Baptist pastor Roger Jimenez of the California-based Verity Baptist Church drew widespread condemnation when he praised Omar Mateen’s terror attack on a gay Orlando nightclub — and now he’s getting some much-deserved comeuppance.
Local news station WMAZ 13 reports that Harsch Investment Properties, the company that owns the building where Jimenez’s church now resides, says that it will not renew the church’s lease and is even asking Jimenez to consider moving immediately.
“We have many places of worship and other religious organizations in the properties we manage,” the company said in a press release, which also noted that the company will not tolerate “tenants who advocate hatred and the taking of innocent lives.”
Sadly, the lease doesn’t expire until next March, so Jimenez and his church might be able to stay in the building for several more months. That said, Harsch Investment Properties has made it very clear that Verity Baptist Church is not welcome on their property.
In case you don’t recall, Jimenez said during his sermon at the church in the wake of the Orlando shooting:
Are you sad that 50 pedophiles were killed today? I think Orlando, Florida, is a little safer tonight. The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. The tragedy is I’m kind of upset he didn’t finish the job.