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Homophobic pastor denied entry into Jamaica

Steve Anderson barred from Jamaica.
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We wouldn’t normally like to give this homophobic Arizona pastor any press time, but this latest news may speak to the powers of the LGBT community.

Steve Anderson, a Tempe evangelical preacher was scheduled to visit Jamaica, but as he was boarding a flight to Kingston he says he was informed he wouldn’t be allowed inside the country. This is a result of the island government joining forces to oppose his presence

Jamaica is not LGBT-friendly which aligns with Anderson's beliefs. 

He is no stranger to hate-filled controversy, he once prayed for the death of Barack Obama, and Caitlyn Jenner and has denied the Holocaust happened.

According to The Guardian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of National Security said on Monday, “The decision was made by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conducive to the current climate.”

The pastor was also scheduled to speak at The University of the West Indies, but the school took back their invitation.

An online petition was started by Jay John to ban the pastor, he says he’s pleased with the outcome.

“I am glad that leadership was shown in protecting LGBTQ Jamaicans, women and other minority groups which Steven Anderson has attacked over the past,” he said.

Anderson says the ban may be because other countries are pressuring Jamaica to keep him away.  

“I think the US or UK must have a lot of influence over Jamaica and that’s probably where this is coming from,” he said.