Anderson has been receiving sympathy lately for his videotaped confrontation with some border patrol agents. As word of that incident spreads, attention to Anderson's deeply reactionary thinking and preaching should spread as well. Much of it is barely concealed hate speech.
His church's site says for potential members, "Don't expect anything contemporary or liberal. We are an old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible only, separated Baptist church and not ashamed to say so."
Here's a link to the audio for another one of his sermons, on immigration. He begins by denouncing George W. Bush as a "spineless wimp" and a "flaming liberal," and then descends into "old-fashioned," unashamed racism and sexism. Anderson also has his own channel on YouTube, which includes a thirty-second clip of him kicking out some "hecklers" who object to his description of Barack Obama as the devil.
Young Pastor Anderson likes to position himself outside the bounds of "political correctness"--far to the right of it, actually. And yet, like nearly all white Americans, he basically claims below that he's anything but a "racist." And again, that he's colorblind.
Do you see other common white arguments in this sermon segment?
And I’m so sick and tired of people calling me a racist for being against Barack Obama. You know, I thought that we were past that in this country, you know what I mean? Let it go!
I love all people equally, red, yellow, black and white, they’re precious in His sight. I’ve won more black people to the Lord probably than I’ve won white people to the Lord, my friend. I love black people. I wanna see em saved, I wanna get em the Gospel. I have very close friends right now that are black, one of my best friends is black.
But you know what? I’m not gonna sit there and dwell on it, and cry about it. Let’s get over it. They’re perpetuating the hatred between the races by bringing it up all the time!
“Oh wow,” you know,”it’s the first black president!”
No he’s not, he’s white! He’s just as white as he is black, he’s half black, half white!
But yet it’s just, “He’s black! He’s black! He’s black! He’s black!”
Why not say he’s white?
I mean, if he’s half black and he’s half white, I’m gonna say he’s white. That’s the half I wanna choose. You know?
I’m gonna call him a white man. We got a white president coming in, my friend.
He’s white! Don’t tell me he’s black, he’s white! His mom is white! Her mom is white! Her dad is white! His parents are white! He’s a white man! Barack Obama is white, deal with it!
But if I got up and said he was black, nobody would disagree with me. And he’s half black, half white. Would somebody explain that to me?
Somebody explain to me how if you’re one-eighth black, you’re just black. You know what I mean? Even though you’re seven-eighths white. It’s true, though.
Did you know that on official documents in this country, if you are one-eighth black and seven-eighths white, you are black? It’s true!
I mean, if I were one-eighth black, I could put on official documents, if it says race, I could check “black.”
I mean, that’s racism! I mean, isn’t it—wait a minute, stop, stop for a second—isn’t it racism to say that a man who’s half black and half white is black?
Because—think about this now—that’s saying that black—like, you have to be purely white in order to be white.
Think about this, think about how racist this is. Right?
“In order to be white, you gotta be a hundred percent white, buddy. Don’t come to me and tell me you’re white unless you is a hundred percent white. And I’m gonna go into Salt Lake City with a bunch of Mormons, I gonna get into that genealogical library and prove how white I am.”
That’s what they do, that’s what those Mormons are doing in Salt Lake City. Why are they so into their family tree? They’re trying to prove how white they are. It’s the truth!
And so, according to our wicked society, if you’re half black and half white, you’re black.
Because “in order to qualify as a white man, you must be pure white. If you’re three-quarter white, you’re not white.”
What, have you been tainted with the black man’s blood?
So, I’m preaching, I wanna start a new movement in America, a movement to declare Barack Obama a white man. [laughter] Let’s accept him into the fold. You know what I mean?
I wanna shake hands with my white brother, Barack Obama, tonight.
Now, you see how stupid we are in this country? I’m supposedly a racist for being against Barack Obama. I think that anyone who’s for Barack Obama is a racist, because the only reason they’re for him is because he’s white. [laughter, “that’s right!”]
That’s the only reason anybody’s even supporting him, is because he’s white! Cuz if he was black, nobody would support him. If he was a hundred percent black, right? The only reason they like him is because he’s half white. And that’s the half they like.
See how dumb that is? This is how stupid people are, right?
“Oh, it’s all about his race!”
It has nothing to do with race! It has nothing to do with the color of his skin. And we’re supposed to get excited and rejoice because a black man became president.
He’s just as white as he is black. He’s half white and half black. And I’m supposed to jump up and down, “Yay, a black man!”
Wait, I thought race doesn’t matter! Didn’t the Bible say that He’s made all nations of the earth of one blood? I mean, isn’t the white man, and the black man, and the Native American man of the same bloodline line, according to God?
And why would I get excited? “Yes, a white man won! Yes, a black man won! Yes, a Chinese man won!”
No, woe unto us that a wicked man won, whatever the color of his skin.
Now let’s go back to the Bible . . .
h/t: swpd reader C D, via email