The Sounds of Fundamentalism: The Filthy Sodomites Are At War With Us by Steven Anderson

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Steven Anderson pastors an Faithful Word Baptist Church, an IFB church in Tempe, Arizona. Pity the children.

This is the seventy-third installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a clip from a sermon preached Steven Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church, Tempe, Arizona. The saddest thing about this video is a child’s laughter as Anderson rails against “filthy sodomites.” There’s no hope for Anderson, save him finally coming out of the closet and admitting he is a repressed homosexual. There’s still a glimmer of hope for the children of Faithful Word members. Sadly, as each week passes, and their minds continue to be assaulted by the homophobic, bigoted Anderson, hope’s light grows dim. My heart aches for children who are raised in such toxic environments.

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17 Comments

  1. amulbunny

    I can’t listen to his squeaky ugly voice. His wife is just as evilminded as he is, so I think the children that can comprehend his sermons use words like faggot, sodomite and queer. Glad his money supply and You Tube have been affected. His crony in Sact’o is losing his lease too. People are tired of bigots, at least in some places.

    Thanks for the bday wishes. Another year older and 4 years of car payments ahead. But the Chevy needed 5K worth of repairs and it had no a/c. It lasted 11 years, I hope this one is just as good. I like driving this one better too.

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  2. Trenton

    fred phelps 2.0. comes with improved voice garaunteed to annoy. It is also lighter and more econmical as there are less signs to carry around. This one also includes new features such as wifi connectivity, making his message of hate easier to spread. No more plane flying or physical protests just log in to any network and you are good to go.

    All joking aside what a terrible human being. May he accidently fall off his podium and break his arm(even though he calls for my death as a card carrying member of the lgbt community he only gets one miserable life to live and i wouldnt wish death on anyone unless they were ready to go).

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  3. howitis

    Such cute kids….it’s a shame they’re being raised by such horrible human beings. Too bad CPS can’t take them away. It should be considered a form of child abuse to raise your kids to be hateful bigots; it’s just as abusive as beating them. (For that matter, would anyone be shocked if they found out Stevie and his wife use Michael Pearl’s disciplinary methods on their kids? I wouldn’t be, sadly…)

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  4. JR

    If he didn’t want people to persecute him perhaps he shouldn’t call them filthy sodomites or put out podcasts where he gives thanks for their deaths. You reap what you sow.

    There are many preachers that believe the bible teaches that homosexual relationships are wrong but they show love and respect to homosexuals. No one is shutting their pay pal accounts down. People might think they are blind and bigoted but they let them be.

    But pastor Anderson goes out of his way to hurt people and then is surprised when people fight back.

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  5. Brian

    Ohhhhh, hate is a church, a church circus of captive beasts. Watch the crowd, how they titter and squirm while being shouted at and threatened. How sad it is that we have been reduced to such a need to have this harm done to us. How tragic that children must sit close enough to this rabid biped that his venomous spit sprays over them as he rages for Jesus.
    At other circuses, when a captive beast suffers a complete meltdown and might easily be a danger to self or others, they call a vet to settle things down with a tranquilizer dart. Are there no KJV vets willing to be merciful and help Stevie with his spewing hatred? A little dose of drug-induced sleep for the poor fellow?
    Just take a moment now and bow your heads. With every head bowed and every eye closed, I want you to imagine being locked up in a home with daddy Steven Anderson. You are a child, five or six years old. Just dare to allow the images and feelings of that torture. In the morning, after prayer, your dad literally picks up your mom and carries her across the house to show who is Boss of the household. Imagine then what he does to the children to correct them… What a shame, these childhood crusades, this wreckage of human beings in the name of God. What a beast.

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  6. J.D. Matthews

    In my years of preaching, I never came across a pulpit that I felt sure I could jump up on without it toppling over. I’ve actually found myself fascinated with Stevie’s pulpit, and even feeling sorry for it a bit, because every time I see him, he is punching it with his fists, slamming stuff down on it, or jumping up on it. I was hoping against hope that I was finally going to see it finally strike back and topple over and send him into some tremendous mess of schadenfreude on the floor. Alas, another day.

    It’s going to be a hell of a day when that closet of his finally breaks open. Who knows what the hell is going to come tumbling out?

    Until then, I will enjoy watching it become harder and harder for him to get rich grifting off his hatred.

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    1. Brian

      It’s going to be a hell of a day when that closet of his finally breaks open.

      Ain’t that the truth!

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  7. Tony

    I believe I see a mixed-race couple in the front row and a child playing with a Cabbage Patch doll in the crowd, both of which I’m surprised the wacko Anderson hasn’t yet tossed out of his sight in a rage over satanic influences…

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    1. Jeff

      Tony
      Actually Pastor Anderson is not against mix race marriages. He does line up with Trump and sell out long standing fundamentalist Christian principles that people who own casinos and sell liquor ought to be shunned. However his stance on our gay friends is over the top.
      As an ex ifb member I still don’t like booze and casinos. I wouldn’t ban them but I think there should be a study on the cost to society and the taxes should reflect that. It is odd saying they were right about a few things thanks for the great posts Bruce
      Jeff

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  8. Geoff

    Whilst I don’t agree with it, in the UK this guy might well be arrested for hate preaching, and he would almost certainly be banned from entering the country.

    I’m a full blown, paid up atheist yet I feel closer to what I think is the commonly perceived, ordinary person, view of Christianity than this apology for a human being could ever hope to be.

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  9. Ian

    It’s funny. He is complaining about PayPal accounts being closed, podcasts being yanked and leases not being renewed. I’d be willing to bet that he would be shouting praises to Jesus if he could get a gay leases vacated or a gay podcast shut down.

    His own KJV bible says “…what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple”. The parable didn’t say that you would be unscathed, it said there would be a price. You had to decide if your troops were up to the battle. This whining shows me he’s not up to the battle. Maybe he should adopt different tactics.

    Keith Green had the right idea. He believed in holiness and no compromise, yet he tempered his beliefs with compassion. This cost him the support of the general Christian community. Was he perfect? No, but he actually helped people that the church threw to the side.

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  10. Scott

    What a fruit loop! How could any rational human listen to or watch buffoonery and dare to say, piously, Amen!!

    I’m an Australian (via import…. another story….)….. this guy speaks louder than words ,,, as to why xianity is in its death throws.

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  11. Edward

    If there are at least 20 young people in that “church,” chances are good that one of them will be gay. The internal torture and self-hatred this kind of preaching creates in young minds is a horrible, undeserved burden. Suffer the little children…

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    1. Geoff

      Possibly even more statistically, as I understand the percentage of gay people is around 10% of the population. The distress caused to a young person attached to this kind of obscene cult, who is unable for all sorts of reason to leave, must be terrible, as you so rightly say.

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    2. J.D. Matthews

      Hell, Pastor Anderson has 8 kids. Chances are pretty good that one of them will be gay!

      Most people believe Stevie is too.

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  12. Rachel

    The more I see of this man, the more I suspect he really is a repressed homosexual. He hates that part of himself, won’t face it, can’t face it. . .and so he projects all of that hatred outward. His behaviour is disturbed. . .Also, he’s rather too keen to be seen in photographs with his dutiful Christian wife and his squeaky clean Christian children, as if to say “Look at me, I can’t possibly be homosexual, I have a wife and eight children!” Lots of homosexuals lived like this before homosexuality was decriminalized; many still do, esp in communities where homophobia is widespread. The wife and the children are nothing more than a cover for the closetted gay man’s true nature; he hopes that the more he exhibits them, is photographed with them, seen with them, etc the less likely it is that anyone will suspect him of being what he actually is, i.e. gay. (Most heterosexuals don’t have to try quite so hard; they’ve got nothing to conceal.) I feel saddest for the children (maybe the wife suspects he’s gay too, but is colluding for her own disturbing reasons); kids of men like this grow up in an atmosphere of ill-contained rage. If he’s like this in public, in front of his congregation, just imagine what he is like at home where no-one else can see. . .Another really disturbing in the footage is ALL THE OTHER ADULTS, sitting there like meek lambs, letting him shout and rage and hate. Again, the people we should feel really sorry for here are the children: they did not choose to sit there being exposed to this toxic and abusive person.

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  13. John Arthur

    Hi Bruce,

    “filthy Sodomites”.

    This so-called Pastor’s language is repugnant. He treats same-sex oriented persons with a total lack of respect. He is as bad as the late Fred Phelps. He uses the bible as a weapon of oppression with which he stirs up hatred towards this minority. Let us hope that some of these folk, who listen to this nonsense every Sunday, leave his church. It’s probably too much to expect that most of them will leave. They’re brainwashed.

    Shalom,

    John Arthur

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