He was a celebrity pastor at one of Canada’s biggest megachurches. Inside the sexual abuse allegations that brought down Bruxy Cavey, he made headlines for his anti-gay remarks and for not answering media questions for the CBC in 2018. On Saturday, he made headlines again, this time over his homophobic comments to CBC News at The World Program. The interview got him into hot water again.
Speaking on the QT network in Calgary on Monday night, the president of the Calgary Foothills United Church of Christ said that being gay is a choice and if gay people don’t want to be gay, he doesn’t want to know them. He also said being gay should no longer be a criminal offence and that he believes “all of the children” of gay men are “having a hell of a time.”
Cavey has become a lightning rod for the issue of LGBT rights in Canada and he faces the prospect of a defamation suit in the wake of a CBC/Radio-Canada interview in which he suggested gays were “the worst people” on the planet.
“Homosexuals are a bad threat to my children. They are a bad threat to my grandchildren. They are a bad threat to society. They are a bad threat to the earth. That’s why I believe they are the worst people,” he said.
“They’re the worst people. They’re just like you and I. They do horrible things right out in the open and they get rewarded by the government and everybody else.
“They just choose for themselves how they’re going to live their lives,” he said. “I’ve been to hell a lot of times. I understand what it’s like to be in hell. They just throw you out.”
Asked to justify his remarks, Cavey repeatedly said that he was talking about gays as a whole and he didn’t refer to individuals. But he did say that gays should have the right to marry and that he did not believe he had the right to make a judgment about someone’s sexual orientation.
“Gay sex comes from the devil. I