Statement on Pastor Steven Anderson

Love Not Hate welcomes today’s decision by the Department of Home Affairs to ban hate speech pastor Steven Anderson from South Africa.

“This has given us hope that our voices and concerns are being taken into consideration,” says Lerato Phalakatshela, Hate Crime Manager at OUT LGBT-Well-being and spokesperson for the Love Not Hate Campaign.

“South Africa is a predominantly homophobic nation and we do not need to import additional homophobia from the USA. Minister Gigaba has reaffirmed that the rights of LGBTI people are indeed protected and upheld by our Constitution.”