Sunday, January 09, 2011

Flashback: Arizona Pastor Prayed for Obama's Death

In light of the brutal gun attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona and the climate of violence-inciting rhetoric in the country, I'm linking back to my interview (video clip and full audio) with Arizona Pastor Stephen L. Anderson in 2009. He'd said he was praying for President Obama's death and that gays should be executed. And he told me, after I told him I was gay, that he hoped I got brain cancer and died "like Ted Kennedy." It should be noted that one of Anderson's congregants attended an Obama appearance in Arizona carrying his rifle.

Also, below is my appearance on CNN to discuss the interview.