A Cape Town pastor is currently up a creek without a paddle and may likely get drowned soon if he fails to prove that 99% of gays are pedophiles.
Reverend Oscar Bougardt of Calvary H.O.P.E Ministries, in a recent interview, condemned the LGBTI community for going against biblical injunctions. He insisted that no matter how they try to twist homosexuality, it is a terrible and dangerous sin and God condemns it outright.
He insisted that no matter how they try to twist homosexuality, it is a terrible and dangerous sin and God condemns it outright.
Taking on the offensive side, an apparently enraged Bougardt claimed that 99% of pedophiles are gays.
“Why should we be tolerant of their criminal lifestyle? Ninety-nine percent of pedophiles stem from homosexuality.
I’m saying so because it is proven that 99% of the pedophiles have a homosexual background. They are blaming their previous lifestyle on what happened. Go and read up on it,” he blasted.
But his comments didn’t sit well with the LGBTI community in the country. GaySA radio chairperson Hendrik Baird lambasted the Reverend for making baseless and unfounded comments about gays.
He insisted that if the Cape Town pastor fails to provide facts and statistics on his claims, he must apologise unreservedly for his unfounded remarks.
Validating his claims in an open letter, Baird said after some researches, he found no credible backup for Bougardt’s remarks.
“The police crime statistics say nothing about paedophilia, only reporting sexual violence against children and infants. So I must say it is not proven at all.
“While I in no shape or form condone any violence or assault aimed at children, I would like to challenge you to put the South African research on the table that proves both your paedophilia argument, as well as your assertion that homosexuals from affluent areas pick up teenagers for sex and get them addicted to drugs, which led to the teens breaking into cars and turning to crime,” he wrote.
The interview held during a joint church venture with anti-gay US pastor Steven Anderson, who was denied entry to South Africa in September last year.