Anti-Gay Hate Preacher Calls For Conor McGregor To Be Killed By Lightning
Conor McGregor has a solid 21-2 UFC record, but is on a 15-match winning streak in the featherweight/lightweight divisions, making him one of the hottest MMA fighters in the world. He's rising so fast that the Irish brawler ("Notorious MMA" to his friends) went all John Lennon recently and declared that he would "whoop Jesus' ass" if the two faced off in the ring.
Personally I think that anyone who's lost to Joseph Duffy has no chance against The Son of God, but if you disagree, I'm sure you could get tempting odds on Bovada. My prediction? Jesus, second round by submission (rear naked choke).
But noted homophobe Donnie Romero, pastor of the independent Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, doesn't agree. He sees the fight ending during introductions, with Jesus striking down McGregor with a bolt of lightning. Romero may be confusing MMA with pro wrestling, where metal chairs, clubs and other foreign objects are sometimes employed. UFC rules strictly prohibit lightning.
Here's Pastor Romero, attacking into McGregor from the pulpit after he got wind of the fighter's Jesus-bashing remarks.
It should be noted that Romero is out to get a lot of folks -- he and his church have just made the Southern Poverty Law Center’s annual list of active anti-LGBT hate groups (congrats!), and he's made more than a few threats against McGregor in the name of Jay-sus.
The Texas Observer:
“Their gay-bashing is intense,” said Heidi Beirich, director of SPLC’s Intelligence Project. “Stedfast Baptist Church is very crude in its hatred. That’s not a complicated thing to explain why we put them on the hate list.” Romero didn’t return a phone call seeking comment.
To understand Romero, you probably need to read his brief biography on the Stedfast Baptist Church web site. Key excerpt:
[Romero] was raised as a Roman Catholic. In 2002 at the age of 19, he was saved through door to door soul winning.
Yep. We got one!
Romero made a second video on Sunday, saying that he hoped that McGregor was injured in his next fight (you know, if lightning wasn't available). He said that his church was under "spiritual attack" after the first video went public.
Thanks also to Vice Sports.
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