Despite this, the bigoted evangelist could have already been in the country ahead of the announcement, if his plan had been successful.
In a video posted on Tuesday, the frustrated evangelist – who was only expected to fly into Johannesburg on Saturday – admitted that he’d tried to jet in via London on Monday, possibly arriving on Tuesday morning.
Thankfully, he wasn’t allowed to board his flight to London at the last minute because, he was told, he has now also been banned by the UK.
“The United Kingdom has banned me from entering the country and I can’t even as so much have a connecting flight in London. So not only am I banned in the United Kingdom, but I can’t even go to the London airport,” he complained.
“Of course, overnight the message came through that South Africa has banned me from entering the country,” Anderson fumed.
The preacher said that he had since made alternative plans to fly in to Botswana, where he still intends to start a church in Gaborone, via another route, bypassing Johannesburg.
“So the next couple of days I’ll be travelling through Africa, working my way through Botswana,” he said.
Anderson went on to insist that he isn’t bother by South Africa’s ban and lashed out at the country in a very unchristian manner.
“At the end of the day, you know what; it’s really no skin off my back,” he said. “I wasn’t really going there for my health. I wasn’t really that exited about visiting their so-called ‘beautiful country’, which is the rape capital of the world. It’s one of the most dangerous and wicked places in the entire world. You know, I was going there for their sakes. I was trying to bring the gospel to the lost.”
Anderson described Botswana as a “way more receptive place than South Africa… so we are going to go there and say whatever we want, we’re going to do whatever we want.”
LGBTI and human rights groups in Botswana have called on their government to follow in the footsteps of South Africa and to also ban Anderson. To show your support, sign the petition here.