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Pastor Charles Worley

The Zombies of Summer

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 08.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

As the homophobes and religious bullies lose ground in public opinion, they lash out in ever more extreme ways. But we cannot let ourselves chase the loons down every rabbit hole.

What's (Christian) Love Got To Do With It?

Walt Hawkins | Posted 08.08.2012 | Gay Voices
Walt Hawkins

It's Pride Month, and I'd like to take a few moments to reflect on the onslaught of sweet, sweet Christian love flowing in our general direction. Christian love is a very complex thing. At first You might think it's hate, but Christians are incapable of hate, so it's really love.

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.

Worley's Anti-Gay Rant and Comparisons to Hitler

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Pastor Charles Worley's ideas regarding gays and lesbians are not similar to Hitler's -- they are the same as Hitler's. The problem with constant comparisons is that when somebody actually proposes a Nazi-style final solution, we, as a society, no longer have the words to describe it.

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.

Patience Has A Curfew

Martin Maidenberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Martin Maidenberg

This past year has brought numerous opportunities where my patience has been tried, none more vigorously than the latest electoral diatribe and lack of communal anger that usually accompanies such an affront.

WATCH: Thousand Plus Protest NC Baptist Pastor Who Called For Gays To Be Put Behind Electric Fence

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2012 | Religion

By John Peragine NEWTON, N.C., May 27 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people on Sunday protested a small-town North Carolina Baptist minis...

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...

Protests Planned Against Pastor Who Called For Gays In Concentration Camps

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion

By Wade Rawlins RALEIGH, N.C., May 24 (Reuters) - A North Carolina group said it plans to hold a public protest on Sunday to denounce ...

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.

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.

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.