Pastor: Put Gays and Lesbians in Electrified Pen.....
"The barrage of anti-gay sermons delivered by North Carolina-based pastors to hit the blogosphere continues with yet another disturbing rant caught on tape.
The pastor, identified on YouTube as Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., condemns President Obama's much-publicized endorsement of same-sex marriage while calling for gays and lesbians to be put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed off.
"Build a great, big, large fence -- 150 or 100 mile long -- put all the lesbians in there," Worley suggests in the clip, reportedly filmed on May 13.
He continues: "Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can't get out...and you know what, in a few years, they'll die out...do you know why? They can't reproduce!"
He also said that if he's asked who he'll vote for, he'll reply, "I'm not going to vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover!" Many of the congregants cheer and reply, "Amen."
Worley added, “It makes me pukin’ sick to think about -- I don’t even whether or not to say this in the pulpit -- can you imagine kissing some man?”
The pastor's comments seem in line with statements made by Ron Baity, founding pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and head of the anti-marriage equality organization Return America, who told his own congregation that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should be prosecuted as they were historically, and Pastor Sean Harris of the Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville who advocated parents "punch" their male child if he is effeminate and "crack that wrist" if he is limp-wristed.
Similarly, Tim Rabon, pastor at Raleigh's Beacon Baptist Church, condemned states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland which have already "re-defined" marriage to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples before asking his congregants, "What is stopping them from refining marriage from a person and a beast? We're not far from that."
I guess it was only a matter of time before something like this hit the news. From the closet to the concentration camp. How little has changed since 1945. What's next? Gas chambers instead of waiting for nature to take its course.
The good news is that there has been one hell of a backlash. I tried to follow the link to the church's website, It's gone. I tried to follow the link for the pastor and I get a lovely, blessed "bandwidth exceeded" message. Trouble is, I suspect that you could dump a pile of messages the size of Manhattan with variations of, well use your imagination and all it would prove to the good pastor is that the rot goes deeper than he believed and those who disagree belong behind that fence too.
I do know this. I'm f'ing tired. I'm done trying to quote back Bible verses. I'm done arguing that the Bible wasn't meant to be taken literally. I'm through pointing out that a hell of a lot more was left out of that collection of two thousand year old parchments than was included. This country is not a theocracy. It was never a theocracy. And it isn't going to become a theocracy. Period, end of discussion.
And the mainliners better listen up. The calls for yanking tax exemptions for churches is skyrocketing. I don't know how you're going to do it but you'd better figure out a way to police yourselves or the rest of us are going to do it for you. And I can guaranty that you will not like the results.
As to free speech arguments. I believe it was justice Holmes who wrote that NOBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO YELL FIRE IN A CROWDED THEATER. And it was justice Jackson who pointed out that the constitution is not a suicide pact. Freedom of speech is not an absolute. There can and will be consequences.