Ireland bars Christian fundamentalist pastor from entering country

Barred Controversial US Pastor Steven Anderson

The decision makes Anderson the first person ever banned from Ireland by exclusion powers dating from that year.

Anderson's website reportedly claimed that he planned to preach to a congregation in Dublin on May 26.

Mr Anderson is a member of the Faithful Word Baptist Church which is not affiliated to any Christian denominations.

The Tempe church leader's inflammatory comments have included praying for then-President Barack Obama's death and denying the Holocaust happened.

He also praised the gunman who murdered 49 people at an LGBT-friendly bar in Florida in 2016 - saying that the victims "deserved to die".

Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, at Government Buildings in Dublin.

Ireland's Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan signed the exclusion order ahead of his planned May 26 trip to Ireland, where he planned to give a public sermon.

Tata and Thyssenkrupp Steel joint venture to be called off
Tata Steel Europe and Thyssenkrupp had signed definitive agreements on June 30, 2018 to create a 50:50 pan- European joint venture .

Numerous LGBT rights groups had called for Anderson to be barred from entering the country, with over 14,000 people signing a Change.org petition to that effect.

Section 4 of the Act allows the Irish Government to sign an exclusion order if it "considers it necessary in the interest of national security or public policy".

Jewish organisations in the United States have also accused Anderson of promoting Holocaust denial. "We are an old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible only, soul-winning Baptist church".

"This petition is for the people to show that they want Pastor Steven Anderson banned from entering the Republic of Ireland".

Anderson has already been prohibited from going to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Jamaica, the Netherlands, South Africa and Switzerland and the majority of the European Union.

"The good news is that at least 50 of these pedophiles are not going to be harming children anymore", Anderson said in a YouTube video, according to The Washington Post.

Related News:



Most liked

The worst things Cersei Lannister has ever done
Game of Thrones concludes Sunday on HBO in the U.S. and the following day on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK. Cersei realises just how she loves him and just how much he loves her.

Rapper Kodak Black arrested; Lil Wayne bows out of show
His arrest comes after an "extensive investigation", the Miami Herald reported , citing US Marshals. Officials have not yet confirmed all of the charges Kapri will be facing for Saturday's incident.

Sir Keir Starmer: Cross-party Brexit deal needs to include second referendum
According to Opinium, Labour would be out in front with 28% support, followed by the Tories on 22% and the Brexit Party on 21%. Brexit Express is a campaign group run by Jeremy Hosking, a major Tory donor who has now given £200,000 to Mr Farage's party.

NBA YoungBoy involved in fatal shooting at Trump resort near Miami
The incident occurred outside of the Trump International Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach, according to ABC affiliate Local 10 . Sunny Isles Beach Police received calls about the apparent shooting near the Trump International Beach Resort about 2 p.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin scores eight goals in all-star hockey game
Needless to say, if the kids I played against in minor hockey were this bad, I'd be playing for the Montreal Canadiens right now. Video showed the train missed the red carpet by several inches, making it hard for a ramp to be placed in the right position.

Measles catch-up: 3,800 vaccine doses administered to K-12 students
Researchers used those two factors to underpin their predictions of which counties are most at risk of an outbreak in 2019. One dose of MMR is 93% effective at preventing measles; two doses is 97% effective.

United Kingdom comedian Freddie Starr found dead at home in Spain
However he also hinted that no one ever really knew him and that he could be a recluse who "pushed people away". "A total one off. "He was hugely popular in his day, unique in his unpredictability and bursting with a talent not seen before or since".

Optimistic Romo 'coming on' after 74, missed cut
He opened with a birdie and got as low as 2 under with an eagle at the par-5 seventh, but he double-bogeyed Nos. His approach to within a foot of the cup at the 311-yard No. 5 set up a string of six birdies in a row.

Air Canada plane, fuel truck collide at Pearson airport
Five people have been hospitalized following an airplane's collision with a fuel tank truck at Toronto's Pearson Airport. An aircraft with 50 passengers on board collided with a fuel truck at Canada's busiest airport early Friday.

India's embattled Jet Airways gets two unsolicited bids
Jet for several months tried to convince investors, including Etihad , to pump in money and save the airline. Jet Airways ceased operations temporarily on April 17 because of acute financial distress.

TETRIS 99 DLC Available Now, Adds Offline Matches!
In it, players who earn 100 event points will unlock an in-game theme inspired by the original version of Tetris on Game Boy. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Tetris , Nintendo will host its third Maximus Cup starting on May 17 at 12 a.m.

Ubisoft Announces Ghost Recon: Breakpoint With Two Intense Trailers
Purchasing the game from any of the two will still require the use of Uplay, the service that is featured on most Ubisoft titles. Find your friends in the new Social HUB, play the campaign together, or enter a PvP arena to take on an intense 4v4 match.

Woman who said infant was kidnapped accused of throwing baby down ravine
He proceeded to make his way down to the bottom of the ravine near their house. "There's no people down here", the woman said. When asked about Madden's kidnapping claim, Griffin said, "at this point we don't believe that to be factual- none of that".

ASUS ZenFone 6 confirmed to feature Snapdragon 855 SoC and 5000mAh battery
Yesterday, we got the first pricing details of the upcoming Asus ZenPhone 6 in Taiwan, thanks to iThome for sharing that. Also, the device will be backed by a 5,000mAh battery which is the biggest among all the 2019 flagship smartphones.

Ready to work with India's anti-trust watchdog: Google
The competition watchdog said the penalty was being imposed on Google for "infringing anti-trust conduct". The ruling was challenged by Google.