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Charles L Worley

The Parenting Trap

George Heymont | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If there is one area of grave concern for any parent, it is the thought that their child is vulnerable to attack. But what happens when the child of your dreams -- the apple of your eye -- starts acting like a belligerent little bastard?

Tracking The Pastors (Four And Counting) Calling For The Death Of LGBT People

Courtney O'Donnell | Posted 08.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Courtney O'Donnell

I've been tracking these recent calls by pastors for the death of LGBT people on my blog, and a few readers are seemingly excusing these pastors' behavior by stating, among other things, that they were "just quoting Scripture" or "thinking out loud." I disagree.

Anderson Cooper Talks To Anti-Gay Pastor's Follower: 'It's About The Homosexuals And It's Wrong'

Posted 05.25.2012 | Gay Voices

A member of North Carolina's Providence Road Baptist Church defended Pastor Charles L. Worley to Anderson Cooper last night, saying she agreed with he...

How To Tell Love From Hate: The Bible Vs. Pastor Charles Worley

Jay Michaelson | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Jay Michaelson

Pastor Worley, I'm afraid your "love" for me does not pass the test of Scripture, nor does your understanding of sodomy, or of salvation. I guess it's not surprising that you've read your Bible so carelessly. If you'd been more attentive, I doubt you'd propose locking up my community.

Whiplash And Backlash

Wayne Besen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Wayne Besen

There has been much talk about a potential backlash against President Barack Obama for his endorsement of gay marriage. But we also can't discount the possibility of what I call "whiplash" -- which is the president's support causing many people to fundamentally rethink this issue.

Biblical Homophobia And Christian Pastors

Christopher Lane | Posted 07.23.2012 | Religion
Christopher Lane

To see a Republican lawmaker and a prominent Christian pastor try to outdo each other in their bigotry and murderous hate puts in unpleasant but clear relief the moral health of the organizations they represent.

Anti-Gay Pastor's Sermon Defended By His Followers: 'You've Got To Be Scared Straight'

Posted 05.23.2012 | Gay Voices

Parishioners at North Carolina's Providence Road Baptist Church have come to the defense of Pastor Charles L. Worley, days after video footage of him ...

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.

Homophobic North Carolina Pastor: 'Forty Years Ago [Gays] Would've Hung...From A White Oak Tree'

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

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 ...

Pastor Who Called For Gays And Lesbians To Be Put In Electrified Pen And Killed Off Faces Backlash

Posted 05.22.2012 | Gay Voices

The North Carolina pastor who called for gays and lesbians to be put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed off is facing a backlash. After v...