In an article published on Christian News, a Fort Worth, Texas pastor who in 2016 condoned the actions of the shooter at the Pulse nightclub massacre which saw some 50 people losing their lives, has resigned from his church.
The pastor, Donnie Romero, led the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, an affiliate church of Pastor Steven Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona.
Anderson is well-known for his aggressive preaching methods, as well as his name-calling and outward expression of negative views on homosexuality, all of which are documented on YouTube.
According to a video posted on Anderson’s YouTube page, the reason for Romero’s resignation entails “being with prostitutes, and then there [was] marijuana and gambling that were also discovered.” Anderson initially did not provide these details to the congregation at the Stedfast Baptist Church, partly because Romero’s wife and children were in attendance, as well as him wanting to allow the congregants to process the initial “bombshell”.
Romero, in 2016 in an interview by local television station Fox4, expressed content at the deaths of the 50 nightclub goers at the Pulse Nightclub Massacre which garnered worldwide media attention.
He was quoted as saying “These 50 sodomites are all perverts and paedophiles, and they are the scum of the earth, and the earth is a little better place now, and I’ll even take it a step further ’cause I heard on the news today that there are still several dozen of these [bleeped out] in ICU, in intensive care, and I will pray to God like I did this morning—I will do it again tonight—I will pray that God will finish the job that man started.”, seemingly expressing satisfaction at the attack.
Romero’s statements were condemned by Christians, citing them as unbiblical. One such commenter wrote in part “We should never wish this stuff on homosexuals, or any other sinners. We are to help bring them to the Lord, if possible…”
Both Romero and Anderson believe and teach that homosexuals cannot be turned to Christ and be saved, as they have been given over to a reprobate mind.