The Daily Mail reports…
“KIIS FM radio host Kyle Sandilands has gone head-to-head with a controversial Arizona pastor who labelled Caitlyn Jenner a ‘filthy sodomite’ and prayed for her death.
Pastor [Steven] Anderson – also a Holocaust-denier – was interviewed on the 44-year-old’s Australian breakfast show on Friday morning, after delivering a controversial speech at the Faithful Word Baptist Church on Sunday.
Anderson revealed he’d only recently heard of Jenner, 65, a former Olympic athlete and father of the Kardashian clan, who underwent a sex change operation at the end of May and announced herself to the world under the new name, Caitlyn.
When Kyle and his co host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson asked why the pastor was spreading so much hate, Stephen revealed his agenda: to reach someone in Australia who hasn’t ‘lost the plot’.
‘I hope there’s someone that actually thinks this is a bizarre, filthy world we live in when this Bruce Jenner is being praised by our President Barack Obama and lifted up as some kind of a hero.
‘God didn’t make anyone into a homosexual; they were not born that way, they were turned over to a reprobate mind through the lust of their own heart,’ he preached on-air.
In the heated exchange Kyle told the pastor: ‘I think you’re probably more filthy than anyone knows; you’re a sick man hiding behind the Bible.’
Quoting extracts from the Holy Scriptures, the pastor – who teaches only from the 1611 edition of the King James Bible – labelled Jenner a ‘filthy sodomite’.
‘Even as Sodom and [Gomorrah] and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh, were set forth for an example, suffering forth the vengeance of eternal fire.’
Meanwhile, Jackie cautioned that such hate-filled messages were only exacerbating the problem of teen suicides in the transgender community.
The Williams Institute in collaboration with American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports 45% of transgender and gender non-conforming adults between the age of 18-24 in America have made a suicide attempt in their lifetime.
‘Because of the bullying and non acceptance from people like you, people are very scared to come out; they’re scared because they won’t be accepted,’ said Jackie as the pastor could be heard saying ‘amen’.
‘They’ve been bullied to such a degree that they’ve taken their own lives. You’re [Anderson] part of this problem,’ she continued.
‘I don’t think it [suicide] is a problem; the problem is that there’s so many that accept it; the problem is that they are not more fearful, because back when they were fearful they were in the closet,’ said Anderson.
‘Fearful of what, what are we living in fear of?’ said Kyle.
‘It used to be that people were afraid to expose themselves as a homosexual so they were in the closet,’ explained the pastor.
‘That way my little children didn’t have to see this kind of [bleep] everywhere they look and you could actually live a decent and godly Christian life without having this filthy sodomite agenda crammed down your throat.’
The pastor is well-known in the U.S for his November 2014 prediction that we could have an AIDS-free Christmas if all LGBT people were executed.
When Kyle questioned whether Anderson’s hate-filled agenda was in line with Christian values, the churchman hit back, labeling the radio hosts part of a media agenda that uses ‘hate is wrong’ as a buzzword.
‘This is all new, this is a new media agenda just to demonize anyone who preaches against sin and anyone who calls a filthy animal, a filthy animal,’ he said in the heated conversation, before claiming they were ‘brainwashed’.
As Kyle tried to reason with him that his comments were hateful, the pastor’s response was ‘where do you get the idea that all hate is wrong? Hate is a normal human emotion.’
He continued that wanting to eradicate ‘hate’ was a bizarre aspiration.
The pastor’s on air comments echoed his confronting sermon on Sunday in which he verbally attacked Caitlyn Jenner’s character and her Vanity Fair cover.
‘This week this filthy sodomite picture is everywhere and people are showing this transvestite Bruce Jenner and I mean this filthy pervert is just on all these magazine covers and I just mean literally hundreds of millions of people are being subjected to looking at a transfreak.
‘I’m going to pray he dies and goes to hell, are you serious? I have nothing but hate.
‘I hate him with a perfect hated, I have no love, no love for this Bruce freak.’
The phone number for Lifeline Australia, for crisis support, is 13 11 14.
Beyondblue, which aims to reduce the impact of depression and anxiety in the community, can be contacted on 1300 22 4636, or visit the webpage at http://www.beyondblue.org.au/ “