An American preacher who says homosexuals should be executed, and who was banned by Dutch authorities last week from entering the Schengen area, still plans to visit Ireland as part of a speaking tour this month. Steven Anderson, founder of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, has been widely criticised for the contents of his sermons, which have included denying the Holocaust happened and claiming that LGBT people should be stoned to death. He has also praised the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, in which 49 people were killed and 53 others wounded when a gunman opened fire on the Florida city’s Pulse LGBT bar.