A North Carolina pastor wants concentration camps for gays and lesbians, while Rev. Welton Gaddy says, "That's not Christian"
On May 24, 2012 At 1:47 pm
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Pastor Charles Worley, of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina, says he knows how to get rid of LGBTs. He wants to place them in a type of concentration camp, with an electrified fence so that they cannot get out of confinement. He would place the gays in one and the lesbians in the other, then fly over and drop food into the interment camp.
Concerning homosexuality, he stated, "The Bible's agin it. God's agin it. I'm agin it and if you have a lick of sense you're agin it."
Worley continues with his rant by saying, "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." He then described his way to get rid of LGBTs by saying, "Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there" and then continued, "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."
Afterwards, he stated he would not vote for a "baby killer" and a "homosexual lover", much less even imagine kissing another man, adding that it makes him "pukin' sick to think about it".
The church removed this sermon from their website after part of it went viral.
Rev Gaddy told Cooper he sees nothing Christian about what Worley said in the pulpit, as well as nothing American about it. Gaddy then stated that Worley's sermon is contradictory to a religion based on love and acceptance, adding that it also violated everything we know and understand about the Constitution. Towards the end of the CNN video, Gaddy stated that in one full sweep, Worley manage to discredit, from his pulpit, both the Constitution of the United State and the compassion we find in the Bible. Additionally, according to Gaddy, Worley then did a dangerous thing by planting seeds of hatred in sick minds that in the right circumstances can act on them and do the kind of violence that has no place in our world.
According to Newsy, this is not the first time Worley went on a gay bashing rant from his pulpit.
In 1978, as captured in the CNN video below, Worley said, "They would of hung 'em from a white oak tree." Accordingly, it was pointed out to Worley he could loose his tax-exempt status for what he said concerning Obama and possibly be arrested. Worley does not seem to care and even said, "Praise God" concerning the possibility.
Newsy also stated that Worley's congregation support him, but others in the town are outraged by what he said and want it known they do not support what he said and want people to know they do support the LGBT community.
The Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate organization is organizing a peaceful protest against Worley's sermon, saying that "hate is not welcome in our community." Protest organizer Laura Tipton told MSNBC…
"I think the message needs to get out… it's important that people know that not all of us feel this way, that there is support for the LGBT community in this state."
Newsy also reports that HLN stated that some of Worley comments could also get him into some serious legal trouble.
"He also said he would never vote for a president that supports abortion rights or same sex marriage…Some religious leaders may push to have the church's tax exemption revoked. They say that his comments about the president violate separation of church and state."
Since the video went viral and captured national attention, the website went down.
Update: The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) alerted the IRS of Worley's statements from the pulpit concerning Obama. They contested Worley's hate speech in his sermon, which Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate pieced together in a video on YouTube.
In the FFRF letter sent on May 23 to the IRS Exempt Organizations Office in Dallas, Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel said that the pastor's "bigoted, genocidal scheme" is extremely disturbing, and other parts of the sermon appear to violate the IRS regulations that give the church its tax-exempt status.
Also in the letter, Seidel stated that Worley's bigoted genocidal scheme is disturbing to the extreme, as well as violates the church's tax-exempt status. Accordingly, Worley also admitted he was using the pulpit to make partisan political statements, but was more concerned about asking people to imagine kissing another man from the pulpit.
Seidel added, "The conclusion is unavoidable: Pastor Worley knowing and intentionally spoke from his church's pulpit when he said that the Bible, God, he and anyone with sense is against gay marriage and should therefore refuse to vote for President Obama.
"FFRF respectfully requests that the IRS commence an immediate investigation to determine whether the Providence Road Baptist Church violated IRS regulations prohibiting them from endorsing or opposing political candidates. The IRS should take appropriate action to remedy any violations that occurred."