Baptist Texas Pastor Says Homosexual Persons Should Be Shot in the Head in Recent Sermon
Well, this is excessive.
I find “Pride Month” to be very annoying (all those rainbow logos on social media for 30 days in a row), but I don’t advocate that people go out and shoot homosexuals in their heads.
by Jessica Lea
June 10, 2022
A preacher in Watauga, Texas, has drawn national attention for saying that it is God’s will for gay people to be executed by being “shot in the back of the head.” Dillon Awes of Stedfast Baptist Church made the comments June 5 in a sermon titled, “Why We Won’t Shut Up.”
“What does God say is the answer for the sodomite?” asked Awes during his sermon. “What does God say is the answer, is the solution for the homosexual in 2022 here in the New Testament, here in the book of Romans? That they are worthy of death. These people should be put to death! Every single homosexual in our country should be charged with the crime, the abomination of homosexuality that they have. They should be convicted in a lawful trial, they should be sentenced with death, they should be lined up against the wall and shot in the back of the head! That’s what God teaches. That’s what the Bible says. You don’t like it, you don’t like God’s Word.”
Pastor Dillon Awes of Stedfast Baptist Church in Watauga said gay people “are dangerous to society” and “all homosexuals are pedophiles.”
June 9, 2022
By Minyvonne Burke
A Texas baptist church — labeled an “anti-LGBT hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center — has caused outrage after a pastor said gay people should be “lined up against the wall and shot in the back of the head.”
Pastor Dillon Awes of Stedfast Baptist Church in Watauga, a suburb of Fort Worth, made the comment and other controversial remarks during a Sunday morning sermon titled “Why We Won’t Shut Up.”
“I’m angry this morning because our entire country is celebrating the worse sin in the Bible,” Awes said during the sermon referring to Pride Month, which commemorates the LGBTQ+ community every June.
“You know a lot of pastors have this stupid idea where it’s just like, ‘oh you know God loves everyone. And God hates the sin but loves the sinner.’ But people have taken this to such an extreme where they’re saying celebrate the sin, not just tolerate it, celebrate it,” he continued. “Let me show what the Bible says about these people.”
Awes read several passages from the Bible and condemned homosexuality as a sin. At one point, he told the congregation that gay people “are dangerous to society” and said that “all homosexuals are pedophiles.”
“I’m not saying that every single homosexual that’s alive right now has committed that act with a child already because it could be they haven’t had the opportunity yet and they will at some point later in their life,” he said. “This is why we need to put these people to death through the proper channels of the government. … These people are not normal. They’re not your average everyday sinners. … They have no hope of salvation.”
At certain times during the sermon people from the crowd could be heard cheering in agreement. Awes told the room that he thinks the “solution for the homosexual in 2022” is the death penalty.
June 13, 2022
by Isabel Keane
A Texas church has come under fire after a pastor said gay people should be ‘lined up against the wall and shot in the back of the head’ during a Sunday morning sermon.
Pastor Dillon Awes of Stedfast Baptist Church in Watauga, Texas, made the comment along with other controversial remarks during a sermon titled ‘Why We Won’t Shut Up.’
‘I’m angry this morning because our entire country is celebrating the worse sin in the Bible,’ Awes said, referencing Pride Month, which recognizes the LBGTQ+ community each June.
In his sermon, the pastor called for the execution of gay people.
…At certain points his words were met with cheers from the room, even when he said that homosexuality should be met with the death penalty.
‘Every single homosexual in our country should be charged with the crime, the abomination of homosexuality, that they have,’ he continued. ‘They should be convicted in a lawful trial. They should be sentenced with death.’
‘They should be lined up against the wall and shot in the back of the head. That is what God teaches,’ Awes said.
The Stedfast Baptist Church has been labeled an ‘anti-LGBT hate group’ by the Southern Poverty Law.
Awes read several passages from the Bible and condemned homosexuality as a six. At a separate point, he told congregants that gay people are a danger to society, and that ‘all homosexuals are pedophiles.’
Protestors reportedly gathered outside the church during sermon, while others took to Twitter to voice their concerns over the hateful commentary. Some even complained to local police, saying action should be taken against Awes and the church.
Police in Watauga posted a statement to social media denouncing the pastor’s message, but adding that his comments are protected by free speech.
June 17, 2022
In Idaho, anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and actions have been on the rise, and some people say a Boise pastor is contributing to it. During recent sermons, posted to YouTube and Facebook Live, Joe Jones refers to gay people as “Sodomites” and says they’re “reptilian” and “reprobate.”
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