Baptist minister who praised nightclub shootings resigns after great night out

Donnie Romero, founder of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth and fan of the gunman who killed dozens at the Pulse nightclub in Florida, is stepping down. Gambling, drugs, prostitution, the lot. His self-obsessed apology is embedded above.

Mr. Romero and Mr. Anderson were among a small group of extreme Christian conservatives who were widely criticized in 2016 for praising Omar Mateen, the gunman who killed 49 people that year at Pulse nightclub, a center of gay night life in Orlando. Mr. Mateen said at the time that he was acting in the name of the Islamic State.

More than 50 additional people were injured in the attack. In a sermon shortly after the shooting, Mr. Romero said he hoped they would die, too.

Baptism: mass-murdering gays is fine, but the best Fort Worth has to offer is absolutely out of the question.

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