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Vile 'Pastor' Praises Orlando Shooting, Calls for Execution of Gays

In defiance of everything that defines Christianity, a Sacramento man claiming the title of Baptist pastor stood before his congregation on Sunday spewing vile rhetoric. From the local CBS affiliate:

“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?” [Roger Jimenez] said in the sermon. “Um no, I think that’s great! I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight.”

The remarks were delivered on Sunday morning, hours after the attack happened.

“We don’t need to do anything to help. As far as I’m concerned, Orlando is a little bit safer tonight,” he said.

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Jimenez’s sermon went on to call for even more death at the hands of the government.

“If we lived in a righteous government, they should round them all up and put them up against a firing wall, and blow their brains out,” Jimenez said in the sermon.

Naturally, the remarks have been cited as evidence of Christian bigotry toward homosexuals. In truth, what makes these remarks newsworthy is their exceptional nature. This is not what Christians believe.