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Pastor Sean Harris

Clergy Bully From The Pulpit

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Next time we want simply to dismiss Charles Worley, Sean Harris, Fred Phelps, and other "extremists" as "just a bunch of crazy fanatics," let us investigate the fuller picture by addressing where these attitudes and behaviors stem from.

How Pastor Charles Worley Left Me Fearing For My Safety

Evan Adams | Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Evan Adams

While the most recent call to violence from a pulpit, courtesy of pastor Charles Worley, is just another example of a fundamentalist's misinterpretation and exploitation of scripture, it is threatening and poses a legitimate risk for me and other members of the LGBT community.

WATCH: How To Deal With Homophobic Religious Extremists

Jordan Bach | Posted 07.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Jordan Bach

These pastors choose to use their pulpit to spread pain, disharmony, and hate in the world. I choose to broadcast a message of peace, forgiveness, hope, and understanding -- with the intention of validating the millions of gay people who live, love, and learn around the world.

Moms: Above All Else, Just Say No

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 07.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love

The challenge for moms and dads is complex. Will they support their LGBT children unconditionally and bring on the rejection of their churches, workplaces, and family members, or will they adopt Pastor Sean's methods and hope for a "conversion"?

Homophobia And Suppressed Desire

Rob Brooks | Posted 07.07.2012 | Science
Rob Brooks

Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, N.C. gives "dads" special dispensation to punch their gender-nonconforming kids and snap their limp wrists. The reason I bring this hateful bile to your attention is that it brings to mind a recent study.

The Bully In The Bully Pulpit

Rev. Susan Russell | Posted 07.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Susan Russell

We're not going to compromise on having bullies use the power of their pulpit to advocate child abuse because they've confused their own twisted homophobia with the "Word of God."

Church Kids To Send 'Cards Of Hope' To Pastor Who Preached Violence Against LGBT Youth

Posted 05.04.2012 | Religion

On Sunday, April 29, the Rev. Sean Harris, pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, preached a sermon that sanctioned physical...

Michelangelo Signorile

EXCLUSIVE: Pastor Who Advocated Parents 'Punch' Effeminate Kids Defends Sermon, Compares Himself To Jesus | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.10.2012 | Gay Voices

Listen to the interview here: The North Carolina pastor whose violent anti-gay rant blew up across the blogosphere, said in an interview that hi...