The pastor of the Faithful Word Baptist Church who preached two weeks ago for the death of President Barack Obama is not backing down from his controversial sermon, but has made clear he wants the President to die of natural causes and that his prayers [James-3 curses – ed.] were part of a “spiritual warfare.”
Steven Anderson’s sermon on Aug. 16 entitled “Why I Hate Barack Obama” is making the rounds on the internet and is a popular video on YouTube [Link – ed.]. In it, he cites Obama’s abortion stance as his reason for wishing violence upon the President.
“Let me tell you something, I hate Barack Obama,” Anderson says. “You’re going to say, well you don’t like what he stands for — no, I hate the person. You just don’t like his policies, no I hate him! I’m going to prove this from the Bible tonight, why I should hate him, why God wants me to hate Barack Obama, why God hates Barack Obama.”
“I am not going to pray for his good. I am going to pray that he dies and goes to hell,” he adds. “Since Barack Obama thinks it is OK to use a salty solution, right, to abort the unborn, because that’s how abortions are done, my friend, using salt — and I would like to see Barack Obama melt like a snail tonight.”
A father of five who founded the Tempe-based church in 2005, Anderson told FOX 10 on Sunday he hopes “God strikes Barack Obama with brain cancer so he can die like Ted Kennedy” but that he won’t take up arms because his wish is part of “spiritual warfare.”