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Anti-Gay Pastor Who Wants The LGBTQ Community Killed Does Not Speak For Latinos

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This is how you breed hate.

On  Sunday morning, mere hours after 49 LGBTQ people were senselessly murdered at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Pastor Roger Jimenez  of the Sacramento, Calif.-based Verity Baptist Church told his congregation that Orlando is safer now that “50 pedophiles” have been mowed down.  Yes. Really. He even went further with his hateful rhetoric and said that he thought what happened in Orlando was “great.”

But, perhaps the most troubling quote from his whole sermon was this: “I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them and blow their brains out,” Jimenez spewed from the pulpit.

The video, originally posted to the church’s YouTube page, has been removed by YouTube for violating it’s hate speech policy. If you know YouTube, you know it takes a lot to have a video taken down over your hate speech.

People are taking to the church’s Facebook page to let them know what they think of the “teachings.”

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And he has even been denounced by Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento.

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But, for real though, dude. You do NOT speak for Latinos or Christians.

You can watch the full news report here.

READ: The World Is Uniting With Orlando After Horrific Mass Shooting At Popular Gay Club

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It Took 71 Years To Graduate High School, But These Latino BFFs Had A Great Reason


It Took 71 Years To Graduate High School, But These Latino BFFs Had A Great Reason

Three friends who dropped out of Lincoln High School in Los Angeles to serve in World War II have waited seven decades for the moment they could finally call themselves graduates. The emotional ceremony marked another shared milestone for lifelong pals Julian Lopez, Tony Romero and Lupe Malacate.

Posted by NBC LA on Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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You are never too old to finish what you started!

Three besties are finally graduating high school… after 71 years! Julian Lopez, 90, Tony Romero, 88, and Lupe Malacate, 89, are all World War II veterans that had to abandon their dreams of becoming high school graduates when they were drafted for the war in 1944. Before being deployed for the war, Julian Lopez married his high school sweetheart, Henrietta. She too had to drop out of school — in those days, you were not allowed to be married and in school at the same time. Connie Miranda, the daughter of Julian and Henrietta, talked to the Los Angeles Unified School District to allow the three friends, along with Henrietta, to graduate.

“I believe that anybody who served their country is entitled to all the benefits,” Miranda told NBC LA. “I think I might cry when I see them walk across the stage to get their diplomas.”

Now, after more than 70 years and a year and half spent in talks with the LAUSD, all four seniors (pun fully intended ?) have walked across the stage at Abraham Lincoln High School. It goes to show you that you are never too old to go for your dreams. But, why graduate now?

“So we can go to college,” Julian told NBC LA while laughing. “I’m looking for a job!”


READ: 101-Year-Old Mexican Abuelito Got His U.S. Citizenship To Vote Against Donald Trump

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