Hateful ‘Heretic’ Booted by Landlord Over Praise for Orlando Massacre

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A so-called pastor and his California congregation are being booted from their weekly meeting place after a recent sermon offered praise for the Orlando massacre and lamented that more homosexuals weren’t killed.

“The tragedy is more of them didn’t die,” Roger Jimenez of Verity Baptist Church stated last week in a recorded message posted online. “I’m kind of upset he (Omar Mateen) didn’t finish the job, because these people are predators.”

As previously reported, Mateen, who pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State, killed 49 patrons of the Pulse night club, which is often frequented by homosexuals. He was fatally wounded during a shootout with police.

“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? Um, no. I think that’s great,” Jimenez stated. “I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight.”

As a result of his comments, an estimated 700 local residents held a protest at Northgate Business Park on Sunday to demonstrate against Jimenez’ inflammatory and hateful speech.

Now, Harsch Investment Properties, which leases the building to Verity Baptist Church, has announced that it will not renew Jiminez’ lease next year and that he is free to leave before that time.

“We stand with those who make their voices heard: Intolerance and hate are not the values that have made our country great,” the company said in a statement. “We have many places of worship and other religious organizations in the properties we manage. Like all our tenants, their occupancy rights are protected in their leases, but we will not tolerate tenants who advocate hatred and the taking of innocent lives.”

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Jimenez is a part of a group of clergy that adheres to the teachings of controversial speaker Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. Anderson likewise spoke positively of the massacre last week, classifying all homosexuals as pedophiles.

“The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world, because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles,” he stated in an online video that was later removed by YouTube. “So, you know, the good news is that at least 50 of these pedophiles are not gonna be harming children anymore. The bad news is that a lot of the homos in the bar are still alive, so they’re gonna continue to molest children and recruit people into their filthy homosexual lifestyle…”

Jimenez and Anderson believe that homosexuals have been given over to a reprobate mind, and therefore, it is not possible for them to turn to Christ and be saved. They do not share the gospel with those struggling with homosexuality as they find it to be a “waste of time,” considering their belief that homosexuals can never receive salvation and are destined for Hell without hope.

Similar-minded clergy linked on Jimenez’ website includes David Berzins of Word of Truth Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, Donnie Romero of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, and Michael Manly Perry of Old Paths Baptist Church in Adkins, Texas.

“If God has given up on someone, if He has rejected them, then what do you think we can do about that?” Berzins preached in a message posted in defense of Jimenez. “Cause people say, ‘You’re supposed to love the sodomite.’ No, we’re not. If God has rejected them, if God has given up on them and given them over to a reprobate mind, what do you think we can do about it?”

But some find the men’s theology to be abhorrent and antithetical to biblical Christianity. Dr. Sonny Hernandez, a military chaplain and adjunct professor of theology in Arizona, told Christian News Network that it is wrong to rejoice over the deaths of homosexuals as Scripture states in Ezekiel 18:32 that God does not take pleasure in the death of the wicked. He specifically spoke based on his familiarity with the teachings of Steven Anderson.

“He’s rejoicing over the death of the wicked … but in Scripture, … it’s the exact opposite,” he said.

Hernandez expressed deep concern over Anderson’s teachings and stated that anyone who “coalesces with Steven Anderson” is “acting as a false teacher” and should be considered a “heretic.” He conveyed his doubts that Anderson is even a Christian himself as “somebody that espouses this type of hatred isn’t saved because he has no love for people.”

“Imagine going to a doctor. With him, the type of physician he is, he just tells everybody, ‘You’re all going to die. You all have a terminal illness,'” he lamented. “Why is he even a pastor? If you’re there to call people out of darkness into the the light, if you’re there to tell people the good news, what good news does he have to pronounce to the homosexuals?”

Hernandez noted that the Bible does indeed provide hope for homosexuals to change—just like anyone else, as it outlines in 1 Corinthians 6:11,”And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” He also pointed to the promise in 2 Corinthians 5:17, which reads, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

“The gospel has to be given to all people,” Hernandez outlined. “We’re to take the gospel to all people.”

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  • Peter Leh

    totally leagal

  • Royal Rican Prince

    He is turning people AWAY from the salvation of Christ. This is NOT of The Lord!!!

  • bowie1

    Homosexuals are attracted to other men while pedophiles are more attracted to under age kids – there is a difference. The “pastor” should know that.

    • Peter Leh

      whoops… that will get you into trouble with our fellow conservative christians. 🙂

    • Judy Zwyghuizen

      But most Homosexual’s have been Pedophiles at one time to get the way their turned out! is all he’s saying! which could be true!

      • SFBruce

        On what do you base your opinion? Gay men are no more likely to abuse children then straight men. As bad as it is for Jimenez to perpetuate this long discredited idea, that’s not “all he’s saying.”

        • xinthose

          Spiritually speaking, sodomy is the bottom of the barrel, along with paedophilia. They seek to destroy innocence, which is seen most in children.

        • jeffmast

          tell that to the Catholic church,every priest convicted of molesting children admitted to also being a sodomite

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        Huh? And how did you come to that conclusion? So any 12 year old kid who feels he is gay has molested a young child? Any 15 year old kid who feels he is gay has molested a young child? Seriously? Get real.

      • Rick Nolte

        But most Homosexual’s have been Pedophiles

        which could be true!

        First you say it is a fact. Then you say it might be true. Freakin’ sheeple!

    • ppp777

      They are both perversions and are quite related

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    What this pastor said in his recent sermon is indeed abhorrent; Jesus Christ came to save sinners and Christians must never rejoice over the destruction of unrepentant sinners. It’s true today’s Western culture is being utterly suicidal and destructive by supporting sexual depravity unconditionally. It hurts all children. Something must be done so that the Sodomy supporters in the West would not hurt children and the Christians around the world by making sane morality illegal. The West has no morality or normality or liberty apart from Christianity. Mankind cannot be submissive to the Sodomic West. At least Christians must retain the freedom to declare sin as sin and preach the Gospel of repentance in the West.

    • SFBruce

      If by “Sodomy supporters” you mean adult gay men, you needn’t worry. Men who identify as gay are a different population from men who molest children. All loving, responsible parents understandably want to protect their children from all abuse, especially sexual abuse, but their gay neighbor is highly unlikely to be a problem here.

      I do very much appreciate your condemnation of this man’s vile, hateful speech, which could encourage an unhinged person into vigilantism.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        The definition of Sodomy supporters is anyone who does not object same-sex “marriage” in society. (Romans ch. 1) If people are encouraged for having abnormal lust for the members of the opposite sex, such species would encourage having lust on anyone and anything in existence. As the result, children will get horribly abused, and God’s wrath will be brought upon such a world. It’s just a matter of time. Those who are silent are as guilty as any active criminals on this matter. (Proverbs ch. 24)

        I’d like you to remember that Biblical Christianity is the only safe value system to live under. All other religions and ideologies oppress fellow humans with injustice and falsehood one way or another, making peaceful co-existence impossible. It is tragic that as soon as the West understood that racism against colored people is evil, they started persecuting the Christians for not condoning the abnormal sexual depravity. Thank God that the Westerners were not sexual pervs when they owned slaves but just average racists. This time, no silent submission. The West needs Biblical teachings to be normal again.

        • Theodore Fenton

          Within the boundaries of marriage, homosexuality is no more a “sin” than heterosexuality.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Sodomic Westerners do not define sin. God does. Both homosexuality and transgenderism are sins according to the Word of God, and those are also a falsehood and unnatural and unhealthy by natural science. Mankind has rights and liberty not to accept the Sodomic Western culture. Every culture is defective and Western culture is not exception.

          • Theodore Fenton

            Yes, yes, yes. Still, within the boundaries of marriage, homosexuality is no more a “sin” than heterosexuality.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Homosexuality cannot be a marriage as pedophilia and incest and animal abuses can’t be marriage. Read Leviticus ch. 18-20 and Romans ch. 1. Marriage is only between one man and one woman. Genesis ch. 1-2.

          • Theodore Fenton

            Leviticus refers only to heterosexual or bisexual men, not gay men.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Yes, it refers homosexuality. Read the text correctly. Homosexuality also leads to pedophilia and mental illness as seen on today’s rich secular nations. No human can stop you from having a sexual chaos, but stop demanding the Christians to endorse your sinful lifestyle. It’s a human rights abuse. You must repent of your sin altogether to get saved. Read John ch. 3 and Romans 1-8.

          • Theodore Fenton

            You are the one who is reading Leviticus incorrectly. “True” gay men do not lie with women … ever.

            No one is demanding that “Christians” endorse any “lifestyle.”

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, it says “lie like” – the offense is clearly homosexuality and nothing else. Read it again. Read Romans ch.1 and Matthew ch.5-7 and John ch.3 as well. Yes, the secular West is demanding mankind to endorse homosexuality; the Western Christians are being the human shield for poor nations for now. You Westerners never got rid of the heinous mentality of slave owners. You think the world must obey you or something when you have no moral standard. Americans should read the Holy Bible and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” again.

            No submission to the rich pervs living in the West. You guys are too spoiled, too well-fed, and being too bored. That’s why you guys are oppressing normal people though you guys are suffering mental illness. Western Liberals are well-dressed mental patients. For the first time in history, mankind will get oppressed by the mental patients and their amusement-lovers. Let foreigners take over your nation; your children will be better-off and safer that way. You Westerners can’t keep even sanity apart from the Holy Bible.

          • Jolanda Tiellemans

            Now, I can only laugh at her comments.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Don’t come by a bunch. Stop online-bullying. Know what you are doing here, bullies.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, Leviticus and other books of the Holy Bible condemn homosexuality. You will have to ban the Holy Bible and Christianity in the USA to support your sinful lifestyle. You guys haven’t changed for 500 years regarding evil. You must repent of your sins to get saved. Yes, your culture demands normal people to endorse the sins by fining white Christians in wedding businesses.

          • Rick Nolte

            Why do you not condemn divorce and adulterous behavior to the degree you do homosexuality? When you work towards making those illegal, we can talk. Until then you are just another hypocrite.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The Western secularism forces endorsement of homosexuality and transgenderism upon everyone using racial equality. No one does that for divorces and adulterous behaviors in the society. Being colored and being sexually sinful are different. You must stop your racism.

        • Rick Nolte

          Well if that is the definition of Sodom supporter then that would be me because personally, I don’t care what happens behind closed doors, between two consenting adults. I will leave that for the wingers and tea baggers.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Today’s Western culture pushes endorsement of Sodomy upon normal people and that’s the problem. It’s a human rights abuse. Everyone has rights to reject sinful practices. You guys need Christianity not to be oppressive.

  • Judy Zwyghuizen

    So What this man goe’s by the word of the Lord and doe’s the lord’s work down here to us! he has his belief’s also! nothing wrong with this!

    • Tangent002

      Is your high school diploma still under warranty? It appears to be defective.

      • Judy Zwyghuizen

        I take it your not a christian Man nor try to live in good judgement! Your day will come as everyone’s “JUDGEMENT” Day then what will you say about what you did in your life??? and why??/ I can only Pray for you! AMEN!

      • Jolanda Tiellemans

        ROFLMAO!!!!! I have to remember that one.

  • Theodore Fenton

    But what about his “sincerely-held religious beliefs”?

    • Charles

      He doesn’t have any..

  • Amos Moses

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  • http://www.bing.com/ Martin Smit

    This statement is really not acceptable. It is wrong to say “The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world.” This is not correct. He might have intended to say “The good news is that there are 50 fewer pedophiles in this world.”

    I’m all for canceling a lease for bad grammar. If they can take on spelling as well, that would be great.

  • Charles

    We should never wish this stuff on homosexuals, or any other sinners.. We are to help bring them to the Lord if possible.. God has his own timetable to bring those whom he choses. I wouldn’t wish hell on any human being that has a chance to change.. Hell is forever, and there’s no getting out. Satan and his minions on the other hand will get what’s coming to them.

    • Peter Leh

      ” God has his own timetable to bring those whom he choses. I wouldn’t wish hell on any human being that has a chance to change”

      Good reason to beckon Christ to return later to give more time for change in his creation.

      • Charles

        An example of this is Pastor John Macarthur was called to a dying homosexual from AIDS wanted to know about the Lord and was repentant after looking back on his life few weeks before his death.. He ministered to him until his death. I hope he made it.

        • Peter Leh

          I do too.

          I trust the creator.

          imo we should never ask god to hurry as his return is indeed final for those he is pursuing. It would also be a violation of the great commission, imo. 🙂

    • http://www.proboards.com Sing Flatly

      Well said. We want people to repent and come to know the Lord Jesus. We should never celebrate the loss of souls. That is insane and sick. Thanks for posting and God bless you and everybody on this thread. 🙂

  • Peter Leh

    I wonder if he wished he did not do it himself? If he were not such a coward?

    • Charles

      Maybe a little off topic here. But I wonder if the “Plan” as they call it is really to bring “Out” all the homosexuals for elimination… What they tell you is never the REAL reason they are doing it. I believe they are collecting MASSIVE amounts of data on people to chose who goes in the the “New” world system. Christians will not fit, as other groups won’t fit in to the “New” system. I believe they are scanning every single thing we say on Facebook, forums, etc. To get a “Feel” of whether you will “Fit” in the new system.. Those who don’t will be eliminated..

      • Peter Leh

        I dunno. I really do not buy into conspiracy.

        to be sure though, what we post is for everyone to see for eternity. (physically speaking)

  • Mary Elizabeth De Jesus

    there are a lot of testamonies of homosexuals that converted to Christ Jesus and are happy and free from that life style. this jimenez person does not have the Holy Spirit. this was pure hate!!!! God is the only Judge. He is giving sinners a chance to repent and convert and to live Holy just like Him. when God Almighty closes the door, thats when He will pour out His wrath on the unbelievers and those who disobeyed and rejected Jesus our King. we as followers of Christ Jesus must continue to pray for the sinners, for we were once sinners and someone prayed for our salvation. amen!!! may God Almighty have mercy on america and these self righteous people who forgot where they came from, amen.

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  • Tangent002

    PayPal and other online payment processors shut down donation accounts for Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church.

    He didn’t take it very well.

  • Cathy Sufrich

    These pastors are heretical. God has the right to hate people, we don’t. Jesus tells us to love our neighbor and to pray for our enemies. The only things He tells us to hate are sins (not sinners) and the devil. Paul mentioned that many of his converts came out of sinful lives, including homosexuality. So who can say how longsuffering (patient) God is with these sinners before He gives them over to their sins? Do these Baptist pastors get regular memos with lists of names regarding God’s judgement? NO! These are just the self-righteous pharisees of today’s false church. Don’t follow them; follow Jesus instead. He calls us to serve, to discern, to separate ouselves and to rebuke; but we are not called to pass judgement. That is God’s job.

  • Georgie Franklin

    Poor Christians. Having to reconcile Bronze Age morals with the 21st century.

  • jeffmast

    while God does condemns sodomy,He condemned murder before He says anything about sodomy

  • Rick

    I am a devout believer and for a pastor to make statements like that are completely unacceptable. That type of hate is not of Christ nor is it Christ-like. To know them is to hope for their salvation. The lifestyle is sinful but the christian’s response should be love. The message is, be reconciled to God. Jesus is the only way.