These Preachers Are Throwing a ‘Make America Straight Again’ Event

Pastor Patrick Boyle is an Orlando area preacher who believes there should be “capital punishment for everybody that’s a homo, amen.”

He’s bringing together a group of like-minded clergy members in Orlando this weekend to hold a “Make America Straight Again” conference, with the expressed goal of “exposing the reprobates,” according to LGBTQ Nation.

He has invited an interesting group of speakers to appear at his conference — to say the least. According to Boyle, his speakers have a record of “making a vocal stand against the Sodomites and their filth that they’ve been spreading to the homes of families across the world and the United States of America.”

Here’s a highlight reel of the scheduled speakers.

Pastor Steven Anderson has been banned from dozens of countries because of his preaching that proclaims gay people should be executed. He also had a video taken down from YouTube in which he celebrated the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooter for killing “disgusting homosexuals who the Bible says were worthy of death.”

Sacramento Pastor Roger Jimenez, another scheduled attendee for this weekend’s event, also had some choice comments on the Pulse nightclub shooting. He asked his followers in 2016: “Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?”

According to LGBTQ Nation, Jimenez went further, suggesting that if we had a “righteous government” it would “round them [homosexuals] all up, put them up against a firing wall, and blow their brains out.”

Pastor Tommy McMurtry is also scheduled to attend the event. And he’s hoping for violence if people dare to stand against them. According to LGBTQ Nation, he encouraged his followers to “pray that if they do any protests that it gets violent.”

If this all wasn’t offensive and absurd enough, WFTV reported the group is upset that local police have declined to protect the ridiculous gathering. They requested the presence of off-duty cops to guard them from potential protestors, but the Lake County Sheriff’s Office declined.

“The fact that the timing of this conference coincides with the three-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in nearby Orlando did not go unnoticed by our staff,” the sheriff’s office said. “We felt as though the timing of the conference is in poor taste.”

The sheriff’s office even went so far as to refer to the gathering as a “hate group.”

“It looks like a hate group, and we decided we didn’t want to be involved,” Lt. John Herrell told the Orlando Sentinel. “We reserve the right to turn down a request [to hire off-duty deputies] for any reason or no reason.”

As LGBTQ+ Pride Month continues, it’s important to remember to show support for the LGBTQ+ community. There are still movements of people out there gleefully wishing pain and suffering on others because of whom they love or what gender they identify with.

The struggle for equality and justice in this country didn’t end with the 2015 Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. We have to keep fighting for it every single day.

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85 comments

Christine V
Christine V5 hours ago

Oh brother

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Alea C
Alea C5 hours ago

Back again for butterfly points.

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Alea C
Alea C5 hours ago

Back again for butterfly points.

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Alea C
Alea Cyesterday

Preachers throwing a hate party. What could be more christ like than that? SARCASM

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Alea C
Alea Cyesterday

tyfs

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Ingo Schreiner
Ingo Schreiner1 days ago

what a story

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pam w
pam w2 days ago

If all these ALLEGED Christians would just shut up, stay home, read their bibles and keep out of public life.....many of us would be safer and healthier.

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Christine V
Christine V6 days ago

We need to make America tolerant again.

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danii p
danii p8 days ago

Thank you

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danii p
danii p8 days ago

Thank you

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