Pastor Steven L. Anderson. Photo: Stringer/AFP/Getty Images

An Arizona pastor who once praised the gunman behind Florida’s Pulse nightclub massacre and prayed for then-President Obama's death has become the first person banned from entering Ireland under exclusion powers, the Irish Times first reported Sunday.

Details: Ireland's Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan signed an order barring entry to the country for Steven L. Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona — which the Southern Poverty Law Center lists as an anti-gay hate group and the Anti-Defamation League as anti-Semitic. Flanagan was due to preach to a congregation in Dublin on May 26, per the Irish Times.

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