South Africa has denied entry to an American Pastor, Steven Anderson over concerns on what they deem to be sermons promoting ‘hate’.
Pastor Anderson made headlines following his praise of the shooting at a Florida gay club which left fifty people dead. South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba said; “I have identified Steven Anderson and members and/or associates of his church as undesirable persons.”
“I have withdrawn their visa exemption status, enjoyed by all Americans … on the basis that I am certain they promote hate speech as well as advocate social violence.”
His consistent criticism of homosexuals is seen as likely to spark intolerance in South Africa where constitutional provisions exist to prevent discrimination on the grounds of s*xual orientation.