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Texas ‘hate-preacher’ tells children: ‘I can’t wait for gay people just to go to Hell’

Josh Milton March 13, 2022
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Jonathan Shelley preaching in a suit

Jonathan Shelley, a pastor for a church considered a hate group by activists. (Screen capture via YouTube)

As Texas’ leaders shield trans youth from “abusive” gender-affirming healthcare, a “hate-preacher” is allowed to tell children he can’t wait for LGBT+ people to go to Hell.

Startling video footage shows the moment Jonathan Shelley of the Steadfast Bible Church in Hurst irls homophobia in front of young children.

While some giggle and turn away, others are left to stare at Shelley as he shouts against “fornicators” not being welcomed in his church, which is a considered by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.

“So if there’s a whore she’s supposed to be thrown out until she repents and gets back in, and then on top of that, the sodomite’s never allowed in for any vow,” he said, according to a live stream of the 90-minute sermon posted to the church’s YouTube channel last Sunday (6 March).

“Love is love? No. There’s no promise you could make, there’s nothing you can say, you’re never welcome, go away. I just can’t wait until you just go to Hell.

“There’s just no place for them,” as people off-screen can be heard cheering in agreement.

But, you know, both the state governor, Greg Abbott, and its attorney general, Ken Paxton, both consider healthcare for trans youth as tantamount to “child abuse”.

Texas pastor backs the ‘death penalty for homosexuals’

Stedfast Baptist faced a court order to evacuate the building after a Tarrant County judge ruled that it is violating a clause in the lease prohibiting threats and violence.

In a Feburary video discussing how the church has been evicted, Shelley sought to drum up support by, er, urging for the death penalty for queer people.

“And, you know, it’s great when trucks accidentally go through those, you know, parades,” Shelley said. “I think only one person died. So hopefully we can hope for more in the future.”

“One of the most evil, wicked things on this planet, is men with men,” he said. “That grotesqe and disgusting abomination.”

“I’ve never adovcaed violence towards any singular person,” he added, “I’ve only ever advocated for the legal sanctioned death penalty for homosexuals.”

Just the man children should hear from then.

Shelly, the former head of the Pure Words Baptist Church in Houston, took over as pastor after Donnie Romero was ousted for sleeping with sex workers. Romero had once dubbed gay people the “scum of the Earth” and hope the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting would die.

Only last year did Shelley celebrate the death of Jim Fahy, a 75-year-old gay man and member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus.

Tragically, Fahy was struck and killed when a driver swerved into the Wilton Manors Pride Parade.

“And, you know, it’s great when trucks accidentally go through those, you know, parades,” the pastor Shelley told congregants.

“I think only one person died. So hopefully we can hope for more in the future.”

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