Hate Pastor Celebrates Fatal Accident At Pride Parade: ‘I Hope They All Die!’

Jonathan Shelley of the Stedfast Baptist Church
Jonathan Shelley of the Stedfast Baptist Church
Jonathan Shelley of the Stedfast Baptist Church

Hemant Mehta at The Friendly Atheist highlights this hideous ‘sermon’ from Pastor Jonathan Shelley of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Hurst, Texas.

In the clip, Shelley celebrates the tragic accident that occurred over the weekend at Wilton Manors Pride when a 77-year-old man driving a pickup truck accidentally drove into attendees killing one gay man and severely injured another.

Here’s the transcript via Mehta:

It is going beyond just saying you do all this wicked stuff. It’s saying you enjoy it. You enjoy murder. You enjoy malignity. You enjoy hating God.

Look, there’s only one group that enjoys that: It’s the Pride parades going up and down the street. And, you know, it’s great when trucks accidentally go through those, you know, parades. I think only one person died. So hopefully we can hope for more in the future.

You say, “Well, that’s mean.” Yeah, but the Bible says that they’re worthy of death! You say, “Are you sad when fags die?” No, I think it’s great! I hope they all die! I would love it if every fag would die right now. And you say, “Well, I don’t think that’s what you really mean.” That’s exactly what I mean. I really mean it!

Shelley garnered headlines in 2019 when he told congregants that the answer to rebellious children is to stone them to death.

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‘Kill The Gays’ Pastor Steven Anderson Banned From Entering Ireland

Infamous ‘Kill the Gays’ pastor Steven Anderson has become the first person to be banned from the country of Ireland.
Pastor Steven Anderson (via YouTube video screen capture)

Infamous ‘Kill the Gays’ pastor Steven Anderson has become the first person to be banned from the country of Ireland.

Anderson, who heads up the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, is prohibited from entering the country thanks to an exclusion order signed by Charlie Flanagan, the Minister for Justice and Equality.

The order is the first issued under Section 4 of the 1999 Immigration Act.

Anderson was scheduled to preach in Dublin on May 26.

Flanagan signed the order after more than 14,000 people signed a Change.org petition calling for Anderson to be banned for his litany of hateful statements over the years. Another petition, organized by AllOut and LGBT Ireland garnered over 25,000 signatures.

(screen capture via YouTube)

Anderson’s list of hateful statements includes:

Celebrating the dozens of deaths resulting from the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in June 2016. The anti-LGBTQ pastor posted a video telling his congregants that the 49 people killed in the attack “deserved to die.”

• In December of 2014, he proposed exterminating LGBTQ peopleas a method to “cure AIDS.”

• Anderson shared with his congregation in 2009 that he prayed nightly for the death of then-president Barack Obama.

Several LGBTQ advocacy groups tweeted their thanks to the Irish government for banning Anderson:

Ireland isn’t the first country to bar the anti-LGBTQ preacher from crossing its borders. Anderson has also been banned from the UK, Jamaica, South Africa and Canada.

In a video posted before the news of his ban, Anderson told viewers he wasn’t going to Ireland to be “talking about homos.”

“I’m not there to talk about all the other sick, perverted, filth that you have going on there in Ireland,” he added.

Hate Pastor Is No Match For Bagpipe Playing Lesbian

A hate preacher and his megaphone were no match for Florida Gulf Coast University student Brice Ehmig.

From the Daily Record:

As the video ends, applause and cheering can be heard from out of shot as Brice calls her girlfriend over. Brice, originally from Dunedin, Florida, said: “I have seen too much tragedy in the LGBTQ community to let a man in cargo pants tell me I am the embodiment of sin. I am a gay bagpiper and I’m proud. I decided since this is my last year at university that I should do things that make me feel brave.”

The best part is how Ehmig follows the street preacher back and forth while playing her bagpipes.

Watch below #FTW

(h/t JoeMyGod)