A pastor who was recently banned from South Africa and went instead to Botswana, has been deported from that country and also banned there. On a radio interview with a local radio station in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone. He said that gays and lesbians should be killed and that women should not be allowed to preach in church during an interview and Government authorities reportedly arrested Anderson at the radio station and proceeded to deport him.
“He was picked up at the radio station. I said they should pick him up and show him out of the country,” said Botswana’s president, Ian Khama. “We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country.”
Anderson, however, maintained that he was leaving the country of his own accord.
“I am not being arrested. I am leaving Botswana voluntarily,” he told witnesses at the radio station. He added that he enjoyed being in Botswana.
The U.S. pastor Steven Anderson was said to have made controversial comments after the June shooting that killed 49 at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Anderson had praised the shooting, saying that there were now “50 less pedophiles in this world.”
Because of these comments, Pastor Steven Anderson was barred from coming to South Africa where he had planned to visit.