Footage of a homophobic sermon given by the North Carolina pastor who called for gays and lesbians to put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed off has been making the blogosphere rounds this week.
Since that footage was found, Good as You blogger Jeremy Hooper has unearthed the following audio, in which a man identified as the same Pastor Charles L. Worley of North Carolina's Providence Road Baptist Church again condemns the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. According to Hooper, the audio dates back to 1978, the very same year that Worley began preaching at Providence Road Baptist Church.
Calling himself "God's preacher...I just believe the book," Worley proclaims, "We're living in a day when...it saddens my heart to think homosexuals can go around, bless God, and get the applause of a lot of people. Lesbians and all the rest of it!"
Listen to audio of Worley's 1978 sermon, then scroll down to keep reading:
The most horrifying moment comes at the end of the clip, when Worley declares, "Forty years ago [LGBT people] would've hung, bless God, from a white oak tree!"
Footage of Worley's anti-gay sermon, reportedly delivered on May 13, has gone viral in the blogosphere since hitting YouTube earlier this week. Not only does Worley blast the LGBT community in the video, but he also gets in what can be interpreted as a dig at President Obama's endorsement of same-sex marriage: "I'm not going to vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover!"
HuffPost Gay Voices reader Kaeylyn Hunt notes that a group will be protesting the Providence Road Baptist Church on Sunday, May 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Regardless if you are gay or straight, Christian or not... this rhetoric is dangerous and harmful," members of "Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate" group, who note that the rally will be peaceful, wrote on Facebook. "Taking a peaceful stand for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is paramount."
View Worley's original video, as well as other anti-gay remarks made by right-wing pundits, below:
Bryan Fischer: Gay Adoption Is 'A Form Of Child Abuse'
The American Family Association evangelist sounded off on a controversial study about gay parenting, which claimed to find disadvantages for children raised by same-sex parents. Fischer spoke about the study on his "Focal Point" talk show, labeling adoption by same-sex couples as "a form of child abuse." Of course, Fischer didn't stop there, making a point to condemn gay sex, too. "The sex that's involved in homosexual behavior -- it's unnatural, it is immoral and it is unhealthy," he proclaimed.
Bryan Fischer Compares Gays To Cannibals
"It is altogether right for a rational culture to discriminate against homosexual behavior," Fischer said. "I am saying, yes, that's exactly what DOMA does and it should...because [homosexuality] is not a benign alternative to heterosexuality...we ought to discriminate." Right Wing Watch also noted that Fischer's declarations echoed those made in a blog piece he wrote last week, in which he compared LGBT people to the disturbing spate of cannibalism cases currently making headlines.
Pastor Worley: Gays And Lesbians Should Be Put In An Electrified Pen And Ultimately Killed Off
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. "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!"
Pastor Suggests Gays Should Be Prosecuted Like They Were Historically
Ron Baity, founding pastor of Winston-Salem's Berean Baptist Church and head of the anti-marriage equality organization Return America, referred to homosexuality as "a perverted lifestyle" in a Sunday sermon before telling his congregation that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should be prosecuted, Good as You is reporting. "For 300 years, we had laws that would prosecute that lifestyle," he is quoted as saying. "We've gone down the wrong path. We've become so dumb that we have accepted a lie for the truth, and we've...discarded the truth on the shoals of shipwreck!"
Pastor Sean Harris: Parents Should 'Punch' Their Effeminate Children
"So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, 'Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,' you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed."
Pastor Slams Gay Marriage, Suggests Unions Between 'Person And A Beast' Could Be Next
Tim Rabon, pastor at Raleigh's Beacon Baptist Church, condemned states such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maryland which have already "re-defined" marriage to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) couples. As heard in this recording, Rabon asked his congregation, "What is stopping them from refining marriage from a person and a beast? We're not far from that."
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