The Sacramento, California pastor of Verity Baptist Church went viral yesterday, after news of his sermon after the Orlando shooting spread. “As a Christian, we shouldn’t be mourning the death of 50 sodomites. Le me go ahead and start right there. As a Christian, we shouldn’t be sad or upset,” Roger Jimenez said in his sermon. YouTube has since removed the video of the sermon deeming it “hate speech,” but Pastor Jimenez is doubling down on his message, according to an interview with ABC10 News.
“What’s more, I believe it is the duty of every single Christian in America to urge the United States government to posthumously award a medal to Mr. Omar Mateen for services rendered in the fight against the plague of homosexualism,” Jimenez argued. “In my opinion, Mr. Mateen is a true American hero for having the guts to go out and do what many of us are thinking. Millions of Americans are thinking about doing the exact same thing because we have become prisoners of our own country. I applaud his actions and salute him, even though he was a member of another religion.”
The Baptist pastor also told ABC10 News that awarding a medal posthumously is only a small part of what the government can and should be doing for its unsung heroes. “We are living in what used to be the greatest country in the world. I refuse to believe that our economy and culture have gone awry that badly for us to not be able to show our heroes the respect they deserve. If it were up to me, I’d name something important after Mr. Mateen. Like, I’d rename Orlando International Airport to Omar Mateen International Airport. That would be a good start.”
“That way,” the pastor continued, “not only would we demonstrate that we value our citizens’ good deeds, but we’d also show that we acknowledge the vast Islamic population in the United States. Despite the fact that they are suffering because of the actions of their more radical brothers, I believe the majority of Muslims in America seek peace. At the same time, there are things they cannot, will not, and should not allow, such as homosexuals and other deviances. And if any other Muslim should feel the need to display their discontent with a an act similar to that of Mr. Mateen, well, I support that too.”
He continued, “Because, what many people don’t understand about America is, this IS the land of opportunity. Things can indeed change here for the better, but in order for that to happen, a large and powerful driving force is required. Now, the gays have a lot of pull with the government, seeing how the president is behind them. We now need an equally powerful lobby in order to annul the SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage. And the Muslim population of America could be the power we need. Because, strength comes from numbers. And I am well aware of the fact that the number of Muslims in the United States is rising every day.”
“Therefore, I call upon our Muslim brothers to unite with the Christians of America and take up arms. That’s the only way we are ever going to be strong enough to beat the system that protects the filthy sodomites. Because, where one God fails, two will succeed. And we will not forget or forsake our Muslim heroes like our government has continuously forgotten veterans from many wars our country has participated in. We will remember to celebrate and reward all of them. And I ask that the government start with a medal for Mr. Mateen as a sign of good faith. Otherwise, we will make the system implode. The ‘divide and conquer’ tactics will no longer work,” Pastor Jimenez warned.