Kingston, Jamaica – Steven Anderson, the controversial pastor who was the subject of an online petition launched by Jay John was refused entry into Jamaica by the Chief Immigration Officer on Monday. According to Mr. Anderson, he and his 14-year-old son flew from Arizona to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport where they were scheduled to fly to the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.
However, he was informed by a representative of Delta Air Lines that they had received a notification from Jamaica saying he would not be allowed to enter the country.
The decision was made to deny him entry by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conductive to the current climate. – Ministry of National Security
The University of the West Indies, where Anderson was slated to speak, also rescinded its invitation.
This is a positive outcome in which I am very pleased. I am glad that leadership was shown in protecting LGBTQ Jamaicans, women and other minority groups which Steven Anderson has attacked over the past. – Jay John.
The online petition received more than 39,000 signatures.