(From the Daily Mail)
They’re a dime a dozen, but I love it when these kind of people, those who do shady activities while running their mouth preaching hate, face justice.Texas pastor who praised Pulse shooting resigns after using prostitutes, gambling and smoking weed
By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com 13:41 GMT 10 Jan 2019, updated 14:24 GMT 10 Jan 2019
A pastor who called the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting 'sodomites' has resigned in an apology video where he admitted to drinking, gambling, having sex with prostitutes and smoking weed.
Donnie Romero posted the video on on Wednesday.
In it, he admitted to going to a casino in Jacksonville where he cheated on his wife with prostitutes 'multiple times', drank and gambled 'multiple times' and 'even smoked weed'.
'I did sins that... I went back to sins that I committed before in the past and it even caused me to commit sins that I'd never done before.
'I've completely shattered our life, my wife's life and our kids.
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Pastor Romero apologizes for drinking, gambling, and prostitutes
In 2016, Romero gave a shocking sermon at the Steadfast Baptist Church where he praised Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen for killing 49 people at the gay nightclub
'I know I've hurt a lot of people. I just want to say I'm sorry... there's no excuse for what I've done,' he said.
Towards the end of the video, he said: 'I hope I can turn my life around.'
Romero, 41, made headlines in 2016 after describing the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando as 'sodomites, perverts and pedophiles'.
He praised gunman Omar Mateen for the homophobic massacre and said the earth was a 'better place' because of it in a shocking sermon at the Steadfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth.
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The June 2016 attack at Pulse nightclub (pictured) left 49 people dead
'There are still several dozen of these c***ts in ICU. I will pray to God that God will finish the job that that man started,' he said.
Afterwards, he defended his abhorrent remarks in an interview with , saying: 'The bible teaches that they are predators and I believe that every sodomite is a pedophile and a pervert.
Omar Mateen, who perpetrated the attack, was shot and killed by police
'I believe that in that retrospect, it is a message of hate.
'Just like if there is a building that had a bunch of rapists or evil murderous people and the building collapsed on them or something happened where they were all killed, I don't think it's something we should all mourn over because they are all evil people.'
Romero is married and has children. It is unclear if he will stay with his wife Caryn or if they will separate.
He also previously called for Connor McGregor to be struck by a lightning bolt after the former UFC boxer said: 'Jesus ain't alive is he, so I don't f****** know [if he'd beat him in a fight], maybe he can come back from the dead. I'd still whoop his a**.'
'Me and Jesus are cool. I'm cool with all the gods. Gods recognize gods.'