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Donnie Romero - a pastor who gained national attention after his views on the Pulse nightclub shooting inspired a protest from LGBTQ advocates - has resigned. In a video posted to YouTube, Romero says that he had sinned by paying for sex, gambling and using drugs. Romero - formerly the pastor of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas - publicly voiced support for the Pulse nightclub gunman, who opened fire inside the popular LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando and killed 49 people. A June 2016 Dallas Morning News report says Romero's words sparked a protest. "These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, they're the scum of the Earth and the Earth is a better place now and I'll take it a step further," Romero said in a sermon published online, the publication reports. "I'll pray to God like I did this morning, and I will again tonight, that God will finish the job that that man started," Romero said.