Fundamentalist Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona recently appeared on an Irish radio show. Iâ€™m not sure what the expectation was, but the host spoke with him for over an hour â€” with callers â€” and Anderson found a way to piss off just about everyone.
Here are some of the highlights:
17:50: Anderson talks about the social order in his household:
If you want to go home and have your wife boss you around and lord over you, Iâ€™ll tolerate you doing that. But thatâ€™s not the way itâ€™s going to be in my house, because Iâ€™m actually a real man who actually is in charge in my home, and Iâ€™m not an effeminate man who lets my wife boss me around and tell me what to do, like most men are becoming today, unfortunately.
39:05: Someone asks what the pastor would do if he came home, wanted sex, and his wife said no:
Well, the Bible clearly teaches in 1 Corinthians 7 that, actually, it is wrong for a wife to refuse sex to her husband, but it also teachesâ€¦ the opposite, that itâ€™s wrong for a husband to refuse to have sex with his wife. So thatâ€™s actually a two-way streetâ€¦ so when it comes to the bedroom, the Bible teaches that itâ€™s not right for either party to deny the otherâ€¦
51:00: The host asks Anderson what he thinks about homosexuality:
Well, the Bible actually teaches that gays should be executedâ€¦ now, Iâ€™m not saying that I would ever kill anyone, because I never would, but I believe that the government should use the death penalty on murderers, rapists, homosexuals, andâ€¦ thatâ€™s what the Bible teaches very clearly.
1:04:16: After the host blasts Anderson for taking the Bible too literally:
Nothing in the Bible has been proven not to be true. And Iâ€™ve been alive for 31 years and everything Iâ€™ve ever seen just proves that the Bible is trueâ€¦
That last oneâ€™s followed by a hilarious debate on Creationism during which Anderson claims that finding fossils of dinosaurs proves the Bible is true because dinosaurs appear in the Bibleâ€¦