Texas pastor Jonathan Shelley calls Pride ‘an abomination’, says gay people should be slaughtered

Jonathan Shelley, despite having somewhat of a fruity voice himself, wants you to know that he does not like gay people

*Tw: article contains homophobic language and stupidity*

Texas pastor Jonathan Shelley, leader of the anti-gay Stedfast Baptist Church, said in a city council meeting this week that Pride Month is an “abomination” that shouldn’t be promoted in the local community.


Just a week after refusing to apologize for using homophobic slurs in sermons, pastor Jonathan Shelley addressed a city council meeting in Arlington, Texas, where he told the council and crowd that gay people should be executed in accordance with God’s rule.


In a video shared to Twitter by blogger and activist Hemant Mehta, Shelley addresses the Arlington City Council as a meeting was being held to discuss acknowledging Pride month.

Jonathan Shelley – not a fan of the gays

Shelley said that he’s “horrified and ashamed” that the city decided to “promote and solicit Pride”, going on to say that there’s nothing to celebrate about Pride, because “it’s an abomination” according to the Bible.


“I don’t understand why we celebrate what used to be a crime not long ago. God has already ruled that murder, adultery, witchcraft, rape, bestiality and homosexuality are crimes worthy of capital punishment,” Shelley continued.


Shelly claimed celebrating Pride “would promote disease and AIDS in our community” and shared some completely made-up statistics that the average LGBTQ person sexually molests 20 to 150 children in their lifetime and commits an average of 154 sex acts on their victims.
Oh and *checks notes* we HATE children, HATE Christianity and HATE god too.
Here’s the vid, which includes some applause and agreement from the audience:

So I guess we won’t be seeing him shirtless on a Pride float any time soon. We can thank God for that, at least. 


It isn’t the first time Shelley has aired his gross views about the LGBTQ+ community in public. 


He once celebrated the death of Jim Fahy, a 75-year-old gay man and member of the Fort Lauderdale Gay Men’s Chorus, who was tragically killed when a driver swerved into the Wilton Manors Pride Parade.

“And, you know, it’s great when trucks accidentally go through those, you know, parades,” the pastor Shelley told congregants.

“I think only one person died. So hopefully we can hope for more in the future.”


In March this year he delivered an anti-LGBT fuelled sermon to children, preaching about how queer people are going to hell. 


A clip from that video is below: