After a pastor posted that — “The LGBTQ supporting Iran is like chickens supporting KFC” facebook went on to censor his account.
The pastor of Covenant Church, Pastor Ken Peters said “My post was in no way hateful,” Peters explained in a statement to TheBlaze . “I was making the point that totalitarian Muslims in Iran persecute and execute LGBTQ people. On the other hand, freedom-loving Christians in America disagree with their immorality but would never hurt them.”
He continued that “It is strange and ironic,” “that the LGBTQ community would take the side of those who would murder them if they could.”
According to Faithwire, Peters’ post came shortly after President Donald Trump authorized a strike to kill Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, whom he has said was plotting “imminent and sinister attacks” on U.S. citizens.
In a statement earlier this month explaining the decision, which the president actually authorized in June, Trump said the drone strike on a Baghdad airport was an action “to stop a war.” During a rally in Miami, Trump said Soleimani “was planning a very major attack and we got him.”
Democrats, though, have described the killing of Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Forces, as a dangerous escalation, making U.S. dealings in the region less safe. None have defended the Iranian commander or mourned his death. Rather, they have questioned the wisdom of Trump’s decision to take action.