Over the past week or so, I have seen numerous postings on Facebook and a number of stories on CNN about a North Carolina pastor who somehow seems to have forgotten about the biblical injunction to love your neighbor:
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,” Pastor Charles L. Worley can be seen telling his Providence Road Baptist Church congregation in the video, which had more than 250,000 YouTube views by Tuesday.
“Build a great big, large fence – 50 or a 100 miles long – and put all the lesbians in there,” Worley went on to say in his May 13 sermon at his Maiden, North Carolina, church. “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.”
Does this guy really believe that only homosexuals can produce homosexual children? (That would be news to my heterosexual Mom and Dad.) Even those trusting in the efficacy of “reparative therapy” don’t favor herding gay people into concentration camps.
It is sick that members of Worley’s flock would stand by their pastor, preferring his word to the biblical command to love your neighbor. His congregation though is only one of many. But, he’s not the only pastor preaching hate. It would be nice to see CNN expose those on the Christian left who seem incapable of accepting that some of their neighbors merit affection.
FROM THE COMMENTS: Lori builds on my point:
The anti gay preacher is a loon and so is Wright. The media are all over this very inconsequential preacher (that conservatives sure think is flakey and hateful), but they were mum about Wright, who preached hating whites and hating America. It’s not just anti gay hate that needs to stop, it all needs to stop.