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Tom Ascol

Florida Baptist pastor Tom Ascol—who delivered the invocation at Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis' second inauguration—has come under fire after he expressed his belief gay people should be put to death.

Ascol—senior pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral—made the comment on Twitter while criticizing Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz's condemnation of Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Act." Cruz's views have drawn widespread condemnation and highlight the ongoing tensions surrounding LGBTQ+ rights, religious extremism and hate speech.

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