It doesn't take long for any faithful Christian or even non-Christian who has respect for others to see that radical fundamentalist Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona is over the top. Although I'm not a fan of his attacks on, false teachings of and mockery of Catholicism. Pastor Steven Anderson attacks others as well and spews a lot of hateful speech out of his mouth. Some quick online searching including Google and YouTube will quickly reveal some not so good things about this over the top fundamentalist.
I decided to comment on one of his videos in which he was mocking Catholicism, but I used one of my other profiles rather than Catholic Transformation because this Pastor
and many of the commenters are too over the top.
The title of the video is: "Pastor Anderson Demonstrates Catholic Ritual." Whether you agree with Catholicism or not, just replace how you worship in your home, in your church, in general with this type of mockery. If you are a faithful Catholic, you should find this mockery very offensive. Considering the source behind the video, it's no big surprise.
Here's my comment:
Tell me how this approach is in line with the scriptures below and is supposed to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 16:14 "Let all your things be done with charity." - King James Version - .... "Is this video done in Charity or HATE ?"
Matthew 12:36 "But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment." - King James Version - ...."I'm glad God judges everyone for what he or she says and not me."
Mark 12:31 "And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." - King James Version - "If this video is an example of loving your neighbor as yourself, I'd hate to see what a non-loving video is like."
Luke 6:31 "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise." - King James Version - "Would you want someone to treat you with this level disrespect whether they agreed with you or not?"
Proverbs 25:21-22 "If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the Lord shall reward thee." - King James Version - "This doesn't seem like the biblical approach stated here in scripture. It amazes me how so many professing Christians DO NOTHING for their neighbor and focus on themselves so much."
Is there any truth to the information below about Pastor Anderson ............
In September 2016, after Anderson had announced his intention to travel to South Africa, Malusi Gigaba, the Minister for Home Affairs banned Anderson and his followers, citing the Constitution of South Africa and stating "I have identified Steven Anderson as an undesirable person to travel to South Africa".
Anderson was also banned from entering the United Kingdom, leading him to change his travel route to Botswana by flying via Ethiopia. On 20 September 2016, Anderson was banned and deported from Botswana.
In a YouTube video, Anderson mentioned a planned missionary trip to Malawi in order to set up a church there. Malawian authorities subsequently made it known that he would not be welcome in the country and that he would also be banned from entering it in the future.
On 29 January 2018, Anderson was banned from entering Jamaica.