SACRAMENTO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are chanting “love conquers hate” outside a Northern California church where last week a pastor said during his sermon that he was upset more people weren’t killed in the attack on a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people dead.
The Sacramento Bee reports that more than 500 demonstrators holding rainbow flags and signs that read “We are Orlando” and “Pride Over Prejudice” are standing outside the Verity Baptist church in Sacramento on Sunday to protest last week’s sermon by pastor Roger Jimenez.READ MORE: Suspect Runs Into Walmart At The End Of Pursuit Before Getting Arrested
Hours after the attack at the gay Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Jimenez told his small congregation that he wished more people had been killed during the attack. The sermon was filmed and uploaded to YouTube.READ MORE: Sacramento Surgeon Under Fire For Making Virtual Court Appearance While Operating On Patient
Protesters say they are also angry the church is tax-exempt and are chanting “Tax the hate.”MORE NEWS: High Schools Gear Up For Football Games Following Announcement To Resume Outdoor Sports In Inland Empire
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