A controversial US preacher has become the first person to be banned from Ireland under a 20-year-old power.
Steven Anderson, a pastor from Arizona, runs the Faithful Word Baptist church and openly expresses anti-gay and anti-Semitic views.
His website claimed that he was due to preach in Dublin on 26 May. However, an online petition calling for Mr Anderson to be banned from Ireland was created in response, and gained 14,000 signatures.
Mr Anderson has previously called for the death of former US President Barack Obama and praised the gunman who killed 49 people in an attack on a gay night club in Florida in 2016.
Whilst any practising Christian would not agree with these views, by his actions, he is lifting the homosexual community to a new level, so they become the victim again and therefore Christians can’t use scripture to reveal to practising gays that their action are wrong and are against how God wants us to live out our lives.
Little by little the world’s views are creeping into Church life and conversations, so much so that is you make a point that is against the current trend you are told to keep up with the thinking of today and not locked in the passed!
A life based on the Biblical foundations that this once great Nation stood by, is slowly being eaten away by progressive thinking and warped worldly themes.
A passage comes to mind in 2 Timothy 4 v 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
Posted by Tim Pearson
Extract from www.bbc.co.uk