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Botswana to deport anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson

September 20, 2016

Steven Anderson has said he stands by his views about homosexuality

Steven Anderson has said he stands by his views about homosexuality

Botswana is to deport controversial US pastor Steven Anderson after he said on a local radio that homosexuals should be “stoned to death”.

President Ian Khama told the Reuters news agency that he had personally ordered his arrest.

“We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country,” he said.

Last week, South Africa barred Mr Anderson from visiting because of his critical remarks about homosexuality.

Homosexual acts are illegal in Botswana, as in many African countries

*BBC

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