Pastor tells gay Christian: ‘I pray you commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag’
A Baptist pastor from Auckland, New Zealand has labelled a gay reporter who was trying to interview him a “filthy child molesting fag”.
Matt McLean of One News called Pastor Logan Robertson to request a statement in relation to comments made by the Westcity Bible Baptist Church member in response to a gay Christian who recently published a book about his faith.
The book’s author wrote to over four hundred churches asking for feedback, but heard back from Robertson who said: “We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book.”
Continuing, the email said: “I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.”
After reporter McLean rang Pastor Robertson to ask for a comment on the email, he was told he would not give an interview to a “filthy faggot”, and that he also hoped McLean would commit suicide.
Speaking in a later interview, he said: “I think every single one of them should be put to death… Christians shouldn’t be doing it, I’m not going to do it, it’s the Government’s job to be doing it.”
The Baptist Union of Churches sought to distance itself from the controversy, saying the Westcity Bible Baptist Church is not part of the union.
The church yesterday posted on its Facebook page: “Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.”
Some didn’t take too kindly to the sentiment, however, with one user writing: “‘And Jesus said to the sinner ‘kill yourself’ -No bible story ever”.
PinkNews has contacted the Westicity Bible Baptist Church for comment.