A Baptist pastor from Sacramento has raised controversy after his sermon praised the Orlando nightclub attack. Pastor Roger Jimenez spoke confidently as he said the following words that have now gone viral, “Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? Um — no — I think that’s great! I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight.”
Many of those who regularly attend the church are not happy about their Sunday sermon. Sandrea Nelson, the Pride director of the Davis-Phoenix coalition spoke to CBS News about Jimenez saying, “He’s not a man of God. He is not a man teaching a true religion.”
As many in the church sat in shock Jimenez continued on his rant saying, “If we lived in a righteous government, they should round them all up and put them up against a firing wall, and blow their brains out.”
The video of the pastor’s lecture was posted to YouTube prior to going viral, however has since been removed. Kevin Johnson, the Sacramento mayor, shared his thoughts on the video by posting the following tweet.
The hateful comments made by a preacher in Sacramento do not reflect Christian values and have no place in our society. #standwithorlando
— Kevin Johnson (@KJ_MayorJohnson) June 14, 2016