Pastor Tased at Checkpoint Getting National Attention -- as Anti-Obama Extremist


Steven Anderson, the right-wing pastor from Tempe who said he was abused by authorities at an Arizona checkpoint in April, caught the attention of MSNBC for his hate-filled, anti-Obama extremist.

"Arizona, what is your deal?" wonders "Pareene" of the NYC-based, who also references the recent gun parade that took place during Obama's rally at the Phoenix Convention Center. "Is the heat making you crazy?"

In a sermon of Anderson's played by the news channel, Anderson says he prays that Obama will "die and go to hell."

On another Web site's recent post, Anderson calls Obama a "madman" and says the president's "one of the rulers of the darkness of this world."


As much as he hates Obama, though, Anderson seems really ticked off at "faggots" and "sodomites," who he believes deserve the death penalty.

We don't know about you, but it's getting really tough to root for this guy over that Taser incident. Seriously -- this guy advocates death for homosexuality, but believes 18 seconds of electric shocks and a few cuts on his head is too harsh?

Maybe Anderson ought to preach the sort of non-violent behavior he expects from others.


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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.