Jamaica Bans Notorious “Death To Gays” US Pastor

The Guardian reports:

Jamaica has banned a Holocaust-denying pastor from Arizona who has called for gay people to be stoned death, after outcry from activists on the island.

Steven Anderson, from the Faithful World Baptist Church in Tempe, said he was about to board a flight to Kingston when he was informed he would not be allowed into Jamaica.

Anderson, who once prayed for the death of Barack Obama, has previously been denied entry to South Africa, Canada, the United Kingdom and Botswana.

“The decision was made by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conducive to the current climate,” said spokesperson for the Ministry of National Security on Monday.

You may recall that Anderson was among multiple Christian pastors who celebrated the Pulse massacre. Anderson also prayed on camera for those wounded at Pulse to die of their injuries.

VIDEO: According to Anderson, he was denied boarding his Jamaica-bound flight when he attempted to connect in Atlanta. He also laments that he’s been banned from “the most homophobic nation” on the planet.

(Tipped by JMG reader Michael)

  • fastlanestranger

    Come out before you kill anyone else you awful queen.

    • Uncle Mark

      Yeah, I’m wondering if he’s hitting the Atlanta gay bars tonight, or maybe he’s pulling a Larry Craig…”evangelizing” in the airport men’s rooms

  • David in Tucson

    I’m impressed. He’s more than Jamaica is willing to tolerate! Good for Jamaica!

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Clearly, you’re not aware of how anti-gay Jamaica is; which makes this so shocking.

  • how awful do you have to be to have a homophobic country ban you?

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      My sentiments exactly. Gays in Jamaica are literally killed for sport in some areas, with the police and government turning a blind eye.

      • ahh….you may have touched on something there. maybe they don’t want the competition!

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Don’t laugh, I suspect that’s true.

    • kirby7771

      Apparently, you just have to be……this guy.

  • AtticusP

    Good. I’m only sorry that they didn’t wait until he tried to get into the country so that he’d have to pay his fare there and back.

    Then again, he probably has suckers… er, acolytes… that pay his bills for him.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    This actually surprising given how violently anti-gay Jamaica is. We’ll still never travel there.

    • Ninja0980

      Same here.
      Country won’t see a dime from me.

    • dcurlee

      Same here

    • Hank

      Not a “farthing” of mine, will go to that country!!!

    • margaretpoa

      Ever, ever, ever. Nor will I ever buy any product of Jamaica. They, like the Home Depot founder have told me exactly how they feel about me so I’ll spend my money elsewhere.

      • Helen Damnation™

        For the record, though, the Home Depot founder dude is no longer associated/affiliated with the corporation.
        -“But Marcus hasn’t worked for Home Depot for more than a decade, -and during that time, the home improvement superstore has been -repeatedly targeted by the right-wing for its support of LGBT people -and issues.”

        • fiizok

          This is true, but Bernie Marcus still holds a great deal of Home Depot stock. I’m not going to help him get ever more wealthy; I’ll shop elsewhere.

          • Sporkfighter

            I own some Home Depot stock. If you’re in a diversified 401-K type plan, chances are you own some Home Depot stock.

            Think for a moment before you boycott me or yourself.

          • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

            bad news, your stock is down.

          • Sporkfighter

            Such is the nature of stock. I expect a whole lotta stocks will be down in a very few months.

          • Platos_Redhaired_Stepchild

            It only took days.

          • Jeff Neal

            I don’t so therefore I am!

          • Helen Damnation™

            Our other option is Lowes, the lesser of two evils?

        • margaretpoa

          For the record, I wasn’t discussing the chain’s LGBTQ record. I was referring to yesterday when the founder said “Democrats are brainless”. Not only am I part of the LGBTQ community, I’m a Democrat too.

  • another_steve

    Ohmigod…when Jamaica – which over the years has morphed into a killing field as regards LGBT people – condemns you, you know you are bad.

  • Ninja0980

    They don’t want any foreign competition.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Exactly. Anyone who’s praising Jamaica for this hasn’t got a clue.

  • AtticusP

    How deep is this one’s closet?

    • dcurlee

      Did you see how deep the wardrobe was in Narnia

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        I suspect a quantum singularity can’t compete with the depth of that closet.

        • Christopher

          Even the TARDIS is impressed with the depth of his closet.

      • Nowhereman

        …or was that Nambia?

    • another_steve

      I’m homosexual.

      I can’t resist.


    • ETownCanuck

      Whatever comes AFTER Narnia, and then some.

    • Mark

      As deep as a video booth at the local arcade???

  • dcurlee

    Big closet queen….that’s obvious

    • chrisinphx

      Right! I’d throw such a hard hate fuck into him. Give him something to pray about.

      • JWC


        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          and a “Hail SATIN!” for good measure….just to fuck with him even more.

          • Mark

            Satin or Satan? He might like satin since it’s all shiny and slick…..

          • Jean-Marc in Canada

            Satin, as I said, it would confused the fuck out of him. Besides, either one is considered an abomination.

          • Mark

            Satin fabric is an abomination? That’s a new one for me.

      • another_steve

        Send him to the hospital while you’re at it.

        I’ve had boyfriends who in our…umm…intimate moments almost did that to me.

    • pch1013

      Or “batty bwoy,” as they say in Jamaica.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    They should have let him in and locked him up!

  • Ninja0980

    Very brave man right here who reflects the ongoing dangers the LGBT face in the Caribbean, a reality that isn’t erased by Jamaica banning this crackpot.

  • Sam_Handwich


    Susan Collins just voted NO on the 20 week abortion thingy. wondering about Murkowski

    otherwise it’s been party line

    they need 60 votes, so it’s dead

    • Ninja0980

      But she’ll be yes on the judges who want to outlaw abortion altogether, so it’s a moot point.

    • Nowhereman

      You never know about Murkowski. Every once in awhile she does the right thing, only to negate it with her next vote.

  • Jay George
  • Chucktech

    So, WHY did they ban this guy? It couldn’t have anything to do with hating queers. Not queer-hating Jamaica.

    • Reality.Bites

      Praying for the death of Barack Obama – he’s clearly virulently racist.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      They’re preachers don’t want the competition.

  • Lazycrockett
  • AJA

    Fun fact about Jamaica: they have a village that is called “Ginger Bottom”.

    As a ginger, I found that amusing.

    • Nowhereman

      Made me giggle.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Oh my, something both myself and the Husbotter love, a nice ginger bottom. So much fun, especially when they’re tied up, nice and comfy.

      Yes, I am evil….

      ….no, I will never be… 😉

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • Mark

      Wonder if he’s a regular at Flex or Chute? Not that I’d know anything about those places…….(eyes wandering around staring aimlessly)

  • Lars Littlefield

    He’s very lucky that I don’t listen to the voices in my head telling me to drive to Tempe and put bullet in his head.

  • Nowhereman

    Can we ban him from the planet? I’m guessing he’s been banned from heaven, too.

  • shellback

    Steven, You have gay hands. Exceedingly gay hands. You need to blow someone. It will end your crazy.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Context and perspective matter, so I’d say you get a pass.

  • bkmn

    Poor snowflake is melting down.

  • Chris Bartlett

    I think they should have let him on the plane.
    And then at 10000 feet push him out the door into the hands of his Loving God

  • Sam_Handwich

    House committee voted to releases the fake Nunes memo

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      And NOT the minority one

      • Sam_Handwich


        they should leak it

        • Hank

          Adam Schiff will do so.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Oh good, now we can see what level of creative writing skill he’s achieved.

    • Hank

      Nunes is running scared he will be charged as a Traitor!!!

  • Ninja0980

    And another idiot learns that when push comes to shove, the Republican Party has no use for LGBT people.

    • Hank

      Will the GLBT Hypocrites ever learn???

  • Sam_Handwich
  • margaretpoa

    Why can’t we ban him from the United States?

  • TK

    Now if there was just some way to ban him from the planet

  • David Gervais

    If your god can’t or won’t get you into “the most homophobic nation” he is probably trying to tell you something.

  • Wow, when you’re too homophobic for Jamaica…

  • TK

    Good grief! I had no idea that Jamaica was that bad. Definitely off my list of places to visit.

  • Helen Damnation™

    Pastor my mother-fucking ass. True Christian preachers would never advocate murder. Fuck you and your hateful church.

    • Sporkfighter

      “Ah yes, but no true Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.”

    • jonfromcalifornia

      Actually, these Evangelical “pastors” have quite an racket going in advocating for the deaths of LGBT people. Besides this idiot, “pastors” Kevin Swanson, Roger Jimenez, Donnie Romero also come to mind.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
  • Leo
  • margaretpoa

    You can’t just “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ” and tell us how down he was on “homosexuality” because he never said anything about it. And you’re a “Pastor” and I’m atheist.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    OT In these trying times, I find myself listening to the score from Inception. Great crescendos and the vocal and visual color palette is amazing. Plus I wonder if there’s some top spinning somewhere we’re just being fucked with.


  • carlkrause

    It’s sad that Pastor Anderson doesnt just come out and admit he’s gay.

    • Phil2u

      I think I understand how you meant this: “sad” in an empathetic way. There is absolutely nothing really sad about this man and plenty that is utterly deplorable.

  • BeaverTales

    Hooray Jamaica! My Jamaican grandma can slow down the turning in her grave, but it won’t stop until we get equal marriage and civil protections.

  • Macbill

    Sorry, I’m not sorry.

  • 2amor

    It really is to bad they can’t ban him from the U.S…..

  • Davester

    Oh yeah, this one. I swear he thinks more about dick in one week than I’ve thought it in my whole life LOL.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Hon, this guy has dick sausages with a side of penis on toast and eggs been on a dick for breakfast. And you know what’s in that coffee.

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    This pig isn’t gay, he may be slightly bi, but I’m sure he’s not actually one of us.

    And by ‘slightly bi’ I mean that he saw an attractive person who turned out to be male; once. That terrified his Jebus-brainwashed little mind.

    Here’s hoping he suffers from multiple anal fissures.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      You do know some of us are bi, right? I think he’s so far in the closet he’s freaked out. He doesn’t deserve any of our letters.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        Yes, but he’s not really bi either. He has had – at best – a ‘bad thought’ according to his religion.

        Not every homophobe is gay.

  • leo77

    Getting banned from Jamaica for homophobia? That’s got to be some kind of record.

    • Halou

      I think Jamaica only banned him for the bad international press his presence would generate, in terms of his homophobia I don’t think Jamaica’s government gives a damn.

  • JohnMyroro

    When a homophobic country like Jamaica finds you too much a bigot to allow entry, that should tell you something.

  • anne marie in philly

    wah wah wah, you fucking h8er! go suck a big bag of diseased donkey dicks!

  • Can we ban him from the US too? Like put him in a hot air balloon and let it drift over the ocean.

  • Jefe5084

    i recommend that he be banned from living.

  • Jefe5084

    He’s a cult leader, not really a “pastor.”

  • Friday’s_cat

    Anderson’s ancestor was probably holding the nails for the centurion doing the home improvement project on Jesus.

  • Halou


    Not that long ago Jamaica let in a who’s who of other western preachers and hateful radicals to lecture them on whether or not to repeal their colonial era “Buggery Act”, because what better way to express your independence than to welcome your former occupiers and listen to them tell you to keep the law they wrote and imposed upon you centuries earlier? Following this insane lecture the island nation’s police force complained about a sudden and dramatic increase in the number of homeless LGBT youth, many of which had to take shelter in the sewers, people who were evicted from their own homes after their parents were told to do so by mighty whitey British and American extremists…
    And at about the same time, this story hit the news, a gay teenager was stoned to death in mid-2013, with his attackers continuing to throw stones at his head even after he fell to the ground, and calling him a “batty boy”.

    Warning: Graphic Content!!

    So… Yeah. I’m not going to praise Jamaica for it’s decision here.

  • fuzzybits

    It will still be hell for LGBT folk in Jamaica.

  • FAEN

    Why import hate when you have your own.

    • Girlgoon

      Maybe it had nothing to do with gays. Maybe it was his hatred of Obama.

  • This guy has major gay voice. I also see signs of facial “wasting syndrome” that I used to see among HIV-positive men back in the 80s and 90s.

    Whatever the case is, I’m intensely curious about what sent this guy off the rails.

    I’m more saddened than angry. This is not a mentally stable person. It’s too bad his congregation can’t see that.

  • pgarayt

    He just needs a job is all.

  • Rick

    Wow, that’s just awful. He’s going to have to suck a *lot* of cock to get over the emotional pain of this denial.

  • Rick

    I really look forward to the day he gets caught with two cocks up his ass in a truck stop somewhere.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Way to go, Jamaican activists! Great work!!!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    This asshole says he was going to Jamaica to preach the gospel and get people saved. As if Jamaicans have never heard of Christian teachings, as if he was going to the wilds of Borneo.

    • Silver Badger

      They have churches there too. I’m not sure that there are any places the christians haven’t infiltrated.

      • Ivan T. Errible

        Mecca and Medina?

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    His closet is so big I see a Christmas gift from ’87 in the back.

  • Gigi

    WTF kind of POS gets banned by a country that turns a blind eye to killing gays in broad daylight? I’ve avoided Jamaica for years because of their deplorable treatment of our brothers and sisters.

  • Nowhereman

    I’ll bet this hypocrite has a few tattoos, eats shrimp, and wears cotton/polyester blend T-shirts. And is he advocating for children who curse their parents to be stoned to death also? Enquiring minds and all…

  • Bambino

    What’s going on?!!! First the Russian recognize gay marriage and now Jamica ban Nazi. What`s next?

  • Girlgoon

    I think he should go to Cuba instead and stay in that hotel, that makes your brain bleed like what happened. to diplomats that stay there.

  • Girlgoon

    On second thought, I think I’d rather send them to North Korea. See if he can save some souls there. The they’ll send him back on a stretcher in a coma

    • Mikey

      maybe they wouldn’t send him back at all?

      • Girlgoon

        Fingers crossed

  • Mikey

    I don’t see any peyot on this fool!
    Honey bunny, if you’re going to quote Leviticus, make sure you yourself are not breaking one of the rules.

  • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

    At least we’ll always have the video of U.S. Border Agents taxing his punk ass and making him scream like a little bitch.


  • JCF

    Baby steps?

  • That seems counterintuitive to me, since being gay is illegal in Jamaica, and street killings of LGBT people are commonplace, and not regarded as crimes. LGBT teenagers are forced to live in sewers.

    • Friday

      Doesn’t mean they want outsiders causing trouble or giving them more bad publicity. Or maybe their hate-preachers don’t want the competition.

      • Possible, although I don’t think they regard their animus against gays as “bad publicity” at all. Jamaica is proud of its discrimination against LGBT minorities and wears it as a badge of honour “in God’s name”.

  • BobSF_94117

    It’s too bad they told him before he arrived in Jamaica.

  • Oh, Parker

    I’ve never listened to his voice before. Wow. The self-loathing is strong with this one.

  • Stogiebear

    It’s really a pity that the Jamaican government did let him fly from Tempe to Kingston and detain him for the next flight back to the US. I think he could use the downtime to re-evaluate his life choices.

  • SDG

    The lady doth protest too much, methinks! Someone has a closet?

  • eddiebeskeddie

    betcha anything this guy has a personal relationship with Jesus. (and a million others believe it)

  • Allan Barger

    The first time I heard this guy I immediately thought “He’s been molested by some male pedophile as a kid. Now his rage is mistakenly turned against gay men because he can’t separate two completely different things in his thinking. He projects his pathology on others because he can’t face it himself. I’m sorry for him, but he doesn’t get a pass for his words. Even worse are the people who sit in his “church” and support him. Dude, get some help. The rest of you in his church, get a heart, a brain, and a soul.

  • netxtown

    Obviously, his gawd just can’t work up the right magic to save him from teh gays. I declare! I do believe his gowd’s impotent!

  • 1980Gardener

    You know it’s bad when Jamaica, a culture will deep rooted homophobia, bans you. wow!

  • mercdem2

    Not obviously you fuck. Jamaica is changing, Gov’t legalized the herbs and is now even offering protections for the LGBT. The people may be lagging but like all people when the slowly start seeing the evil in men selling hate, they’ll soften.

  • violamateo

    1’26”: He says it agaaaiiiiiin: “Crammed down their throats”. He’s got cocksuckin’ on his mind, that’s for sure.

  • Robert

    A talking asshole, WOW!

  • meldroc

    Now that’s quite a feat…

  • juanjo54

    Do stop by and watch his Youtube rant on this and then puruse the comments section. There have been a group of atheists, gays and others having a little sport with his followers. They can’t seem to focus on a specific theme although in general they think it is a sodomite, Jewish, atheist, communist, deep state, Muslim plot against this gay speaking closet case faux preacher.

  • Danny De Jayeff

    What makes people so ugly on the inside? (Not that the outside is any prize.)