A Jamaican activist is petitioning his government to ban an anti-LGBT American pastor from entering the country. A petition that Jay John posted to Change.org notes Steven Anderson has previously said gay men should be stoned to death. The petition also notes Anderson has celebrated the 2016 massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., and has spoken against women’s rights. Anderson is a pastor at the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Ariz. His church’s website says Anderson will be in Jamaica from Jan. 29-Feb. 3 for a “Missions Trip.” “Folks like this set us back in our discussion surrounding LGBT rights as a country,” John told the Washington Blade on Tuesday.
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