Police investigating Auckland pastor who threatened homosexuals

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A west Auckland pastor who suggested gay people should be put to death and made disparaging comments about women is under investigation over his remarks.

Logan Robertson, the pastor at WestCity Bible Baptist Church in Avondale, made headlines on Tuesday after video footage emerged of him making the inflammatory comments in his sermons.

He first waded into the media spotlight in 2014, after telling Christian author Jim Marjoram he was praying for him to commit suicide because he was gay.

Police told Newshub they are taking the latest matter "very seriously", and are in the process of making enquiries.

They're looking into Mr Robertson after WestCity posted videos on their YouTube account showing Mr Robertson calling for gay married couples to be shot dead at the altar.

"I'm not against them getting married as long as a bullet goes through their head the moment they kiss," he said in one video from July.

"But we've got Christians that would rather side with them, side with their little f*g cousin or brother or whoever it is."

In another video dated May 22, Mr Robertson tells his congregation that a death sentence for anyone practicing homosexuality "should be the law in New Zealand".

In a more recent YouTube clip, he suggests women should not be allowed to vote, admits he doesn't let his wife vote, and calls it "a curse for a nation to have a woman ruling over them".

He also added that new Labour leader should not pursue the role of Prime Minister, and instead "needs to shut up and go home and get in the kitchen, where women belong and bake a cake for her boyfriend".

Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says Mr Robertson's sexist and homophobic remarks go completely against our country's values.

"Those who preach hate and violence are out of touch with everything means to be a New Zealander," she said.

"We pride ourselves on defending human rights. To use this language is not only hateful and shameful, it is un-Kiwi and has no place here."

WestCity Bible Baptist Church has a congregation of just over 42 people, according to a post on Mr Robertson's personal Facebook page.

WestCity has no association with the Baptist denomination of New Zealand.