Steven Anderson, the anti-LGBT+ American preacher who called for all gay people to be “executed”, is still scheduled to appear at an event in Dublin despite behind banned in most of Europe, reports The Times.
Anderson was due to speak in the Netherlands and Sweden at the end of May, but was banned from entering any country in the Schengen Area after a campaign from theNetherlands’ security minister Mark Harbers.
“There is no place in a democratic nation like ours for discrimination, incitement to hatred or intolerance and violence on any grounds,” Harbers had said.
However, that ban has not extended to Ireland as Anderson has announced he will still be speaking there.
“So far so good on Dublin; it is still on,”he said in a video.
“These events are still going on—the soul-winning and the preaching are still going on. It’s just yours truly who won’t be there, except I am planning to be there in Ireland.”
More than 11,000 people have signed a petition asking the Irish government to ban Anderson from entering.
“Steven Anderson is a Holocaust-denier, Islamophobe and anti-LGBT+ extremist who is scheduled to preach in Dublin, Ireland on May 26, possibly in an attempt to get people to change their minds on last year’s abortion referendum,”the petition reads.