The West Auckland pastor who emailed an author saying “I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.” has told Fairfax Media that he stands by his statements.
Robertson told stuff.co.nz that he “didn’t want anything in the papers” but admitted he had read a couple of the outraged comments on the church’s Facebook page this morning. When asked if he regretted his comments, his reply was “no.”
The email was first posted on popular social media site Reddit and express was alerted to the email by a number of readers.
Jim Marjoram was emailing churches seeking support for his new book the ‘Silent Gays project’ which according to his website “is primarily a collection of resources (articles and links) outlining the issues faced by LGBT people in the church and religious structures.”
After emailing several different churches, Marjoram received this response from Westcity Bible Baptist Church pastor Logan Robertson:
“We are not interested in your filthy lifestyle or book.
Romans 1 clearly says god has rejected homos and they are worthy of death. You cannot be saved.
Leviticus 20:13 reads”If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”
The Bible says you are vile, strange (queer), reprobate, sodomite, natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed (2 Peter 2:12).
I pray that you will commit suicide, you filthy child molesting fag.”
Robertson’s Westcity Baptist church describes it’s self as “a family-oriented independent bible believing baptist church located in West Auckland”
Pastor Logan Robertson has not returned express’s calls asking for comment.
Westcity Baptist church has been updating their Facebook page throughout the evening with anti gay status updates. ‘If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to DEATH; their blood shall be upon them. Leviticus 20:13’ and at 8.20pm this evening, ‘Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.’
Article | Levi Joule