Target: Donnie Romero, pastor of the Stedfast Baptist Church
Goal: Demand that a bigoted pastor put an end to his church that advocates the genocide of gay people
The pastor of a Fort Worth, Texas church believes that all gay people should be put to death. This comment comes after a history of equally homophobic remarks from the pastor. Condemn this hateful man for his ignorance and bigotry.
Pastor Donnie Romero founded the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas in the summer of 2014. He has used his church as a soapbox from which to spout hate and bigotry that is even more extreme than some of the stuff we usually hear from the Bible-literalist crowd. Most recently, he has said that he’s “not going to let any of these dirty faggots inside my church,” going on to cite the Bible as if it was a compilation of research papers to say that “they are all pedophiles. They’re always trying to rape and hurt other people…They are predators and given an opportunity to snatch one of your children, they would do it in a heartbeat.” He topped off his extremism with other Bible passages that he says show that God “wants these people to be put to death.”
Romero bills his Stedfast Baptist Church as “family-integrated” so that he can spew his hate to children, and has been going door to door in the Fort Worth area to preach his “old path and zero compromise” interpretation of the Bible. He must be stopped before he has the chance to continue to harass and demonize others. Sign the petition below to demand that Romero dissolve his hateful congregation.
Dear Pastor Romero,
I am writing you today about some of the comments you recently made during your services at the Stedfast Baptist Church. Specifically, I am referring to your remarks that gay people should be put to death, calling them a number of bigoted slurs, and accusing them all of being pedophiles who want to rape and hurt children.
To be frank, I have trouble appealing to you on humanitarian grounds, citing the number of hate crimes gay people experience from year to year, because clearly you are wholly in favor of those crimes–indeed, you would probably say that they do not go far enough. I am left with nothing but to tell you that in the real world in which we now live, your comments have no place. They are bigoted and regressive and serve only to foster a culture of violence against gay people. The fact that you and your congregation are going door to door in the Fort Worth area to preach your views–presumably including homes that belong to gay people–is concerning to say the least. Why should they be forced to deal with your harassment?
Your hate was fostered by Pastor Steven L. Anderson, and in time you will no doubt likewise serve as mentor to other hateful pastors-to-be if you and your church continue with what you’re doing. This cycle of hate and regression must stop. I demand that you dissolve your church at once.
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