Murder accused Oscar Pistorius is cursed for supporting homosexuals, according to a pastor.
The Cape Times reported on Wednesday that pastor Oscar Bougardt – who is already under investigation by the SA Human Rights Commission for previous homophobic statements – made the comments on his Facebook page.
Pistorius was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home on 14 February.
Bougardt later removed his comments because “homosexuals have been harassing me… it’s not because I’ve changed my stance on what I said”.
He added: “I will continue to make statements until I die. Someone needs to speak out about their [homosexuals’] filthy lifestyle.”
Bougardt said Pistorius – whom he described as “one of those sport stars who supported the filthy lifestyle of homosexuals” – was recently dropped from the “It gets better South Africa” campaign against homophobic bullying.
“I believe Oscar Pistorius is cursed for openly supporting homosexuals.
“According to the holy word of God, homosexuality is an abomination to God, and any person who supports it is doomed for hell.”
He also said he didn’t care about the SAHRC probing his comments. “If they want to prosecute me, they can.”