Latino Pastor Praises Orlando Massacre: ‘I Think That’s Great!’

Jun 14, 2016
8:34 AM

The following local report from Sacramento shows a clip from a now-deleted YouTube video of Pastor Roger Jimenez, who praised the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub during a Sunday sermon at Verity Baptist Church.

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.

The original YouTube video of Jimenez’s sermon has since been deleted by YouTube for violating “YouTube’s policy on hate speech.” However, there are other pastor videos out there:

FYI, a Spanish-language report shows the Venezuelan-born pastor doubling down on his comments and saying that even though his words were “taken out of context,” he still believes God’s laws should kill all LGBTQ people: