Pastor who wants to ‘stone homos’ by Christmas to receive coal instead of presents

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An Arizona pastor who claims AIDS could be wiped out by Christmas if “homos” were stoned to death is on Santa’s naughty list this year.

Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, is set to receive lumps of coal instead of presents after he called for homosexuals to be stoned to death last week.

He said: “Approximately 1.6 percent of the US populations, and 0.7 percent are bi… it’s all the same category, Sodomite.

“Turn to Leviticus 20:13, because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS. We could have an AIDS free world by Christmas if we follow this.

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

“And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along.”

In lieu of Father Christmas, equality charity Planting Peace is planning to deliver the pastor lumps of coal on Christmas eve, and is raising money to fight HIV/AIDS.

A statement said: “In response to his ridiculous and unbelievably offensive statement, Planting Peace invites you to make a donation that will go toward helping people with HIV/AIDS.

“It’s clear to us that Pastor Anderson falls on the ‘naughty list’ this year, so in addition, for every donation we receive Planting Peace will send a lump of coal to Pastor Anderson in a festive package tied with a bow that will be delivered on Christmas Eve.”