Botswana deports homophobic U.S pastor Steven Anderson

The Botswana government has announced that it has deported U.S homophobic pastor Steven Anderson who was recently banned from South Africa over his anti-gay comments.


Anderson and photographer Paul Wittenberger being taken away by immigration officials (Pic: Thuso Motshegwe / Facebook)

Anderson who had been put on a visa watch-list by the Botswana government, quickly entered Botswana on Thursday from Ethiopia before all border posts were fully alerted.

But things went bad for him when he said that gays and lesbians should be killed during an interview with Gabzfm, a local radio station at the country’s capital Gaborone, on Tuesday.

He also called for pedophiles and adulterers to be killed and said the Bible barred women from preaching in church.

This caught the attention of the country’s President, Ian Khama who then immediately ordered for his arrest and deportation. He told Reuters;

“He was picked up at the radio station. I said they should pick him up and show him out of the country,” Khama said in an interview. “We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country.”

This the Botswana government confirmed in a tweet below.


However, Anderson denied he was being deported. He said;

“I am not being arrested. I am leaving Botswana voluntarily,” he told witnesses at the radio station, adding in the local Setswana language that he loved Botswana very much.


Anderson, who is a pastor of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, had supported the Orlando night club shooting in Florida by saying “there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world”.

We at NoStrings will keep an eye on him, as he may probably want to enter Nigeria to spread his hate messages.

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    He will triumphantly enter Nigeria if he wishes to. Even the gay guys in the different churches of Nigeria will sing his welcome from the closet and justify his hateful preaching with their own self condemnation

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    Mrs Awopeju 8 years

    We can’t wait for you to come to Nigeria. Pastor pls come. I am begging you with all my heart. Nigeria is a comfort zone for you. Pls come a preach about salvation unto this deadly disease call homosexuality and lesbianism. Pls stop going to were the hate you. We want you in our country.

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      Mrs. Awopeju, please what issue do you have with people wanting to live their lives in peace? how does it affect the price of items in the market. How does it fight corruption in the country? how can we deal with the country’s current recession? Please don’t make up issue where there is absolutely no issue. There are far greater problems to concern ourselves with, not what two adults are doing in their bedrooms.

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        Mrs Awopeju 8 years

        How does all this gibberish you spilled concern what you posted?

        My dear you can’t tell me what is good for my country. A lot of you lesbians and homosexuals needs psychotherapy. You think you are normal but not at all.

        My dear how you live your life greatly affects the society whether bedroom or streetroom!! I don’t care.
        Point of correction a law has been set to deal with offenders and culprits, if caught I guess you know what angry mob will definitely do to you and your friends.

        My 14 years old son was kind of disgusted when he saw a man being beaten at Ikeja for this same stupid act of yours. I kept on explaining and explaining till I got tired. He was wandering. So you see, you people are seriously causing more harm than good to the younger generation.

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          neil 8 years

          You had to keep explaining to your child till you got tired because you were defending something that goes against natural law and justice. Your 14 year old son is the future, and you are the past..

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    Vry good one my Jesus is love or hate

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