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Anti-gay preacher murdered at Perth party

Sat 3 May 2008 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Investigations by the Waikato Times have revealed that a New Zealander stabbed at a party in Perth 12 days ago was an anti-gay former preacher. Richard Watson (Photo: Waikato Times) Phillip Arthur Ranga, 35, of Ngaruawahia, is in custody charged with murdering 52-year-old Richard Andrew Watson. Watson preached a fiery evangelical gospel at Hamilton church The Potter's House for about a decade. He drew condemnation from the Hamilton gay community when he screened the film Gay Rights Special Rights: Inside the Homosexual Agenda at the church in 1996. Gay activists protested and Watson's teachings were deemed un-Christian by some other local church groups. This story continues on the link below.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Saturday, 3rd May 2008 - 3:26pm

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