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May 22nd, 2012
11:23 AM ET

Video of North Carolina pastor's plan to 'get rid of' gays goes viral

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - Video of a North Carolina pastor preaching that gays and lesbians should be rounded up inside an electric fence is going viral on the Internet, two weeks after North Carolina passed a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and President Barack Obama voiced personal support for legalizing such marriages.

"I figured a way out, a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers, but I couldn't get it past the Congress," Pastor Charles L. Worley can be seen telling his Providence Road Baptist Church congregation in the video, which had more than 250,000 YouTube views by Tuesday.

"Build a great big, large fence - 50 or a 100 miles long - and put all the lesbians in there,” Worley went on to say in his May 13 sermon at his Maiden, North Carolina, church. “Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals, and have that fence electrified so they can't get out. Feed them. And you know in a few years, they'll die out. You know why? They can't reproduce."

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The video had initially been posted on Providence Road’s website but was recently taken down, according to CNN affiliate WBTV-TV in Charlotte.

The phone line at Worley’s church was busy on Monday night and on Tuesday, as was Worley’s home number on Tuesday.

The church’s website was down Tuesday morning, but it had described the house of worship as fundamentalist, meaning it represents a Baptist tradition that's more conservative than the Southern Baptists.

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Worley’s sermon was posted on YouTube by a group called Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate, which is organizing a protest at the Providence Road Baptist Church on Sunday.

Addressing his congregation last Sunday, Worley referred to his earlier controversial sermon.

"I talked a little bit, I believe it was last Sunday, on the homosexual lifestyle, and there was a whole lot of people who didn't like what I said," Worley told his congregation Sunday, according to WBTV. "I want to read it out of the Bible, and then we'll go from there."

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“Listen, all of the Sodomites, the lesbians, and all of the ... what's that word? Gays - I didn't wanna say 'queers' - that say we don't love you, I love you more than you love yourself,” Worley said, according to WBTV. “I'm praying for you to be saved."

Worley’s initial sermon was partly framed as a response to Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, which he made in a TV interview a day after North Carolina voters passed a state constitutional amendment banning legal recognition of such marriages and other types of gay unions.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, or GLAAD, was working Tuesday to gather criticism of Worley’s comments from other North Carolina pastors.

“I am angry and sick at heart over Pastor Worley's comments,” said the Rev. Dennis Teall-Fleming, pastor at Open Hearts Gathering in Gastonia, North Carolina, in a statement distributed by GLAAD.

“Nothing he says has anything to do with the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” said Teall-Fleming, who leads a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregation. “I call on all Christian and Baptist organizations that have any connection with him to condemn his comments as strongly as I do, including Providence Road Baptist Church of Maiden.”

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Christianity • Homosexuality • North Carolina

soundoff (5,806 Responses)
  1. Pan3

    We won't die off, straight parents will still produce gay children.
    Do I have to pay taxes when I'm in this fence?
    I'm sure people would be braking in instead of breaking out...

    May 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Ralph

      If we build a fence for the uneducated, he will be the first to enter.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
    • Mass Debater

      Where else would all the Christian housewives get their hair done and gossip with Phillipe?...

      May 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm |
  2. Rahm

    He reminds me of that North Carolina teacher that lost it because some student didn't agree with her on Obama...

    May 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Enough

      No one's biting so just stop.

      May 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
  3. Linda

    I live in this town, Maiden, a rural town of about 3,000. One of my family members is gay. Living here, I fear for his safety. I think we are seeing another local Hitler in the making. Pastor Worley, you are an evil and dangerous man and you don't belong teaching the Bible. You sound more like the KKK than a man of God. SHAME ON YOU. And shame on all of you who sat there saying AMEN to such hateful talk. I think it's time to move.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • Douglas

      The proper response to preachers (no matter what kind of snake oil they are selling for a buck) has always been AMEN. The response is coded in their DNA.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • Scott

      I can't wait until someone brings a hidden recorder into this house of evil and pans on the audience, shows who listens to this venom and posts it.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • terry

      Scott has a VERY good idea there !!!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • transformed 4eva

      Quick! Take a passport and fly to Uruguay! Meet my cousin Juan, he'll give you a job in his restaurant. You'll be fine!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  4. monster

    i am a christian and i despise such hateful sermons

    May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Mass Debater

      i am not a christian and i despise such hateful sermons

      May 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  5. #

    Kalessin

    "1. You honestly believe, despite everything we have been taught....that the World began about 6,000 years ago with one man, one woman and a magic talking snake."

    ~No. You got that wrong.

    "2. You think that,...the Second Coming is imminent.

    ~No...you got that incorrect as well.

    "3. You accept the “leap of faith” as a valid basis for believing in god in the absence of evidence,"

    ~No..in that you mean scientific evidence but ignoring personal experience. Oddly enough the whole "leap of faith" aspect happens in much of our human existence but I have my doubts you would condemn the use of it always.

    "4. You consider simple thoughts like lust and mast.urbation a sin, but have no issue with the disgusting, degenerate way your Bible treats women and $ex and, even today, admire people like Michele Bachmann who consider women second class citizens to men."

    ~Lol....no. I do not care for Bachmann and I know a lot of Christians that do not. As for your opinion on the $ex and how women are treated...that is a pretty va_gue and unrefined comment. Sorry but it is.

    "5. You likely deny global warming for no other reason than it makes you uncomfortable and hold science..."

    ~At least you used "likely" with this instead of foolishly implying an absolute. I've known many Christians that really respects and trust science. Heck, much of our knowledge and science came from those within the church throughout time.

    "6. You will regularly be ripped off and cheated by charismatic “preachers” who are obviously crooks to everybody but you."

    ~Lol...another false absolute.

    "7. You spout off about the importance of charity and generosity as Biblical principles, but likely support movements like the tea party that promote the evisceration of social policies."

    ~Just a personal political rant that has no basis in reality. There are Christians that give to charity and are very generous that don't have anything to do with the Tea Party. It may seem odd but not all Christians are regulated to the United States and therefor would have absolutely nothing to do with a minor political ent_ity as the Tea Party.

    "8. You fail to see that, given your personality, the only reason you are not a fundamentalist Jew, Hindu or Muslim is an accident of where you were born. Had you been born in Iran, you would be one of those bearded half-wits that burns American flags."

    ~Total guesswork without true evidence. Ignores the fact that people from different backgrounds and cultures can change their religious preferences. If this was untrue, then how could any new religion recruit new followers to begin with? Wouldn't they be stuck and trapped in the mindset of their parents?

    "9. You will defend the Bible, an Iron Age collection of Middle Eastern mythology, despite it being indisputably wrong and literally infested with outdated morality, contradictions and barbaric cruelty."

    ~Defend it how? Pretty va_gue. At least you got the time frame down this time with the Iron Age, though I still do not see how being in the 21st century makes a peron's moral outlooks superior to one from the Iron Age.

    "10. You believe that anybody who does not accept your silly faith will burn in hell."

    ~No...I believe that God will decide no matter what I believe.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  6. Rahm

    He reminds me of that North Carolina teacher that lost it because some student didn't agree with her on Obama.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
  7. DPGW

    COME ON, CHRISTIANS! DEFEND YOUR FAITH! This guy is a spokesman for YOU! What, no comments? I know, I know, he doesn't reflect MY christian beliefs...because I'm a christian...but so is he and, oh cr@p.....

    May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • Rahm

      He reminds me of that North Carolina teacher that lost it because some student didn't agree with her on Obama..

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Kalessin

      @DPGW- Exactly how does it defend the faith by defending this guy?

      You are not a Christian (I guess) and are a jerk. Does that mean every non-Christian is a jerk? Of course not. So just because this guy is a Christian and saying something silly doesn't mean that all Christians have to agree.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • DPGW

      @Kalessin But see, here's my problem. This guy IS a leader of your church and belief system. If you do't believe in him, then who do you believe in?

      May 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Kalessin

      @DPGW- "But see, here's my problem. This guy IS a leader of your church and belief system. If you do't believe in him, then who do you believe in?"

      I believe in God. I do the work...the reading, the study. I search out MY faith and do not require this guy or any pastor, preacher or priest to tell me how I should believe.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  8. karen

    Sigh, I'm a North Carolinian and stereotypes being what they are, I understand some of the commentary. Aside from popular belief, we are not all uneducated bigots. This man is spewing hatred. It doesn't matter if you're on the left or the right; hate is hate, period.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • terry

      AMEN !!!!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  9. Tom

    Do Christians have lower IQs? Discuss.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • Rahm

      Well, Obama says he's a Christian...

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • LivinginVA

      How about do fundamental extremists, regardless of religion, have lower IQs? That I'd agree with.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
    • Ross

      Anyone that literally believes in "god" or takes religion seriously is suspect in my book...

      May 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • pdough

      Do you have any moral values rooted in religous faith rather than blind socialist secular humanism? No need to discuss, you obviously don't.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
    • thegayblade

      Yes. End of discussion

      May 22, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
    • transformed 4eva

      No. This guy has no IQ though. He isn't speaking for Jesus, he's speaking for himself. Must give the people who attend that church a headache!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  10. Icurheinie

    Republican bashers! This dude does not represent us so don't go stereotyping. Thank you. This has been a public service announcement.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • terry

      I don't know about that. He seems to be talking the Repub talk pretty well, I would say. Hateful, bigot stuff.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  11. clinky

    By the way, where would all that electrical power for the fence come from? Jesus' farting or something?

    May 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  12. jsteward

    sounds like another hitler wannabe

    May 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  13. gordyb

    Vinney, its in the genes....do you even know any gay people?

    May 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  14. Rahm

    He reminds me of that North Carolina teacher that was mad some student didn't agree with her on Obama

    May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • C'mon Bro

      Seriously say that one more time. SHUT UP

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  15. John Smith

    Based on my experience, I simply don't remember meeting someone that deemed themselves to be a good religious person; that didn't also use that religion to discriminate and poor verbal hate on others.

    If you have no empathy, forgiveness or love for your fellow citizens then you have no religion.

    If your experience differs from mine and you know many people that are both religious and truly behave like Jesus would, then God Bless you. You are the lucky.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • ironfray

      Amen to that.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • LivinginVA

      I do know many GOOD Christians – they believe that taking care of those less fortunate, loving others and serving as examples of love and acceptance is their job as Christians. However, because of these beliefs, they are not the ones screaming "look at me, I'm Christian".

      May 22, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
    • Jay

      John Smith:

      If that is the case, then I would suggest you are sheltered as this preacher.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  16. BIBLES AND QURANS ARE ALL GARBAGE

    RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID 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RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS RELIGION IS SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF THOUGHT WHICH LEADS TO IGNORANCE WHICH LEADS TO HATRED AND PREJUDICE WHICH LEADS TO PEOPLE DOING STUPID IDIOTIC UTTERANCES AND UNDERTAKINGS OF UNSPEAKABLE UGLINESS WHICH LEADS STRAIGHT TO THE REPUGLICAN PARTY AND THOSE WHO WANT TO CONTROL OTHERS

    May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • Doobie Doobie Doo

      H0m0.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • transformed 4eva

      Woah... all I saw was BLAH BLAH FREEDOM BLAH BLAH REPUBLICAN.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  17. terry

    You can bet your last dollar that this nut will be peaching this next Sunday that the devil is attacking his "church" and he is "againit" and needs everyone in the "church" to donate more money to fight the devil.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  18. Jon

    Why do people care so much what this guy says? Every single person critisizing him on this board at one time has said something they should not have said and may regret, he just happened to be filmed. Also, I find it funny that so many people hate someone because of what they perceive to be hate.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • John Smith

      The difference is that he meant what he said. It wasn't just saying something stupid that he regrets. He meant it!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:00 pm |
    • gordyb

      he wants to kill people...are you kidding????

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Mario

      Perceived hate? How is it only perceived hate and not actual hate? How about we let free people actually be free to do what they please. Whether it is being gay, or being baptist, or any other possible way we can segregate people. Let's stop categorizing people, because that's the only thing that continues to cause problems. We are all humans, let's just leave it at that.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Mass Debater

      "Every single person critisizing him on this board at one time has said something they should not have said and may regret, he just happened to be filmed"

      And just how many of us who have said things we regret do it on a platform in front of a crowd of people who we were attempting to influence?

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • Sheepleherder

      The BIG difference is that the rest of us don't exhort our "followers" to hatred in the name of our God. This man holds a position of "authority" over the people in his congregation. It's one thing for the rest of us to rant, it's quite another for a man, claiming authority from God, to spout his hatred from the pulpit.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Scott

      Hahahaha 'perceived of'? What did you not read, the part about gathering them up and putting them behind electrified fences til they died? Was Hitler and his Nazi regime 'misunderstood'? Because that is what this guy is, Hitler.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • tnbaer

      No one will like your comment because it condemns them as well. This is entirely in line with the teaching of Christ. This preacher is way out of line. And you know what? We all are. Every. Single. One. Of. Us. No one is without sin (1 John). If we break one law we break them all (James). Man cannot save himself, only God can (Mark 10:27).

      What this guy said was hateful, ignorant, AND awful. His theology is wacky. But no one is without sin. I'm not defending him, but we need to recognize our own sin (Luke 6:42).

      May 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Hogarth

      So....you're defending this?

      May 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
    • Anne

      It matters because of the venue where he is speaking. It is in a church- the place people are supposed to share God's love, learn about how to care for others, and develop the Christian belief......Which is NOT what he is saying. It is shameful, not how God or Christ feels, and embarrasses me as one who grew up in NC and loves my home state. I do believe he speaks only for himself and it is where and to whom that makes this so bad.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  19. Anne Miller

    Worley has no power on his own...he only has the power he has been given by his "followers." As venemous as he is, he isn't likely to ever change...the focus should be on his followers. How can they sit there while he's spewing his hatred and ignorance? Is there no limit to their willingness to support him? I'd like to attend one of his sermons just so that I could walk out...maybe others would wake up and follow.

    May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • terry

      I wonder of the members of the "church" are the members of his family. I say the people in that area should all join the "church" AND BECOME THE MAJORITY AND VOTE THE NUT OUT

      May 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
    • liza

      threats hiding behind religion. hate in the name of love. remarkable.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  20. DPGW

    COME ON, CHRISTIANS! DEFEND YOUR FAITH! This guy is a spokesman for YOU! What, no comments??? I know, I know, he doesn't reflect MY christian beliefs...because I'm a christian...but so is he and, oh cr@p.....

    May 22, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • Rahm

      He reminds me of that North Carolina teacher that lost it because some student didn't agree with her on Obama

      May 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • Doobie Doobie Doo

      Do you speak for all atheists? Do you speak for anyone but yourself? Why should I have to defend every so called "Christian"?

      Fail.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
    • nik

      Why do you seem to believe that every crackpot preacher that espouses hate represents peace loving Christians. This says something about your own intolerance, igorance and need to control. I don't desire that at all. You got to really laugh at the ones who post with the all inclusive "You". Grow up invisible media blogger bot.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • transformed 4eva

      This guy is a terrible spokesperson! As a Christian, we need to love EVERYONE, no matter who they are. Don't cut others down, call them sinners, say they're headed to hell, or judge them. That's hypocritical. God is the Judge! Instead of pushing people away, love them like our Savior does!

      May 22, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • transformed 4eva

      As a preacher, he's supposed to be a spokesperson for Christ...

      May 22, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
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