Nowadays, it seems that people will do anything to get a following online.
Matt Powell is a 22-year-old Christian preacher who’s trying to build his Youtube channel. While he only has a little over 350 subscribers right now, he’s gaining attention for his anti-gay rhetoric.
As DeadSlate reports, Powell appeared on a webcast with atheist Youtuber Skylar Fiction and shared his hateful thoughts on the program.
Fiction argued that Christianity promotes harmful mentalities like anti-homosexual rhetoric, and Powell only proved him right.
“As far as homosexuality goes, I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it,” Powell said. “I believe it’s disgusting. And incidentally, every scientific test has come back and said that homosexuals are 50 more times likely to get AIDS… we got this AIDS thing spreading… it’s a fact that this is the case.”
“You don’t believe that gay people should be stoned to death, do you?” Fiction asked.
“I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it,” Powell replied. “Obviously, not by me or anybody in a regular society, obviously. I believe it’s the government’s job to execute criminals. I believe that the Bible says clearly that homosexuality is a criminal crime. It’s a crime. It’s one of the worst crimes ever.”
“Is that what you’re advocating for?” Fiction pressed. “That our government should stone gays to death to execute them?”
Powell responded, “By whatever means they execute people. And obviously, I believe in humane, you know, putting to death.”
Skylar then pointed out the hypocrisy of a “humane killing,” and asked how other biblical offenses, such as disobedient children, should be punished. Powell responded by saying the same punishment was appropriate.
Its scary what some homophobes will say.