Fundamentalist preacher tells people how to avoid a gay waiter

"Preacher" Adam Fannin of Stedfast Baptist Church Jacksonville. Twitter photo.

As if homophobic ministers supporting anti-LGBT+ politicians weren’t enough, a fundamentalist preacher in Jacksonville, Florida in his sermon told his followers how to avoid service in a restaurant by – gasp – a gay waiter.

Adam Fannin is the pastor of Jacksonville’s Stedfast Baptist, a member of Independent Fundamentalist Baptist churches founded by noted homophobe Rev. Donnie Romero, of Texas.

For more on Romero, see Ft. Worth minister applauds Pulse massacre.

Said “preacher” Fannin:

“If I ever go to a restaurant and you sit down, and then here comes this flaming foo-foo fruit loop, right? And you’re like, 'Oh great. I’m here to have date night, enjoy some time with my wife, and I can’t… because of the lisps, I can’t even, you know.'”

“My recommendation — if you don’t just get up and leave — my recommendation is just don’t order anything. 'Well, here, let me get you a drink.' No, just wait. Just wait. And you sit there patiently and you look around, and you will find a lady that looks like a mom, that looks like a very diligent worker.

“You will find somebody that you notice that’s busy, that’s doing stuff. You say, 'Yeah, that’s the one right there!' You walk up to them and you say, 'Hey, what’s your name? Have we had you before? Can we get you over here?'…I guarantee you it always works…. Then you can enjoy your dinner and, hey, you better tip her well! Let that foo-foo know what he missed out on, okay? That’s how you avoid a gay waiter.”

At least he urged parishioners to tip.

Stedfast Baptist’s website lists Donnie Romero as the founding pastor, and Fannin as “Preacher”.

Romero’s outrageous comments include saying after the Pulse massacre in Orlando, “God will finish the job that that man started, and he will end [the lives of those injured in the attack], and by tomorrow morning they will all be burning in hell, just like the rest of them, so that they don’t get any more opportunity to go out and hurt little children.”

Comments on Stedfast Baptist Church Jacksonville’s Facebook page in reaction to the video are uniformly condemnatory.

“I've never been more proud to be atheist. You are what is wrong with so called Christianity. Jesus weeps.”

“Christ would have condemned every hateful word coming out of your mouth should he have had the misfortune to have to listen to your closet-case fueled ranting.”

Copyright The Gayly – December 15, 2017 @ 12:30 p.m. CST.