After being banned from entering South Africa few days ago, the homophobic US Pastor, Steven Anderson has been deported from Botswana where he went to spread the gospel of “winning souls”.
The decision to deport Anderson follows a claim of assaulting protests outside his church and an interview on Radio Gabs in which he reiterated his belief that governments should kill homosexuals.
“These protestors were sent by the devil to disrupt my “Soul winning word. I dragged the 59 year old “homo” who came to disrupt us”, said Anderson.
Anderson arrived in Botswana on Thursday and the country’s Lesbian Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (Legabibo) delivered a petition to their government on Thursday asking it to ban him from the country.
The Botswana government has declared Pastor Steven Anderson as a Prohibited Immigrant and as such he is no allowed in the country.
The Pastor was detained by the Immigration at a radio station in the country after receiving orders from the country’s president Mr Ian Khama.
“He was picked up at the radio station. I said they should pick him up and show him out of the country. We don’t want hate speech in this country, let him do it in his own country”, said Khama.
The President has said that the pastor had been put on a visa watch list after he was banned from travelling to South Africa, but the order had not been communicated to all officials manning the country’s borders. Anderson, of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying “there’s 50 less paedophiles in this world”.
His church is based in the US state of Arizona and describes itself as an old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible only, soul-winning Baptist church.