things have changed for him too.

“I think we’re seeing it on a daily basis — this delegitimizing of pillars of our society, of institutions of government, everything from COVID testing to choices we’ve got to make for our kids. And there is just a void of leadership at the top,” he said.

Ostrow also explained that the “law and order” message from Trump isn’t really effective because the kind of “law and order” Trump wants isn’t resonating with suburban voters.

Morse agreed, saying, “we’re not 1950s housewives anymore. We’re educated, strong women, who are trying to raise families while working full time out of the home. So, to make a statement saying, we’re going to be — to defund the police and we’re going to be overrun in our communities by all these bad people, it’s ludicrous!”

Jerry Stepanovich was a Trump voter who was parroting the language the Trump used about the “witch hunt” against him. Now things have changed.

“Some of his statements, some of the buffoonery,” he said as a reason for his diversion from solid Trump supporters. “Some of his actions and also when he said, ‘we’re going to knock this right down,’ that’s — that ain’t gonna happen.”

When asked what he would have done differently, he said Trump’s “blasé” attitude claiming “yeah, we’ll take care of this,” is what Stepanovich found questionable. “The bravado — that’s kind of irking me right now.”

See the clip below:

 

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