"You know a lot of pastors have this stupid idea where it’s just like, 'oh you know God loves everyone.
But people have taken this to such an extreme where they’re saying celebrate the sin, not just tolerate it, celebrate it," he continued.
At one point, he told the congregation that gay people "are dangerous to society" and said that "all homosexuals are pedophiles.".
Many people on social media criticized the pastor with some labeling his remarks as a violent threat to the community.
Another said Awes' comment "makes the LGBTQ+ community a huge target" and the pastor "needs to be on FBI watch list.".
The language used by the Pastor of the Stedfast Baptist Church is likely to be offensive to many people.
The church's main pastor, Jonathan Shelley, defended Awes saying in a lengthy statement that America has weakened "punishments for homosexuality.". »