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I wasn’t sure if I should post this, but the longer I held off, the angrier it made me.

This is Independent Fundamental Baptist Pastor Jonathan Shelley of Pure Words Baptist Church in Houston, Texas giving a lengthy rant against the mere existence of gay people… who he claims are shoving their agenda “down your throat.”

I’m not putting a transcript below. It’s just vile. It’s also full of slurs. (You’ve been warned.)

Even beyond that, he claims that since LGBTQ people “hate God” when it comes to sexuality, they’re also capable of all kinds of evil.

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I’m not sure why the video is in black and white, but maybe he thinks it makes him more credible. (Either that, or he’s afraid a color video might suggest he likes rainbows.)

This is what happens when you truly believe anything that comes out of your mouth can be justified by the Bible. Decency, humanity, and honesty go out the window because you believe you have to preach the “truth.” And in the bubble of IFB preachers, they just egg each other on to the point where they’re celebrating mass shootings of LGBTQ people.

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.

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