‘I will build gay-bashing pastor’s Cape church’
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Cape Town - Cape Flats cleric Oscar Bougardt has joined forces with “kill-the-gays” Pastor Steven Anderson on a mission to build a church in Cape Town.
Bougardt of the Calvary Hope Ministries in Strandfontein arrived home from the USA on Friday, after touring with Anderson for two weeks in his home state of Arizona.
On Monday, Bougardt revealed that he would be buying a building in Eerste River to set up the South African branch of Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist church.
And he said the church will become operational as early as January next year.
In September, Anderson made headlines when he was banned from both South Africa and Botswana due to his hate speech.
Anderson was in Africa on a “soul winning” campaign, but was blocked when gay rights organisations called on Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gibaga, to intervene.
Anderson caused an outcry earlier this year, when following the murder of 49 LGBTI people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, he said that there were “50 less paedophiles in the world”.
Bougardt himself was previously sued for R1 million for preaching against homosexuality.
On Tuesday he revealed that his car’s tyres were slashed outside his home a few weeks ago, but that this wouldn't stop him preaching the gospel.
Bougardt arrived back with a stash of DVDs of Anderson’s sermons, which he will share with other churches.
“I am in the process of buying a building in Eerste River, I will be seeing the owner this week,” he said.
“We will be buying and not renting, so no one can do anything about the plans ahead.
“We will not only be touching on issues about homosexuality but all issues which the Bible speaks of.
“So I want to let the people know here, this is about spreading Christianity and there is no stopping that, we are in a country of freedom of religion.
“I went with Anderson around Arizona where he walked door to door spreading the gospel.”
Bougardt said despite the allegations against him, he would continue his crusade.
“I have been a victim of homosexual abuse, when my tyres were slashed outside my home,” he said.
“But I have a duty and a responsibility to spread the truth, it is not what I am saying but what the Bible said.”