SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Sacramento preacher’s sermon praising attack on an Orlando nightclub that killed 50 people has the local LGBT community outraged, CBS Sacramento reports.
Recordings of the sermon by Pastor Roger Jimenez surfaced under the Verity Baptist Church’s YouTube account. It has since been taken down.
“Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today?” he said in the sermon. “Um no, I think that’s great! I think that helps society. I think Orlando, Florida is a little safer tonight.”
The remarks were delivered on Sunday morning, hours after the attack happened.
“We don’t need to do anything to help. As far as I’m concerned, Orlando is a little bit safer tonight,” he said.
Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson spoke on the sermon earlier this morning.