A recent anti-homosexual Sunday sermon by Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe has gotten tens of thousands of views on YouTube. In it, Anderson declares that no "queers" or "homos" are allowed in the church, and never will be as long as he's pastor.
He goes on to say killing gays is the way to an AIDS-free world by Christmas.
Two Phoenix-area pastors who were familiar with Anderson, say what they saw in the video was more hate than anything.
"I see a lot of drama," said Pastor Vernon Meyer with Sun Lakes United Church of Christ. "That's very offensive when he says 'homo'."
Anderson does more than use the disparaging term. In his sermon, he stated: "All homos are pedophiles. There, I said it, they're all pedophiles."
"He's a liar," Meyer said.
"I do not view him as a pastor," said Jeffrey Dirrim of Rebel & Divine United Church of Christ. "That's not what he's doing."