Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor who planned to go to Africa through the Uk was denied to enter the country. n a video blog, he recalled: “Monday morning I showed up for my flight, which was going to connect through London and take me to Johannesburg, South Africa. “I got there, checked my bags, gave my passport, went through security… and I’m sitting outside the gate when I get paged by security. They tell me that the United Kingdom has banned me from entering the country and that I can’t even have a connecting flight in London. Not only am I banned from the UK, but I can’t even go to the London airport. They had to give me a whole new itinerary to bypass London, so I wasn’t going to go until today. Overnight, the message came through that South Africa has banned me from entering the country, so I had to re-route my whole plans.”
The pastor assumed that he would still go to Africa but it would be necessary to choose another route across other countries. “I’m still excited for what we’re doing in Botswana… it’s too bad that South Africa fell through because they banned me personally,” he said, “But at the end of the day, it’s no skin off my back. I wasn’t really that excited about visiting their so-called beautiful country which is the rape capital of the world. It’s one of the most dangerous, wicked places in the entire world. I was actually going there for their sakes. I was trying to bring the gospel to the lost.” He added that Botswana, which already criminalises homosexuality and jails gay people for up to seven years, was a “way more receptive place” for his message.