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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. GET UP AND TRY AGAIN.

    Im attracted to Christianity because its teaches me that its OK to be fallible and in need of mercy, and to have forgiveness towards my fellow man. It teaches me that I can have a second chance, and that being a failure is not a death sentence. That I have an opportunity to get up and walk away from a self defeat, and that no matter how many times I regretfully fall, I simply need to get back up, forgive myself and others, and walk in the light once more. Its a hard road, but I have to walk it, with absolutely no condemnation to my fellow man if fails also.

    May 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      like the parts that say to kill g.ays, non-virgin brides, disobedient children and anyone working the weekend? like the rules for selling your own daughter into slavery in the bible?

      May 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • Primewonk

      Some of us figured out long ago that you don't need a god to be good. We do the right thing, simply because it is the right thing to do.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm |
  2. BIBLES AND QURANS ARE ALL GARBAGE

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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 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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 3:05 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      report abuse. don't answer him. he's a troll. don't feed the troll. like i just did...

      May 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • Stephanie

      Billy Graham must be so proud of this preacher. The generational brow beating of gay Americans is something he can really sink his few remaining teeth into.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • S

      Sorry no. Billy Graham is wonderful.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Joel

      Don't feed the trolls. Just hit the report button as this is spam.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
  3. logan5

    It is a fact that the majority of gays can't control the urges they feel. Just like I, as a straight man, can't control my desire for women, a gay man can't control his desire for other men. So that said, why isn't this dip stick preacher angry with his god for making gays the way they are? If it offends his sensibilities to this degree then why can't he do the intelligent and honest thing and demand that his god explain why he makes people gay.

    May 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Patrick

      You'd think God would have been smart enough to give people a "spiritual drive" that's stronger than the "$ex drive".

      May 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  4. Ethics Board

    I thought Nazism was dead... but it's nice to see its alive and goose-stepping in North Carolina

    May 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Bribarian

      Leftists are the new nazis

      May 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      yes, the nazis often fought for g.ay civil rights.

      get an education.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
    • Primewonk

      @ Bribarian – is this pastor a leftist?

      I hardly think so. Do you see the "leftists" calling for gays to be put in concentration camps? Or advocating beating kids who appear gay?

      May 22, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Bible Clown©

      Goebbels is working for the GOP and teaching them to spew lies about liberals the way he did about Jews. The parallel is exact.

      May 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
  5. Socaler

    He doesn't represent how God is dealing with mankind now. Is being gay a sin, scripturally, of course it is. This "Interfaith" expert is not representing what is in scripture at all. He's giving a feel good answer that no one can judge anyone and we're just to all get along (I like getting along btw), and anti-exclusion. The Bible is very exclusive, that's why it is hated. It does preach love but Jesus said he came here to divide (Matthew 10:34-36). His truths will divide daughter against mother... because one will accept and another will deny. There isn't anything wrong with that, that's human nature, people will accept something that another won't, but that is the big rift. People won't be happy until they get people to concede that the bible accepts everything that they deem is good for the new society... water the bible down, but you can't if you really want to accept what is there you need to take it all in and get the general direction of the totality of truth presented in the bible. God loves everyone, but they must turn from what he deems is sinful. Every man is sinful, and every mans heart is desperately wicked. Submit by asking for God's forgiveness, that's the problem. Man is stubborn in allow their life's control and yielding, but it is well worth yielding to God when you hear him speaking to you through his word, yield today. Now is the time to submit to God's will for your life, God is good and he'll redeem your life if you let him and make a future so wonderful for you.

    May 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Patrick

      "Every man is sinful, and every mans heart is desperately wicked."

      You should be down in the trenches as a psychologist dealing with that sick teaching. You'll find it's part of a cycle and the only way to interrupt it is to quash that belief. The amazing thing is that once you quash that belief, the victim suddenly finds that they're able to control bad thoughts and behaviors that they previously had no control over because of that belief.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • Stephanie

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      May 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Socaler

      Patrick,
      You live long enough and that's the most logical examination of history there is. There isn't a system out there, communism, socialism, capitalism, that is the problem. The problem is man in the system, observe history and it is all self evident even if you examine your own heart you'll get ot he point to realize you need a savior and there has been one provided... what a great solution. And that savior will hold your thoughts captive for you as you actively give any bad thoughts over to him through prayer... I can testify to that, it is amazing to have God in my life and help with my short comings and sin... God is good, and through His help and righteousness he can shine through me and perfect a good work in my life. I love it. and he loves you, look back into God. Stop in at Thru The Bible's website amazing podcasts there of truth straight from the word. http://www.ttb.org
      "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings" Jeremiah 17:9-10

      May 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm |
    • phil

      You are out there in La La land. Homeland Security needs to keep an eye on you!

      May 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • Patrick

      Glad your low self esteem is working so well for you.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  6. seedenbetter

    And how is this guy any different than Pastor Fred Phelps?

    May 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Patrick

      He's not.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Jerry

      He's fatter.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
  7. Patrick

    Nothing says "idi0 t" quite like this:

    Numbers 31: (Moses Speaking) 15 “Have you allowed all the women to live?” he asked them. 16 “They were the ones who followed Balaam’s advice and enticed the Israelites to be unfaithful to the LORD in the Peor incident, so that a plague struck the LORD’s people. 17 Now ki11 all the boys. And ki11 every woman who has slept with a man, 18 but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.

    2 Kings 6:27 The king replied, “If the LORD does not help you, where can I get help for you? From the threshing floor? From the winepress?” 28 Then he asked her, “What’s the matter?”

    She answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we’ll eat my son.’ 29 So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, ‘Give up your son so we may eat him,’ but she had hidden him.”

    FORGIVE ME CHRISTIANS IF I'VE TAKEN SOMETHING OUT OF CONTEXT. PLEASE EXPLAIN THE CORRECT CONTEXT AND HOPEFULLY, IF THE HOLY SPIRIT GUIDES YOUR EXPLANATION, YOU WILL DRAW SOME SOULS TOWARDS CHRIST. (THIS SHOULD CLEAR OUT THE FORUM)

    May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Janice

      these were responses to the isrealites who had abandoned God and sought their own way of living instead of worshipping the one true God. this is a picture of how far they had fallen and how destructive they became b/c they chose their sin rather than God.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • Patrick

      @Janice – Actually, the Numbers verse is talking about Moses' army sent to destroy the Midanites. So what are you even talking about? Have you never read the Bible? Did your Pastor never share this verse with you? Maybe you should read all of it instead of ignoring the verses you Pastor ignores.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • scubabird06

      Study up on the historical context of the time period in which the old testament was written as well as when it was written versus when the events happened. Most Christians will take all of that literally and out of context and either ignore it if they don't like it or take it at face value. I encourage others to recognize that the events that take place may be part legend (esp. Genesis) or part of a culture that does not exist anymore. The important thing is to take it all as a whole and understand that it shows a change from a ugly legalistic society that does not work due to mankind's own independent nature to one that is supposed to support love and generosity. Free will gives the opportunity to hate, but also to love which is what God prefers.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
    • Andrew

      It seems as though you have mistaken the Old Testament for a guide on how we are supposed to act. Rather, it is an historical account of life before Christ and how badly we need a savior. Of course, there are some parts of the Old Testament that serve as descriptions of laws and ways of acting but Jesus freed us from laws. As a Christ follower, I don't try to live a "moral" life because it says so in some book. I try to live in a way that is pleasing to Christ. As far as the idea that Christianity is exclusive goes, I don't get it. It is completely inclusive. It is the only major faith that is open to EVERYONE. It doesn't matter your race, ethnicity, nationality, socioeconomic status, history, past behavior or future behavior. As long as you are willing to accept Christ in your heart and do your best to live a life pleasing to God, you are good. And in a church that truly honors and represents the Lord, everyone is welcome inside. You don't go to church/accept Christ once you've got it all together. You do those things so that you can begin to try to get it all together. Hope this helps.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  8. Bribarian

    liberals make me laugh, any ideology can be labeled hateful, even the liberals' ideology. Anyone who stands up for their beliefs now is labeled as "hateful" Liberals are just as bad when it comes to shouting insults at christians or whites. Hypocrities really.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      the bible says to kill g.ays. i think they may have a point...

      May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • Patrick

      Or more accurately, "some" liberals are just as bad as "some" Christians.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • Anomic Office Drone

      If standing up for your beliefs means advocating genocide, then you deserve ridicule, humiliation and exclusion.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Bribarian

      Nobody was advocating genocide you idiot, he was making the point gay/lesbians cant reproduce, they genocide themselves anyways. Are you tards really so dense you can read between the lines?

      May 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Patrick

      How do gays and le $bians gen 0cide themselves when it's hete ro$ exuals who keep producing them?

      May 22, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      you're right! he was just suggesting rounding people up against their will, imprisoning them against their will and waiting for them to die. good point!

      May 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm |
    • sam

      Bribarian seems to think we have misunderstood the good pastor's message. Hmm.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
  9. Patrick

    Nothing says "i di0t" quite like this:

    1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.

    34 Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 35 If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church.

    Matthew 19: (Jesus Speaking) 9 I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for $e xual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

    1 Corinthians 7:10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  10. Bootyfunk

    as an atheist, i am encouraged by the posting here. lots of non-believers and good people that oppose the tyranny of religion, the oppression of women + g.ays. great to see what i assume are mostly straight people sticking up for g.ays. always amazing to see people sticking up for a group they are not part of. that is humanity to me.

    i think what they say is true - there are a lot more non-believers out there than people think. atheism is the fastest growing belief system in the country. if any non-believers want to look up an atheistic ethical system, try Humanism. Humanism promotes logic, responsibility and compassion.

    think on, my non-believer brothers and sisters! woohoo! 🙂

    May 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
    • S

      But what if it's true? The Bible (not this idiot).

      May 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
    • YeahRight

      "But what if it's true? The Bible"

      It's not it's already been proven it's not an historical document. 😉

      May 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      look up Pascal's wager. 16th century french philosopher. there are a million holes in that theory. there is just as much chance that my desk chair or my cat is god. what if my cat is god? what will you do?

      May 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      if it's true...

      i am a good person. if god wants to send me to hell because i don't believe in him - he is evil and i wouldn't want to be near him anyway. plus in hell i would get to talk to john lennon and ghandi. not so bad.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • S

      As good a person as Mother Teresa? Who are you comparing yourself to? She didn't consider herself a 'good' person.

      If you choose not to investigate whether He is real, that is your choice. Why blame Him for your choice?

      My dad likes to say we will be very surprised who is in heaven and hell. I don't know that I deserve to be in heaven if Gandhi isn't there since he so rightly said:

      "I like your Christ; I do not like your Christians."

      May 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      you're trying to make this into a compet.ition. i don't doubt that mother theresa did more charity work throughout her life.

      i try to live responsibly. i help people whenever i can. i regularly work with my sister's charity to feed the homeless. i try not to infringe on anyone's civil rights. yeah, i think i'm a good person. can't we both be good people....?

      i have investigated christianity. thoroughly. that's why i'm an atheist.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:21 pm |
    • sam

      If my cat is god, I am really, really screwed.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm |
  11. Fifi

    If everyone followed the Buddhist teachings of seeking their own happiness, working on their own "evolving" as a human being and giving kindness and compassion to others, the world would be a much better place.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  12. Patrick

    Nothing says "id i0t" quite like this:

    Deuteronomy 22:28 If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and r@pes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.

    Genesis 19:8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.”

    1 Timothy 2:11 A woman should learn in quietness and full submission. 12 I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet. 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  13. Bribarian

    pretty funny video

    May 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  14. Margaret

    I am Baptist and a North Carolinian (I even attend a church in another town with the same name). That is where all similarity stops. I am so sad that a person would say such horrible things from the pulpit and have church members agreeing with him with their "amens." Please do not think we all think or act the same way. This guy truly is marching to a very different drum than anyone I have ever met from Catawba County.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • AJ

      Thank you for your posting. For a minute there, I was begining to wonder about SC and NC.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  15. JPX

    I always find it ironic that religious people are such a hateful, intolerant bunch. Why would I ever want to believe in your god?

    May 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  16. Patrick

    Nothing says "idi 0t" quite like this:

    Leviticus 25:44 “‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. 45 You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. 46 You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

    Exodus 21:20 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.

    Genesis 19:33 That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and slept with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.

    34 The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father. Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 35 So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.

    36 So both of Lot’s daughters became pregnant by their father.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  17. Sparko

    Another hate filled, ignorant "Christian" bigot giving the real followers of Christ a bad name. I used to think I'd like to retire to a warm southern state later in life but seeing not only backwardness but just plain hate that seems to flourish in the south, I think I'd rather put up with Minnesota winters.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  18. A Serpent's Thought

    Some people have written that this preacher's wrods leads to violence. Then, in sameness, watching sensually enticing films does lead to s.e.x.crimes! The rights of individualisms and their emotional devilries are due mostly from their seeing and intermingling vices! Church fellowships rewards people with a sense of calming their doubts and fears of a world seemingly gone astray! If there were no religion, there would be no devil for the weak minded to be scared of thus leading the unbelieving deviant socialists to reign in the terrors and calamities of unlawful social discords!

    May 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      Serpent is s.exually repressed.

      May 22, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • sam

      It has got to be exhausting to be you, some days.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:00 pm |
    • TruthPrevails :-)

      "watching sensually enticing films does lead to s.e.x.crimes"

      You're simply an idiot! There is no comparison between what this preacher said and por.no.graphic films. Those films are not speaking of violence or telling people to harm another person or to take away another persons basic human rights. This preacher spoke of pure hatred and dehumanizing of people for being born gay. He should not ever be allowed to speak publicly again and should have his ordination withdrawn.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Ting

      If there were no religion, there would be no devil for the weak minded to be scared of thus leading the unbelieving deviant socialists to reign in the terrors and calamities of unlawful social discords!

      B.S. Do you have any facts to back this claim?

      May 22, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • Sharon

      "It has got to be exhausting to be you, some days"

      It's called pseudointellectual.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • Bootyfunk

      Serpent hates facts.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  19. David Lindes

    It's sad. Sad for him that he should be waist-deep in the mire of these teachings and think that he's approaching goodness. Sad that the people in his congregation should shout "Amen!" to his disgusting speech. Sad that America should have to endure even three minutes of this.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  20. thoughtsjustsome

    I'm a Baptist pastor and this guy is disgusting. Freedom of speech gives this guy the right to say whatever he wants to say, but he's a fool and stands in opposition to the teachings of Jesus. "If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing."

    Stalin was an Athiest, but not all Athiest are Stalin. This guy claims to be Christian, but not all Christians believe as this guy does.

    May 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • 77777

      Amen

      May 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
    • GoneButNotForgotten

      In order to be a Christian, don't you have to follow the teachings of Christ? My impression of him is that he was about love, tolerance, and acceptance, and not the hate and venom this guy is spewing.

      May 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
    • Bible Clown©

      "In order to be a Christian, don't you have to follow the teachings of Christ?" Heck no; you CAN'T be a Christian if you believe that sissy "love" stuff. Real Christians hate people.

      May 22, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
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