Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful
Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona is scheduled to appear at a
“Make America Straight Again” conference in Orlando, Florida.
The three-day conference will open one
day after the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting that
left 49 people dead and dozens wounded. Most of the victims at the
gay nightclub were people of color.
In a video promoting the conference,
Pastor Patrick Boyle of the Revival Baptist Church in Orlando said
that the conference's aim is to “expose” the “reprobates.”
Anderson made headlines in 2016 when he
cheered the massacre.
“These homosexuals are a bunch of
perverts and pedophiles, that’s who was a victim here, a bunch of
disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar,” Anderson
said. “The good news is that at least fifty of these pedophiles
are not going to be harming children anymore. The bad news is that a
lot of the homos in the bar are still alive, so they’re going to
continue to molest children and recruit people into their filthy
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Others speakers scheduled to appear
include Pastors Roger Jimenez, Tommy McMurtry, and Aaron Thompson,
all of whom are vocally opposed to LGBT rights.