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    Rabbi Dean Shapiro addresses about 100 people gathered outside a church in Tempe to protest a sermon that called for executing gays to end AIDS. 

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Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 6:06 pm

An anti-gay sermon by a Tempe pastor that brought about a protest rally on Dec. 7 has helped cast a light on his anti-Semitic views, including subterfuge he used on Jewish clerics in the Valley to appear in a upcoming anti-Jewish documentary film.

About 100 people gathered Dec. 7 on the sidewalk outside Faithful Word Baptist Church, including Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz of Valley Beit Midrash and Rabbi Dean Shapiro of Temple Emanuel of Tempe, to protest a sermon called “AIDS: The Judgment of God” delivered at the church on Nov. 30 and posted on YouTube the next day. In the sermon, Steven Anderson, the pastor, cited Leviticus 20:13 as providing the means to end AIDS: putting homosexuals to death.

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1 comment:

  • Stephen Lemons posted at 3:57 pm on Wed, Dec 10, 2014.

    Stephen Lemons Posts: 1

    Great article! Phoenix New Times wrote about Anderson's scamming the rabbis before the news of his latest homophobic remarks broke. In fact, I called into Anderson's live webcast, and he shamelessly explains how he got the four rabbis to participate. If you're interested, you can watch the snippet here:

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2014/12/wacko_tempe_pastor_steven_anderson_now_in_anti-semitism_business.php

    Thank you for writing about this! I'm hoping the rabbis involve sue his britches off.