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US pastor banned in South Africa, deported from Botswana

US pastor banned in South Africa, deported from Botswana

A week after he was banned from entering South Africa for his anti-gay views, President Ian Khama of Botswana said on Tuesday he had ordered the arrest and deportation of U.S. pastor Steven Anderson, after he sneaked into Botswana before all border posts were fully alerted.

Khama told Reuters he had ordered Anderson’s immediate arrest and deportation after the pastor said in an interview with a local radio station in the capital Gabarone on Tuesday morning that gays and lesbians should be killed.

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“He was picked up at the radio station. I said they should pick him up and show him out of the country,” Khama said in an interview. “We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country.”

Anderson was earlier banned in South Africa after he notoriously welcomed the gunning down in June of 50 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida by saying “there are 50 less paedophiles in this world”.

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