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SA KILL-GAYS-PASTOR DENIES HATE SPEECH CHARGE

Fri, 18 January 2013

Pastor Oscar Bougardt

The notoriously homophobic Pastor Oscar Bougardt has told the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) that, despite unashamedly calling for gays to be killed, he is not guilty of hate speech.

Bougardt is under investigation by the commission following a complaint by forensic investigator and blogger Pierre Le Roux that he is advocating “hatred and intolerance” through virulently anti-gay statements and e-mails.

A Christian minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and senior pastor at Calvary H.O.P.E Ministries in Mitchells Plain, Bougardt has not only supported the execution of gay people but has also stated that they are child molesters and are "to blame for all sex attacks on children".

In an official written response to Le Roux’s complaint to the SAHRC, prepared by Bougardt's lawyer, Advocate Ebrahim Arendse, he unapologetically admits to supporting the killing of gay people. Arendse writes that Bougardt "does not deny calling for homosexuals to be hanged if they are caught in a homosexual act..."

He also "confirms posting on Facebook certain statements against the gay lifestyle as cited in the complaint lodged by Mr. Pierre Le Roux" and affirms his belief that gay-affirming clergy such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu will burn in hell.

Bizarrely, despite admitting to having made these outrageously anti-gay statements, Bougardt complains that Le Roux “slandered” him on the internet by "calling him a homophobe and the Western Cape's biggest bigot" and says that this led to him being "threaten [sic] and verbally abused by homosexuals world-wide".

Arendse goes on to quote a number of Biblical verses to justify his argument that Bougardt’s comments should not be seen as inciting hatred since he is "Biblically mandated to preach against the homosexual lifestyle" because, "according to the Word of God, homosexuality is a sin".

Ironically, while the pastor believes it acceptable to call for the deadly persecution of gay people, in direct conflict with the constitution’s bill of rights, he uses the very same constitution to defend himself. Arendse insists that Bougardt has the constitutional right to make his hateful comments, citing its protection of "freedom of religion, belief and opinion".

The submission loses even more credibility when it goes on to absurdly state that because the spread of AIDS is due to “the promiscuity of homosexual men,” the gay community is to blame for babies being raped (by men who believe that this will cure them). Gay people are thus also responsible for an “80% rise in child sexual abuse over a year” in South Africa, the pastor claims.

After reading Bougardt’s response, Le Roux told Mambaonline that he was “appalled that Rev Bougardt is still unapologetic for his hateful remarks for which he was reported. 

“He still hides behind his interpretation of the Bible to justify his hate speech and clearly believes that his archaic beliefs are justifiable in the modern age we live in”. 

Le Roux said that the Pastor “clearly has no regard for the responsibility that should weigh heavy on his shoulders as a leader in his community.  As such I believe that he will continue to advocate violence and discrimination towards to the LGBT community and as such I believe he is a danger to society. 

“I only hope that the HRC will deal with this matter swiftly and that the human rights and dignity of all LGBT South Africans will be protected from this man,” added Le Roux.

by Staff Writer

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Ferdinand 4/16/2013 2:55:57 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Another 'loving Christian'...
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cybermoggy 2/27/2013 9:54:16 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
Since when was the christian bible or any other so-called "holy" book been a factual source of reference. All these writings are subjective, sophist opinions regarding mankind. This poor deluded Oscar Bougardt is just one of many who are unable to form their opinions and hide behind un easoned dogma. He's probably quite a nice idiot when you get to know him, just like all the rest of us. I must say he probably thinks he looks most attractive in that dress he's wearing. Just remember this, you cannot reason with an opinion.
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Jan 2/26/2013 5:55:30 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
DIS nou a doos!!!
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2/14/2013 1:41:41 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
This so called reverend does not know God, when he reads his bible he reads it upside down, who is he to judge God's people, he is already in hell, he worships the devil because God is love, if you hate me how am i gonna know that what am doing is wrong and once you use the word hate you are already evil.
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louis 2/1/2013 10:54:29 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Libel is the word that this homophobic scumbag should have used. Slander is spoken, libel is written. So, he is ignorant AND homophobic.
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Danie de Waal 1/31/2013 5:11:21 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
This Pastor is cut from the same cloth as Archmishap Tutu:
1. Believe in an invisible sky faerie;
2. Both look like closeted gays;
3. Both are starving for public attention.

The best way to deal with this Chlora is just to ignore him and if he breaks any laws to sue his arse.
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twinkie1cat 1/27/2013 7:38:37 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
So its slander to call someone a homophobe who advocates the hanging of gays, but freedom of speech to advocate the hanging of gays. Yall have it as bad a Americans do. Bet the pastor also talks about how "Christian values" are being destroyed.
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DD 1/23/2013 8:56:57 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
So is he a pastoor or a reverand? The article calls him a pastor and he calls himself "Rev"... isn't a pastoor like a dude who kinda spent time at some crazy bible college and a Rev is the dude who has a degree in theology? There was a moffie pastoor in Cape Town who didn't even make it through bible college so I reckon a pastoor is quite low down on the IQ ratings. Just some dumb ass who started his own little church in his garage or duiwehok and is trying to make a living by selling bullshit to vulnerable people who look up to him to reveal THE truth and the meaning of their miserable lives.
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twinkie1cat 1/23/2013 8:56:57 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
A pastor serves over a congregation or church. A pastor may be a Reverend, which usually means he is licensed or ordained, but not all Reverends are pastors.
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Danie de Waal 1/23/2013 8:56:57 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
You do not need ANY QUALIFICATION to call yourself Pastor, Reverend, Dominee or any of the titles that our religious leaders use.
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Coenie 1/23/2013 8:56:57 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
HAHAHA I remember a gay "pastor" in CT, at Good Hope Metropolitan and his bf was a drag queen, the pastor always wore pink lip gloss and had a very fake holy attitude and took himself frightfully seriously, he vanished but then he popped up at Triangle project and still looked a bit bewildered
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Dean 1/23/2013 5:56:45 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Slow down guys, maybe the pastor gets off on the verbal abuse and as we know there is just no way to reason with someone like him, he's as stuck in his corner as we are in ours. And my two cents worth is that I think Jesus had an affair with Judas but Judas betrayed him when he saw Jesus blowing Peter. The moral of the story is that everyone's being blown except for the chubby Pastor but religion is a big wank anyway, there's more evidence that Donald Duck is alive and well than proof of a god so just fuckit, leave the pathetic queen alone
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M 1/21/2013 4:45:57 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
He should join Al-Quaeda. They both advocate the death of those who are different. These fundamentalist christian crusaders are no different.
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R 1/20/2013 2:02:00 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
I don't curse u Oscar ur cursed already. I don't even pity u anymore u belong to the devil and we all know That kind of misery loves company which is why the devil assigned u to be a 'pastor'. Seeing how ur a 'man of God' can u tell me which bible verese speak about false prophacy? Martin it is not cliche to say homophobes r closet cases its fact that can now be backed by science. As us Christians know GOD invented science*wink*
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Johan 1/19/2013 7:08:46 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
HAHA Grapgat, ek lag laat ek le vir die queen se stupidgeit... Lanklaas iemand gehoor wat so 'n klomp kak kan praat. En dan dink hy mense vat hom ernstig op! Ag nee meisie, slaat jy jou naam met 'n plank!
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Johan 1/19/2013 7:07:32 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
HAHA Grapgat, ek lag laat ek l? vir die queen se stupidgeit... Lanklaas iemand gehoor wat so 'n klomp kak kan praat. En dan dink hy mense vat hom ernstig op! Ag nee meisie, slaat jy jou naam met 'n plank!
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James 1/19/2013 3:10:06 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
You deserve the wrath of the gay community. You have started a fight with the wrong people. Don't think we will take this lying down Oscar!
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Carl 1/19/2013 1:45:24 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Oscar se details: Laat waai met die abuse ouens - as hy wil uitdeel moet hy kan vat!

072 4222 344
021 393 0608
rev.bougardt@capetownmarriageofficers.co.za

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Carl 1/19/2013 1:40:47 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Sy is 'n meisie! Die grootste en vetste bottom wat ek nog gesien het. Here, sy is vet!
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Neville 1/19/2013 1:40:47 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Al die koeksisters wat die gemeente agter hom aandra - dis mos 'n cushy job. Leef van ander se geld af sonder om te werk en vreet ander se koek.
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Conrad 1/19/2013 1:27:41 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Uhm..... he does look somewhat like a chubby queen and I bet he has a really small miserable willie, but hey.... who am I to judge?
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twinkie1cat 1/19/2013 1:27:41 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
You pick up a certain queenishness in his face, too? huh. Well they say the biggest homophobes are closeted gay men.

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Chris 1/19/2013 12:39:20 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
The time has come for gay people to be militant & make an end to this christian nonsense once and for all. First the school in Bloem, now this idiot! If anything they are aiding in their own downfall, lets help them to do that quicker.
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Budd 1/19/2013 11:34:30 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
Perhaps Mr. Bougardt could explain to all of us how loving another human being is "perverted"?? Is loving not the very pith of the Christian teaching?? Mr Bougardt, one can only wonder why you have this unhealthy obsession with homosexuality; because if a God did indeed create this world then he, being the catalyst, is responsible for everything in it, INCLUDING homosexuality. Please stop masking your prejudice behind religion, thereby giving it a bad name: genuine Christianity is love for one's fellow man (friend and foe alike), you, on the contrary, are pure hatred! If the religion you profess belief in is true, then I'm afraid you're going straight to hell!! Let me also bring your attention to the subtle distinction between "freedom of speech" and "hate speech". A man is entitled to think homosexuality is wrong (he can, if he so wishes, even voice his unfounded opinion) but it is quite another thing when a man who thinks homosexuality is wrong insists that gay people should be killed, denied a burial etc. For this I hope you feel the full weight of the law and may God save your hate-filled soul, which is now heading directly for hell. We will all pray for you.
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Chris 1/19/2013 11:34:30 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
NO, I will not be praying for him. If anything, I curse him in the name of Satan, Our True Lord. He has made a big mistake: We don't turn the other cheek - we will smash both his cheeks, his hip, his thigh - Satan is revengeful and will destroy him - I have NO feelings of kindness towards him - may you live in interesting times Oscar.
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Pierre le Roux 1/19/2013 9:51:10 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
If only you put as much time and effort in helping your own community instead of spewing hate speech directed at the LGBT community, then maybe to world would be a better place. I too have seen "A few good men" and I can handle the truth. Just I pity that your "truth" is based on your own antediluvian mentality which is deeply flawed, morally corrupt and fundamentally misguided.
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Rev Oscar Peter Bougardt 1/19/2013 9:25:36 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
The truth shall set me free, homosexual can call me names, verbally abuse me bit this won't stop me, I speak the truth that why I am being attacked by homosexuals. The problem with gays and lesbians is, they cannot handle the truth. If I were to say that there's nothing homosexuality and accepted their perverted lifestyles I would have been the best, but because I speak the truth I am labeled a bigot, homophobe and even told I am gay. As long as I am alive I will preach the truth, if gays don't like me too bad. God bless all those who curse and swear at me.
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Chris 1/19/2013 9:25:36 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
Tsk Tsk. Did not expect a better answer from a superstitious twat. You will be made an example of - you've given the gay community enough ammunition!
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Bob 1/19/2013 9:25:36 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
If this is indeed Oscar I find it a. musing that he's on a queer website. Just remember if you're living the bible then live it all - please don't mix your fabrics!!
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izak 1/18/2013 8:44:24 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Sy is 'n MEISIE!!!! Wank the pastor until he downs in his own sperm!
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Martin 1/18/2013 6:58:17 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
Why is it that these homophobic ones always LOOK so gay??? I know it is a cliche to say homophobes are secretly gay - but this one, and many others really do look gay!
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Derek 1/18/2013 3:42:14 PM Down Up Reply REPLY
He is such a Fag!! Just get out of the closet loser! Killing in the name of God? Really?
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me 1/18/2013 11:55:07 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
If you don't like gay people, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies!
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name 1/18/2013 11:18:00 AM Down Up Reply REPLY
people like him should be dead cos people like him make all this mess with wars and anger to other people
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