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North Carolina Pastor Advocates Putting Gays and Lesbians in Electrified Pen

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Posted on May 22, 2012

In a disturbing rant posted to YouTube, a North Carolina pastor is seen calling for gays and lesbians to be killed by fencing them off in an electrified pen. The pastor, identified as Charles L. Worley, is reported to have made the homophobic remarks May 13 after President Obama came out in support of legalizing same-sex marriage.

“Build a great, big, large fence—150 or 100 mile long—put all the lesbians in there,” Worley said. “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!”

When asked whom he would vote for in November, Worley made it clear he was not going to support Obama, responding, “I’m not going to vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover!”

Since the YouTube video of his remarks went viral, there has been a mounting backlash against the pastor. A group is planning to protest at Worley’s church on May 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Details of the protest, which is being organized by the Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate, can be found here. Watch Worley’s remarks below. —TEB

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After video footage of Pastor Charles L. Worley’s homophobic May 13 sermon went viral, the official website for Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C. had been yanked from the web. As The New Civil Rights Movement reports, site reader Rob Roberts was just one of several people to contact StoneWall Consulting Partners, the company who created the site for Worley, after the pastor’s speech hit the blogosphere.

“I asked them if they support genocide against gays and then told them I was ashamed of them,” Roberts is quoted by the site as saying.

The New Civil Rights Movement’s David Badash also noted, “Like all churches, Pastor Worley’s Providence Road Baptist Church doesn’t pay taxes. And by advocating for a specific political candidate he could (and should) lose his tax-exempt status.”

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By Paula, May 23, 2012 at 2:15 pm Link to this comment
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Make this guy pay some friggin’ taxes on all that money he’s raking in on his
rhetoric. Seriously… I’m sick to death of these fundamentalist organizations
spewing verbiage that could well be considered incitement to riot, and they’re
rewarded with across-the-board tax forgiveness. It’s completely disgusting.

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By bob zimway, May 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm Link to this comment
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He wishes to have gays under his control in more ways than one. Angry at his own curiosity, maybe even toward confused longings that could ruin his male identity around Maiden town.

Perhaps he is a “maiden.” Perhaps he should drive on down to Charlotte and get it over with.

Alternatively, he could rent American Beauty, which shows what happens to one hard head in denial.

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By chrisml, May 23, 2012 at 9:34 am Link to this comment
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This “person” is right up there with SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler…who also wanted to put lesbians and gay men behind barbed,what does that make Charles L Worley ????
For more information about fascists like this guy
See the book “Nazi Hydra In America”

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By Jim Yell, May 23, 2012 at 5:45 am Link to this comment
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It is passing odd that the Rev. has so little knowledge about homosexuality. Gays don’t arrive here aboard space ships, they are born here and in most cases to hetrosexual relationships and in fact if they do have children those children are not necesarily going to be gay themselves.

The question for the Rev. is where do people hurt him just being themselves. Does he even give any thought to how his attitude hurts his own gay children, siblings, and other gay family members? If they follow his advice they will be incredibly unhappy people trying to be hetrosexual and knowing they are not.

I think Creep is not too strong a word for this Rev.

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By oddsox, May 23, 2012 at 5:14 am Link to this comment

I’d heard about this, but didn’t believe until I saw it for myself.

What a sad, cruel, hateful man.
(and, Nicholas, you may be on to something, but I’m not following you down that deep, dark rabbit hole; save yourself—turn back!)

Important to remember that most church-going folk don’t think like this.

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By buzus, May 22, 2012 at 10:56 pm Link to this comment

For some reason this guy thinks that gay man and women make gay babies?

apart from that, it’s astonishing how low and even lower human thinking goes
nowadays. maybe these Jesus freaks are doing their best to prove Darwin wrong:
Apes never actually evolved, they just shaved and now wear suits and ties.

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By gerard, May 22, 2012 at 3:33 pm Link to this comment

Dear Truthdig:  I am a fringe writer, member of a small but vocal group of fringe writers and activists, and I ... Holy Jehosophat! Insanity must be contageous! First it’s Arizona, now North Carolina!  Help!  I might be next!

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By Nicholas, May 22, 2012 at 2:54 pm Link to this comment
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LOL! This guy is awesome! I love how right at the end
of the clip he says “Can you imagine kissing some
man?” and then he trails off, obviously in deep
thought, imagining kissing some man. #repressed

Also, it’s so refreshing to know that this guy speaks
for god! It makes me wonder, though, whether this guy
has any disagreements with god. If not, how can we
tell whether or not it’s just some jerk spouting off
and incorrectly attributing his own beliefs to god?
#narcissist #magicisnotreal

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By realveive, May 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm Link to this comment

Stupid is and stupid says the kind of stupidity that Rev. Worley has obviously mastered.  Here’s hoping this poor excuse for a human being soon goes off to his eternal “reward”, ie, an etenity in Hell.  Wiggle well, Worley.

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