Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC (from PRBC Web site)The Religious Right’s war on gays is definitely heating up, mainly due to president Barack Obama openly stating that he thinks gay marriage should be permitted in all 50 states. Of course, their outrage over the fact that gays exist, is nothing new. They’ve been lying about gays for years and have consistently campaigned to make them second-class citizens (or worse … if you assume they want to make women second-class citizens, then they must want gays to be “third-class” citizens).

At any rate, Obama’s announcement has unleashed their fury and they’ve doubled down on their sanctimonious rage against gays. For example, as Huff reports (based on Youtube video evidence), a pastor in North Carolina wants all gays in the U.S. killed off (WebCite cached article):

The barrage of anti-gay sermons delivered by North Carolina-based pastors to hit the blogosphere continues with yet another disturbing rant caught on tape.

The pastor, identified on YouTube as Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., condemns President Obama’s much-publicized endorsement of same-sex marriage while calling for gays and lesbians to be put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed off.

“Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there,” Worley suggests in the clip, reportedly filmed on May 13.

The pastor’s remarks can be seen right here:

According to the good pastor, because gays “can’t” reproduce, once they’ve all been starved to death inside his massive pen, “gayness” itself will die out with them. Supposedly. I’m not sure that would actually work … but then, I’m just a vicious, Jesus-hating, cynical, godless agnostic heathen, so what could I possibly know about something this important?

I really hate to point this out — especially since I’ve complained about both the Right and the Left having made use of the distasteful propaganda device known as reductio ad Hitlerum — but what Pastor Worley advocates is shockingly similar to the Third Reich’s program of concentration camps. In fact, it’s just too damned similar for me not to take note of the similarity … even if that seems to contradict my own principles and runs me aground on Godwin’s Law.

Yes, folks … once again, we see “the Religion of Love” at work, showing its true colors to one and all. Isn’t it wonderful? I’m sure Jesus is proud of Pastor Worley.

P.S. I don’t normally use ideologically-driven sites like Huff as sources; but in this case a primary source (i.e. the Youtube video) was included with the story.

Hat tip: Mark at Skeptics & Heretics Forum on Delphi Forums.

Photo credit: Providence Road Baptist Church Web site.

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5 Responses to “Pastor Wants Gays Penned In And Killed Off”
  1. RobWilco says:

    Soooo … gays can't reproduce. Right, so that must mean they can only be conceived by … straight people LIKE HIM! (Wow, this guy's logic is scary awesome. I mean the other way 'round.)

    • PsiCop says:

      RobWilko, now you understand my puzzlement! If gays all have straight parents, then allowing them all to starve to death will only result in … well! … some gays being born to all the "straight" people who were left! The pastor's belief that "gayness" is directly inherited and travels generations via lockstep genetics, would be laughable, if not for the fact that the guy is such a hateful & vicious prick. I wonder if the pastor might not be alluding to a kind of Lysenkoism … the idea that traits acquired by an organism after birth could still be passed on to the next generation. But even then, it still won't fly, because some of the "straight" survivors of the pastor's starvation massacre could later decide to "behave" gay, then give birth to gay children, and the "gayness" the pastor had wanted to wipe out, would end up back in the human gene pool.The more I think about it the more ludicrous it all sounds. Suffice it to say the guy has proposed an overtly Nazi tactic be used on his perceived "enemies." Trying to make sense of it is probably a fool's errand.I'm still waiting for all the "good" and "moderate" Christians — the ones who proclaim not to hate gays and who say they disagree with him — to get off their asses and correct him. But they aren't doing it. They aren't saying anything at all, in fact … at least, not that I've heard. Their silence is deafening. And the pastor, I'm sure, is listening to their non-response — and interpreting it as approval.

  2. Guest says:

    First of all, one man's hate driven rant DOES NOT and quite frankly CAN NOT fully represent the so-called "Religion of Love"… and you already know that, but it's more provacative & expediant for you to lump everyone of faith into the same lot. That's a shame!

    Oh and your statement "… at least, not that I've heard." says it all. Personally, I've seen and heard lot's of comments from the faith community condemning this man for these idiotic statements… I've done so myself. So my question is: Are you engaged enough in the faith community (and I mean on a real level) to even know what is being said and to gage what a large portion of them are thinking? If you're like most of the atheist/agnostic/gays that I've been conversing with lately… the answer is a definate no. And if I'm right (not saying that I am), then that level of "hate them from a distance" ideology is no better than this preachers.

    Peace and Blessings.

    • PsiCop says:

      Actually, EVERY Christian is a representative of Christianity as a religion. Pastor Worley's words tell me as much about the faith as the words of any other Christian. And he is just as much a Christian as any other Christian who has ever lived.

      As for what I do and don't know what's being said about Pastor Worley … I have NOT yet heard that he has been fired as pastor of his church, and I also have NOT yet heard that whatever organization ordained him as a minister, has retracted his ordination. When one or both of those things has happened, and I have seen it reported, THEN I will know that concrete measures have been taken.

      The lesson I get from this, is that even if its adherents think Christianity is "the Religion of Love," and it has a divine origin, it clearly is not powerful enough to drive the hatred and bigotry from those who follow it. This tells me something about it. In fact, it tells me a lot about it. And it's not a pretty picture.

      I will lay this out plainly and simply: If you are a Christian, then Christianity belongs to you. If it has meaning to you … whatever that meaning might be, as you see it … then it's up to YOU, and you ALONE, to ensure that its other adherents represent it properly. If they don't, then it's YOUR job to rein them in, draw them up short, reprimand them, show up at their homes and order them to take back what they did, and to make sure the rest of the world KNOWS you have done so. It's not up to ME to just blithely assume you've taken him to task and halted him in his tracks; it's not up to ME just to assume Worley's words and actions have no bearing on Christianity as a faith. It's up to OTHER CHRISTIANS to take care of the matter, in an unmistakable way.

      I'ave said it before and will say it again: If your own religion means so little to you that you will not get out in front of guys like Worley and coerce them to change their ways, then you can't rationally expect me to respect it … or to respect its adherents.

      Go put Worley in his place, then provide me with verifiable evidence that you've done so. Until then I cannot and will not just assume you have. Christianity is YOUR religion, not mine; police it, or not. The choice is yours.

      P.S. I should like to add, Worley's own congregants are backing him 100%. If you're claiming that Worley is "the lunatic fringe," then youd be demonstrably wrong about that. There ARE other Christians … LOTS of them … who AGREE with him and who back him 100%. What, exactly, do you plan to do about them? How do you intend to force them to change their minds … assuming you could?