“I Actually Discovered the Cure for AIDS”: Arizona Pastor Reveals Biblically Based Plan For An “AIDS-Free World by Christmas”

Screen Shot 2014-12-03 at 12.26.44 PMA series of videos of Baptist pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona have gone viral as he talks about the solution of AIDS being the exterminations of all homosexuals and bisexual citizens. He explained that AIDS could be solved by Christmas with a simple holocaust for homosexuals. The videos are below.

Anderson takes off on this sermon to recognize “AIDS Awareness Day.” That led to his sermon entitled “AIDS: The Judgement of God” where he explains that Leviticus 20:13 compels the faithful to kill gay, lesbians, and bisexuals. He explains that, in his reading of the section, “I actually discovered the cure for AIDS.” Here is the thrust of his solution:


“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.”

Anderson added

“And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”

What is chilling that Anderson refers to how many kids are in the audience as he spews this hateful sermon, including teaching them that “all homos are pedophiles” and screaming “No homos will ever be allowed in this church as long as I am pastor here.”

Anderson previously attracted attention by explaining why women have to be entirely silent in church. Not even an amen:

If your stomach can take it, here is the full sermon:

342 thoughts on ““I Actually Discovered the Cure for AIDS”: Arizona Pastor Reveals Biblically Based Plan For An “AIDS-Free World by Christmas””

  1. I cannot believe someone is blasting Reagan about AIDS, and I am a Republican and have dear friends who are gay and your assertion that Republicans are all homophobe is stupid. Reagan did the responsible thing by keeping his mouth shut until physicians got clear information. Unlike the yo-yo we have now who knows squat but is running our healthcare. People were frightened about AIDS, just as we were frightened by Ebola. Fear does not make you homophobic!

  2. Honestly, Inga, I never heard of Scott Lively. But I am a regular FOX viewer and they generally stay away from garbage. This preposterous view has been mentioned in various places when the AIDS epidemic scared everyone. And if it had absolutely been proven to be caused by being gay without ever participating in sexual activities, there would have been chaos. That’s the human need of self-preservation. Actually the animal in us. Well, not us, per se, we would have been protecting.

    However, since food and beverages are usually served at church functions, I assume the few there were eating.

  3. Though I am conservative, Libertarian, straight & [gasp!] a follower of The Way, I don’t hate homosexuals. This ‘preacher’ sounds like some kind of plant to bring discredit to Yeshua & the New Testament. Even though NONE of the Bible quotes were from Yeshua or the NT.

    Someone asked WWJD. Jesus would tell the sex sinner, be they fornicators, adulterers, homosexual, whatever, that He doesn’t condemn them, but that they should go & sin no more.

    People don’t understand that when the Book says don’t commit fornication, steal, murder & so on that these are guardrails so to speak, for our protection. One virgin man & one virgin woman in a life committed relationship who don’t stray will never have to worry about STDs.

    This person is so far from Yeshua & what the Master taught that he can not truly claim to be a Christian.

    To those who insist that the Bible & Jesus are myths, Yeshua had this to say, from John 18, Amplified Bible. “Him” with a capitol, refers to Yeshua, the speaker:
    18 He who believes in Him [who clings to, trusts in, relies on Him] is not judged [he who trusts in Him never comes up for judgment; for him there is no rejection, no condemnation—he incurs no damnation];

    BUT he who does not believe (cleave to, rely on, trust in Him) is judged already [he has already been convicted and has already received his sentence] because he has not believed in and trusted in the name of the only begotten Son of God. [He is condemned for refusing to let his trust rest in Christ’s name.]

    19 The [basis of the] judgment (indictment, the test by which men are judged, the ground for the sentence) lies in this: the Light has come into the world, and people have loved the darkness rather than and more than the Light, for their works (deeds) were evil.

    20 For every wrongdoer hates (loathes, detests) the Light, and will not come out into the Light but shrinks from it, lest his works (his deeds, his activities, his conduct) be exposed and reproved.
    [‘BUT’ capped is added emphasis. Original is ‘but’.]


  4. If Jesus was real, he’d rip this ‘Putz’s’ head off, and crap down his neck!!!

  5. Mike Appleton – I don’t know who this man is. Not all people are Fundies as you know. As your assertion does prove later. I don’t watch Fox.

    I am somewhat surprised, indeed skeptical, over assertions that no one has heard of Scott Lively. He is one of the most prominent Christian fundamentalists in the country, a former director of the American Family Association and a vocal opponent of LBGT rights. And frankly, although I agree that Mr. Anderson has “issues,” his sermons on homosexuality are repeated (albeit without reference to execution) regularly in fundamentalist churches around the country. In short, the problem is larger than two dozen “toothless converts.” Hatred routinely spews from the mouths of people with full sets of teeth.

    I should add that I am not one who believes that “moderates” of any religious persuasion have a duty to publicly denounce fruitcakes in their ranks. However, I also do not believe that one should be coyly defensive about the dangers of religious fundamentalism when its roots are in a faith other than Islam.

    I am very interested and relieved to know these are your feelings.

  6. Sorry, but I’m laughing about the meme of the Catholic bishop. I remarked earlier that I’d been to Catholic churches around the world, and never heard a word about harming gays. Got some push back, but look at that, a Catholic bishop proving my point.

  7. What I see is me saying I want the gay community to be happy and healthy, and I want the dread disease HIV permanently beaten, and I’ve been called a homophobe. Doesn’t make much sense.

  8. Do you believe that it’s discriminatory to ban all people who lived in or visited the UK for more than 3 months between 1980 to 1996 out of precaution against cCVJ? Because that is an enormous class of people.

  9. I also asked you if you thought that the high rate of HIV infection in the gay community was incorrect, and if so, why. This rate caused the FDA to deem them a high risk group. If you believe the numbers are in error, please explain your reasoning.

  10. Max:

    “Karen S
    When I told you about my sexual history, a history that actually makes me a safer donor than someone who’s been married for as long…
    … You instead doubled down with your unnatural fear of teh gay.


    Sorry, what?????

    Let me repeat my questions, which you found bigoted and fearful:

    “You have not explained how allowing high risk donors would not increase transfusion transmission, or if you believe that increase is justifiable, and if so, why. You have discussed how the ban is unfair, or stigmatizing, but the relevant point is the safety of the blood supply. Can you explain how to get around the problem of false negatives due to insufficient antibody levels, especially after initial exposure?

    If you can explain to me how allowing high risk donors is no threat to the blood supply, then I will listen to what you have to say.”

    I have explained the reasons why high risk donors are excluded, and I’ve invited you to discuss it.

    Offer’s still open, but if you’re going to keep calling me homophobic instead of engaging in a real conversation, then we’ll just move on.

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