Keep a-knocking but you can’t come in!

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Pastor Steven Anderson of Arizona, was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica after the authorities there decided to deny him entry. He runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church and says that homosexuality is an abomination and should be punishable by death. Anderson has already been barred from South Africa and deported from Botswana.

Jamaican officials said his statements were “not conducive to the current climate”.

Anderson had planned to travel to Jamaica with his 14-year-old son to carry out “missionary work” when he was prevented by airline officials from boarding the plane yesterday.

The LGBT community in Jamaica started a petition asking the Jamaican government to ban Mr Anderson, which was signed by more than 38,000 people.