Pastor Roger Jimenez of Sacramento’s Verity Baptist Church is praising the shooting at Pulse that left 49 victims dead and at least 53 injured. He spewed a hate-filled sermon against members of the LGBTQ community hours after the mass murder in Orlando.
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?” Jimenez said in a sermon, uploaded to the Verity Baptist Church YouTube account. “Um no, I think that’s great! I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida, is a little safer tonight.”
“As Christians, should we be mourning the death of these 50 vile, perverted predators?” he added.
He apparently wanted to instruct parishioners on the “Biblical response” to the massacre.
“All I’m saying is that when people die who deserve to die, it’s not a tragedy,” he said. “There’s no tragedy. I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them, and blow their brains out.”