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Protesters Rally Against Pastor's 'Why I Hate Obama' Sermon: "...Pray For The Death Of The President"
Protesters Rally Against Pastor's 'Why I Hate Obama' Sermon
Arizona Baptist Pastor Confronts Local Reporter, Says Secret Service Called Him
By Susan Donaldson James | ABC News
"It's hard to believe we could have someone of a religious nature wishing our president was dead," protester William Crumb told the ABC affiliate.
"I'm just disgusted with this man who claims to be a minister of the Lord preaching hate toward the president," protester Larry Crane said....
The day after Anderson's sermon, one of his parishioners, Christopher Broughton, carried a loaded AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and a handgun to a protest of Obama's address to a veteran's group.
Broughton said he was motivated not by his pastor but by a long-standing dislike for the president, but told The Associated Press he "absolutely" agreed with Anderson. He was not arrested, as it is not illegal to openly carry a gun in Arizona.
Members of an Arizona community are trying to counteract what they say is hate-speech seething in one of the town's conservative churches.
About 100 protesters arrived at Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church on Sunday to demonstrate against controversial comments from its pastor, Steven L. Anderson.
The pastor delivered a sermon last month that was entitled, "Why I Hate Barack Obama," and called on his parish to pray for the death of the president. Read more.