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Reverend Steve Anderson Photo: YouTube: Truth Wins Out A staunchly anti-LGBTQ Republican member of Congress is claiming that what he reported as a donation to a hate pastor was actually a “mistake” and that he actually donated to a Christian singer with a similar name.
Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-TX) office is scrambling to explain a $5500 donation to pastor Steve Anderson’s church. Anderson made international headlines in 2016 after video went viral that showed him praising the Pulse nightclub shooter for killing “a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles.” Anderson has since been banned by multiple countries for his anti-LGBTQ and anti-semitic hate speech.
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The Louie Gohmert for Congress Committee recorded a donation in their Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing that a $5500 donation was made to an entity called “Anderson Ministries.” While that’s not the name of Anderson’s church, Gohmert put down the same Tempe, Arizona address as Anderson’s church and used his last name in the name of the organization. The payment was recorded as a “donation.”
The Daily Beast spotted the donation and asked his office for comment, and they’re now […]