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‘Put Gays and Lesbians in Camps to Die Out’ Says North Carolina Pastor

‘Put Gays and Lesbians in Camps to Die Out’ Says North Carolina Pastor

A couple of weeks ago, I brought you Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, who told his laughing parishioners:

Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok?

Now we have another Baptist Pastor saying that gays and lesbians should be put in concentration camps and left to die. No, I am not exaggerating.

Watch:

Pastor Charles L Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden says:

“I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers,” he says in his sermon, delivered on May 13. “Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there… 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.”

The Sunday after this was recorded, he used the scriptures to justify his call for the death of homosexual and transgendered people.

Amidst the rest of the hate and violence filled diatribe he calls — to more Amens! — for a vote against President Obama.

Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate have organized a protest outside this church next Sunday, May 27.

Worley does not represent all Christian opinion in his state. For the campaign against the constitutional amendment defining marriage, a large group of Christian leaders came out against it.

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4:09AM PDT on Sep 19, 2012

Neal G, this Worley is very much like a WWII Nazi. He as much as admitted it with his own words.

This is the opposition we face in the United States of America. These are dangerous bigots that would take us back to a middle ages sense of social justice.

7:01PM PDT on Sep 18, 2012

If I were Charles Worley I would be very afraid to leave my house! Words and actions like these will surely catch up with him before he leaves this world. The same goes for the members of this "church" that agree with him. I suggest they watch their backs and sleep with one eye open. God help them. ... or in their case the Devil since He is obviously their keeper.

8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Extreme intolerance always leads to danger, be it religious or other. There are always people or groups of people believing that they and only they have Truth, Virtue and Morality on their side and others not following their beliefs are often extendable and even should be put to death.

Calling for a camp for a specific group of people to be rounded up and herded into where they can "die out" is just another example of how far intolerance can go. It becomes fanaticism and incitement to hatred.

Some people become so doctrinaire and follow a set of beliefs to the letter with no flexibility for changing times and beliefs. For example one person commented that:

"We have only three options regarding sexual activity if we are to please a Holy God:
1. Abstinence before marriage
2. Fidelity in marriage
3. Celibacy in singleness"

Aside from 2. and even then what if there is an abusive situation and one partner decides to leave, strict fundamentalism of any sort leads to intolerance/inability to change with the times. Celibacy in singleness-meaning what, if one is 60 and always single there is no sex allowed in one's life?

Times change, people change but intolerance never changes!

6:54AM PDT on May 29, 2012

Can't believe one can seriously say this... That's just terrifying. How can a human being wish anybody to be locked up in a concentration camp? How does he dare to wish anybody to die?? Those people made no harm to him. He's really a monster! He has neither heart nor soul.

2:01PM PDT on May 28, 2012

I wonder if Worley realizes that he would be feeding the gay people with his airdrops for close to 100 years at least because some of the lesbians are probably pregnant with gay children and some of the gay people he would lock up are children. Plus, would he keep locking them up as he found them??? After all, gay children are made by straight parents so there are more born every day.

1:59PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Jennifer, I am sorry you have had a bad experience with religious people. I attend church every Sunday and would have to be in the hospital to miss. All Christians are not like Mr. Worley. Most Christians are not like him because he does not act like a real Christian. He does not follow the walk of Jesus who condemned NO ONE not even the guys who crucified him. He forgave them instead. Jesus's message is Love God. Love Others. Love Yourself. Worley is just another political conservative justifying his hate by calling it religion. And if the truth is told, to be THAT hateful he almost has to be gay himself and hiding it. I would like you to visit some open and accepting churches or at least watch them on your computer. A good one is Metropolitan Community Church of Baton Rouge. MCCBR.org. It is on You Tube and the pastor is Keith Mozingo. He is from North Carolina, Goldsboro. We are not judgmental.

1:45PM PDT on May 28, 2012

This petition could possibly work. Baptist churches call and fire their own preachers. The Southern Baptist Convention does not send them one. They are not connnectional like Methodists and Episcopalians and are not controlled like the Catholics. A pastor can be ousted by a majority of the baptized members. But they have to be convinced that is the right thing to do. Then they form a pulpit committee and go out and find another preacher if they decide to get rid of him. A lot will hinge on how long Worley has been pastor and his community and congregational connections. Some Baptist preachers stay in one church their entire career. In the long run, it is strictly up to the membership to keep him or let him go. The petition could be given to the Deacon Board. If they see him as a liability rather than an asset they could make a recommendation to the congregation.

1:45PM PDT on May 28, 2012

This petition could possibly work. Baptist churches call and fire their own preachers. The Southern Baptist Convention does not send them one. They are not connnectional like Methodists and Episcopalians and are not controlled like the Catholics. A pastor can be ousted by a majority of the baptized members. But they have to be convinced that is the right thing to do. Then they form a pulpit committee and go out and find another preacher if they decide to get rid of him. A lot will hinge on how long Worley has been pastor and his community and congregational connections. Some Baptist preachers stay in one church their entire career. In the long run, it is strictly up to the membership to keep him or let him go. The petition could be given to the Deacon Board. If they see him as a liability rather than an asset they could make a recommendation to the congregation.

1:36PM PDT on May 28, 2012

Put in a little caution if you participate in sending hate mail for this one. Another church has been getting hate mail for Worley. It has a very similar name but is in Charlotte NC while Worley is in Maiden NC. The one in Charlotte is not homophobic. Not all Baptist churches are.

Special note for those who don't know Baptist churches. The choir loft behind the preacher is empty. Baptist choirs usually sit in the loft throughout the services. They are often quite large even in a fairly small church. This much empty space indicates to me that the good reverend may have an attendance problem!!!!! God does not like ugly.

7:01AM PDT on May 28, 2012

This from a man of God....What God?

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