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A South African pastor who blamed the Cape Town drought on “wickedness and homosexuality” has been given a 30-day prison sentence. According to South Africa’s News24.com, Oscar Bougardt was found guilty of breaching a 2014 order banning him from making anti-gay statements on social media at the Equality Court in Cape Town. In his judgement, Judge Lee Bozalek, in the Equality Court in Cape Town on Friday, said Bougardt’s comments advocated hatred and were clearly discriminatory. They included one in response to an article on gay rights in Nigeria, where he wrote “to hell with homosexuals… their lifestyle is an abomination to God… if I were president of my country, I would lock them in cages”.

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