A New Zealand pastor who said gay people should be executed has moved to Australia to found a new church.
Logan Robertson, who also said New Zealand’s new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern belongs in the kitchen, arrived in Australia on Monday, News.com.au has reported.
“My view on homo marriage is that the Bible never mentions it, so I’m not against them getting married,” he said in a sermon.
“As long as a bullet goes through their head the moment they kiss… Because that’s what it talks about—not homo marriage but homo death.”
Robertson said of his country’s new Prime Minister that it was a “curse for a nation to have a woman ruling over them”.
In other sermons, Robertson has railed against women voting, and cautioned parishioners against “catching AIDS” from “queers” and “sluts”.
Arriving in Australia on Monday, he was detained at the airport for nine hours.
New Zealand authorities said they took Robertson’s violent homophobic remarks “very seriously”, but found no evidence of a crime after investigation.
“We have considered the appropriate legislation and sought a legal opinion on the matter and we are not in a position to pursue the matter any further, as no criminal offence has been committed,” said a spokesperson in August.
Robertson announced on Facebook that he has moved to Brisbane and started a new “satellite” church.
Westcity Bible Baptist Church in Auckland, founded by Robertson, reportedly has about 40 members.