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Botswana Says to Deport US Pastor Who Made Anti-gay Comments

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:45 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana's government says it is deporting an American pastor who has made anti-gay comments.

Neighboring South Africa earlier this month prevented the entry of Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church of Tempe, Arizona, saying he and church members allegedly promote hate speech and "social violence."

The tweet by Botswana's government on Tuesday says Anderson "has been declared a prohibited immigrant" but does not give details.

Activists had said they were campaigning against the Botswana visit after urging South Africa's government to bar the entry of Anderson.

After his South Africa ban, Anderson posted on Facebook: "Thank God we still have a wide open door in Botswana."

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