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
The Huffington Post:
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.”