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Sat May 26, 2012, 04:48 PM

FAITHFUL VOICES OPPOSE AND DISCREDIT NORTH CAROLINA 'ELECTRIC FENCE' PASTOR'S HARMFUL WORDS

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http://www.glaad.org/blog/faithful-voices-oppose-and-discredit-north-carolina-electric-fence-pastors-harmful-words


Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 2:34pm by Ross Murray, Director of Religion, Faith and Values at GLAAD



Earlier this week, a video featuring Providence Road Baptist Church Pastor Charles Worley went viral much to the chagrin of LGBT and affirming faith leaders.

Pastor Worley, in his Mother’s Day sermon, advocated for the imprisonment of all LGBT people behind an electric fence, telling parishioners:

"I figured a way out, a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers, but I couldn't get it past the Congress. Build a great big, large fence – 50 or a 100 miles long – and put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals, and have that fence electrified so they can't get out. Feed them. And you know in a few years, they'll die out. You know why? They can't reproduce."

Rev. Worley has no visible support from those outside of his congregation. His sermon elicited strong words of condemnation from neighboring pastors. “I am angry and sick at heart over Pastor Worley's comments,” the Reverend Dennis Teall-Fleming, of Open Hearts Gathering in Gastonia, NC told CNN’s Belief Blog. “Nothing he says has anything to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Preaching and living the Gospel means loving all people, even those you might be opposed to or disagree with. Pastor Worley fails to preach or live anything close to the Gospel in this video.”

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 04:50 PM

1. Some of them might agree with him, but they're smart enough to realize

that new gays and lesbians will never "die out" -- not as long as there are heterosexuals to produce them.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 04:54 PM

2. we have some crazy scary characters here in NC....

(love your sig line!)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Sat May 26, 2012, 05:01 PM

3. I know!

It's such a beautiful place and has such great and liberal areas, but.....

wow!

That's my old sig line. I just put it back up.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sat May 26, 2012, 07:28 PM

4. Wow! Hoisted on their own petard.

(Almost didn't click through because of the yelling OP title. Then, I noticed it was yours.)

I am getting the feeling that Amendment One might not pass a second try in NC. Alas, I think it's going to take a federal court to resolve this.

As in our previous discussions, things are fraying for those who would divide this country along religious lines. This is yet another example, and yet another opportunity for moderate theists to step up. It appears that they are doing just that.

Hooray!!

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Response to longship (Reply #4)

Sat May 26, 2012, 07:31 PM

5. I hope you are right about there being a backlash.

I think a lot of North Carolinians, including believers, are shamed and outraged by the Amendment One vote.

Sorry about the yelling title. It was a copy and paste from the site.

I will join you in applause.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

6. There is good news and bad news. Out of America's 300 million people, some hundreds

chose to actively demonstate against Pastor Worley. That's the good news.

The bad news is that some angry person tried to burn down his church last night.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #6)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:17 PM

7. I did not know that and find it most unfortunate.

While I don't think we ought to turn the other cheek in this case, stooping to his level doesn't work for me either.

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Response to cbayer (Reply #7)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:21 PM

9. I'll watch for any more details on the arson. Doesn't seem to have been too big a deal.

Stupid idea. Fuel for the theory that Worley is being 'persecuted.'

Meh.

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Response to dimbear (Reply #6)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:18 PM

8. I would like the good news if it were 3 million or more

 

showing up in his town.

I don't favor burning down his church, (of course), but I do favor his congregation asking him to leave their church, because they all learned the lessons of the Bible, something, oh, I don't know, something about acceptance and love of fellow human beings.... isn't that in the Bible?

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Response to edcantor (Reply #8)

Sun May 27, 2012, 07:34 PM

10. I wish there were as well.

There reportedly have been protests both in his town and in other parts of the country today.

As far as his congregation throwing him out, that is not likely. They all seem to be cut of the same cloth.

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Response to cbayer (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 05:34 AM

11. It's a sad state of affairs when the wingers start publicly airing their sick sexual fantasies.

 

Back into the closet, Chuck. We're not asking, we're telling.

If you want to do a fly-over like Tinkerbell, drop that food on some poor kids... but gently. You've made comparisons to the Taliban too easy. Civilian casualties aren't called for.

Your obsession with "Teh Gay" is noted.

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