Recently, a Republican United States representative claims that a registered donation that had been made under his name towards an anti-gay holocaust denier was a mistake.
Louie Gohmert, the alleged donator, had been registered to have given a sum of $5,500 of donations towards “Anderson Ministries.” There is no organization of the name registered in Arizona, but the address that is attached matches Pastor Steve’s Anderson’s Faithful World Baptist Church.
On the website, it calls for homosexuality as a sin, and that it should be punished with the use of the death penalty. A video had been posted before in the deplatformed Youtube account. The video had Anderson visible, declaring that if “you executed the homos, like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running around.”
Anderson, pastor of the church, is a Holocaust denier who wrote and starred in a film that refers to Judaism as the “synagogue of Satan”.
He also comments on the mass shooting that occurred back in 2016, applauding the killer and says that there are “50 less pedophiles in this world” because it had been located in a gay nightclub.
Of course, with this news being released, it is not good to show to the press nor was it a good impression on the representative’s name.
Gohmert says that his team was supposed to pay a Christian singer named Stever Amerson instead of Steve Anderson. The address of the extreme listed was due to a bad Google search, and even the sum was incorrectly listed as a donation rather than it being a payment.
His chief-of-staff, Connie Hair, told sources that the whole thing had been a misunderstanding. The reported address and information had been due to a botched internet search which had been done by their treasurer, Bill Long, saying that the Christian singer had received the money.
Gohmert’s chief-of-staff addresses the situation and says that Amerson was who it was written to, “and Louie gave it to him, and when Bill Long got the check and the charge, he searched “Anderson Ministries” instead of “Amerson”.
The directors at the ADL’s Center on Extremism states that Anderson is “incredibly anti-Semitic and homophobic.”