Pastor who claimed ‘devil’ gays deserve to die found guilty of child molestation

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An extreme anti-gay pastor has been found guilty on child molestation charges.

Pastor Kenneth Adkins of Jacksonville, Florida, was a notorious and outspoken opponent of LGBT rights who refers to gay people as the “devil”.

Adkins celebrated the killing of 49 people in the Pulse gay bar shooting last year, tweeting: “I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!”

Just months after his shocking Orlando comments, the pastor was arrested on a charge of aggravated child molestation.

It comes after a Brunswick Police Department probe launched, focused on suspected molestation taking place in Adkins’ church.

He was found guilty this week on a charge of eight counts of child molestation of a young boy and girl who attended his church and were part of his ‘mentoring’ scheme.

The court heard that Adkins encouraged the young teens to have sex in front of him so he could “judge” them, before joining in himself. He also sent photographs of his penis to the young boy, according to reports.

Adkins will be sentenced April 25, and is expected to be handed a lengthy prison sentence due to strict mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

According to Georgia outlet Savannah Now, the pastor is a former drug addict who reinvented himself in Jacksonville when he opened up his public relations firm.

Adkins previously made headlines when he dressed as a woman to protest LGBT rights law.

Pastor who claimed ‘devil’ gays deserve to die found guilty of child molestation

He insisted at the time: “I am gonna ‘pee’ next to your women in the women’s bathroom and let’s see how yall feel.”

Adkins also claimed that homosexuals had tricked black people into supporting anti-discrimination protections, writing: “Black Democrats have very quiet about this issue because the Homosexuals have fooled them into thinking that Black Lives Matter.

“Trust me, they ain’t Marching for Black folks. I Got a Message for the Homosexuals: You Can Still Go To Hell!”