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Pastor Steven Anderson – Banned from traveling to South Africa

pastor-steven-andersonAmerican pastor Steven Anderson has been banned from traveling to South Africa over his controversial anti-gay message.

Anderson and his associates are banned from visiting, describing them as “undesirable persons” who criticize homosexuality and promote hate speech.

Pastor Steven Anderson made headlines in the US after he praised the shooting that left dozens dead at an Orlando gay club in June.
South Africa’s home affairs minister said after consultation with leaders of the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, he decided Anderson is not welcome there.
Anderson had intended to visit South Africa this week until he learned of the news.
Americans traveling to South Africa don’t need visas as part of a waiver program. Despite the program, the pastor, and his associates will not be allowed into the nation.