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Pastor condemned for comparing bisexuality to white people ‘pretending to be Black’ in ‘deeply disturbing’ rant

Jun 17, 2020

By Josh Milton

A millionaire pastor in New Zealand has sparked outrage after comparing bisexuality to white people “pretending to be Black” in a sermon dubbed “deeply disturbing” by critics.

Murray Watkinson, the founder of Christchurch’s Celebration Centre church based in the Wainoni neighbourhood, preached a 50-minute-long sermon on June 9 that touched off the death of George Floyd.

Watkinson said Floyd has been “lifted up as a hero” before noting his rap sheet, calling him a “villain” and breaking off into a bizarrely biphobic and racist tangent, Stuff reported.

In the inflammatory sermon, which drew laughs from some attendees, Watkinson said: “What if you are brown and you’re internally divided?

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