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.”
Credit: Verity Baptist Church / Facebook
And he has even been denounced by Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento.
The hateful comments made by a preacher in Sacramento do not reflect Christian values and have no place in our society. #standwithorlando
— Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) June 14, 2016
Credit: @KJ_MayorJohnson / Twitter
But, for real though, dude. You do NOT speak for Latinos or Christians.
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