Steven Anderson, pastor of Arizona fundamentalist Baptist church, Faithful Word Baptist Church, went off during his Sunday sermon this past weekend. In addition to calling France a “sinful nation,” Anderson suggested that the victims of the terrorist attack at Le Bataclan in Paris on Friday were essentially inviting death by attending an Eagles Of Death Metal show:
“When you go to a concert of death metal, somebody might get killed! You know, you’re worshiping death, and then, all of a sudden, people start dying!… Well, you love death so much, you bought the ticket; you love worshipping Satan! Well, let’s have some of Satan’s religion come in and shoot you! I mean, that’s what these people should think about before they go into such a wicked concert.”
“Nobody should be at a concert worshipping Satan with this drug-pushing, hillbilly faggot.”
As you already know, Eagles Of Death Metal do not play death metal, nor does all death metal involve worshipping Satan. Facts can be inconvenient when you’re pushing an agenda.
Here’s a video of Mr. Anderson’s sermon: