The South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has declared Pastor Steven Anderson and his entourage undesirable persons hence banning them entry into South Africa.
The Minister further said Anderson’s beliefs are in conflict with the laws of the country.
Gigaba said this prohibition will be implemented in terms of section 29(1)(d) of the Immigration Act. This section affords the department the legal means to prohibit a foreigner who is “a member of or adherent to an association or organisation advocating the practice of racial hatred or social violence.
“We have a duty to prevent hatred in all forms against the LGBTI, against any other person in a democratic state. Developments, since rumours of Anderson’s exploration to the south, have painted a scenario of one individual and his like-minded associates bent on callously negating and violating equality,” said Gigaba.
The controversial US pastor, Steven Anderson, thinks all homosexuals are paedophiles and they should die.
At the beginning of September, the Pastor planned on visiting South Africa to do sermons but since then tens of thousands of SA citizens signed petitions to stop his entry and it seems home affairs listened.
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 pedophiles in this world”.
After receiving a message of banning him, the Pastor posted on his Facebook saying he feels sorry for South Africans.
“I have been banned from South Africa AND the United Kingdom. I am not even allowed to have a connecting flight in London”, said the Pastor.
“And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said unto them, Your blood be upon your own heads; I am clean; from henceforth I will go unto the Gentiles.” – Acts 18:6
“I feel sorry for people who live in South Africa, but thank God we still have a wide open door in Botswana. Stand by for reports of MULTITUDES saved in Botswana, where religious freedom still exists”, he concluded.