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Preacher says he hopes “every single homosexual dies” in hate sermon

Danil Kutsar
Danil KutsarPhoto: Screenshot

A hateful pastor in Spokane said he hopes that “every single homosexual dies.” And when he got called out for his rhetoric, he stood by it, saying that he really does hope for all gay people to die.

Writer and podcaster Hemant Mehta posted a clip last week of Baptist preacher Danil Kutsar of the Sure Foundation Baptist Church in Spokane, Washington.

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“That’s why a lot of homosexuals, they’re reprobates, they hate themselves, they kill themselves,” Kutsar said. “Why? Because they hate their lives because they rejected God, they know that God rejected them, they know there’s no hope, they know they’re wicked, and they might even hate their lives.”

“And that’s why they commit suicide, which is great. I hope every single homosexual dies.”

The next week, Kutsar appeared to have seen the clip getting shared on social media and he wanted everyone to know that he stands by his words.

“I take back nothing, you know,” he said. “I agree, I still agree, I hope every sodomite dies. I hope every homosexual dies. I hope every faggot dies.”

He said that many of the comments on the original video that went viral called him gay. This is true; many of the commenters responded to his hatred by suggesting that he is homophobic because he is secretly gay.

“What’s the over/under on this guy having a secret Grindr account and being busted with a gay sex worker and a bag of drugs soon?” one commenter wrote under the first video, for example.

“Most of the comments are basically people saying that I’m gay, that I’m a homosexual,” Kutsar said. “The real reason why… the worst thing they can say is that ‘Oh, you’re gay’ is because they know how vile and disgusting it is to be a sodomite. They know how wicked it is. That is the worst they can say. That is the worst offense: ‘Oh, you’re gay.'”

The Sure Foundation Baptist Church’s website is down but its Facebook page says that its “mission is to reach the greater Spokane area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through door to door soulwinning. To baptize converts and teach them good doctrine.”

Kutsar’s sermons are posted to the church’s Facebook feed, which also includes videos promising to “expose” the Catholic Church and about “Witchcraft and Satanism In The Music Industry.”

Editor’s note: This article mentions suicide. If you need to talk to someone now, call the Trans Lifeline at 1-877-565-8860. It’s staffed by trans people, for trans people. The Trevor Project provides a safe, judgement-free place to talk for LGBTQ youth at 1-866-488-7386. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

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