Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., is about to feel the wrath of the internet. The somewhat inaudible, backwoods preacher man has an idea for dealing with gays and lesbians in the wake of President Barack Obama's announcement of his support for same-sex marriage. Spoiler alert: Worley is an ass.
“I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers but it couldn't get it passed through Congress," Worley says in an epic rant suitable for "Deliverance."
"Build a great, big, large fence, hundred or hundred-fifty mile long, put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified til they can't get out. Feed em' and you know what, in a few years they'll die out. Do you know why? They can't reproduce.”
A few years ago, a good friend of mine, who also is a pastor, lamented to me that he wished the gay community would not be so “in your face” about its issues. We had a pretty loud conversation, fight and argument that ended with me stomping out of his office, slamming the door as I went.
I had ended this hot debate saying, I was actually screaming through my tears, that he, the straight guy, didn't have to spend his every waking moment justifying his very existence as an accepted child of God.
I was so angry that even this friend didn’t seem to get that the forces of the church were against us in such a way it was a fight every day to continue to see a reason to live. To be fair, he later came to my office opened the door and simply said, “I get your point” and we having been fighting this stupidity together ever since.
What shall we write about this week? It is not like there isn’t a whole mess of topics to pick from.
There's the whole Karen Handle power grab, under the guise of “family values.”
There was some idiot from the political right caught on camera saying that Rachel Maddow was the best excuse he could think for using contraception, under the guise of "family values."
There is One Million Moms.com (a project of the American Family Association) wanting Ellen DeGeneres fired from being a spokesperson for JC Penney’s, of course, under the guise of "family values."
Bishop Eddie Long, spiritual leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and its thousands of members, is in the midst of a gay-sex scandal involving two young men who have accused Long of coercion. Local and national media picked up the story late yesterday.
Today, another lawsuit was filed, details forthcoming.
Two men have filed suits Tuesday in DeKalb County alleging Pastor Eddie Long coerced them into having sex with him, according to a report by CNN.
The men state in their lawsuits that Long, pastor of the anti-gay mega-church New Birth Missionary Baptist Church located in Lithonia, used his authority as pastor and bishop to force them into sex, the CNN report states.
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