I didn’t think I would be writing another one of these post for while. But Christians are giving Christians a bad name… again…
For some reason unknown to any one but him, Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in North Carolina took to the pulpit to speak on President Obama’s recent statements affirming same-sex marriage. Now North Carolina was in a big debate regarding this issue and in a statewide vote denied same sex couples the right to marry; no doubt that was fresh on his mind when he came to service.
A little over a week ago I posted an audio clip from Pastor Sean Harris who advocated to hit your children if they “acted gay.” You can read (or re-read it here). While Pastor Harris’ comments were out of line, Pastor Worley’s comments leaves Pastor Harris’ comments in the dust… Why? Worley advocates murder.
In the video posted below, Pastor Worley goes on a two-minute rant about homosexuals, the President and what his solution to the “gay problem.” In the video he says,
“I had a way I figured a way out…a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. Build a great big, large fence 150 or 100 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 until they can’t get out. Feed them and you know what in a few years – they’ll die out. You know why – they can’t reproduce.”
On a personal note, the video was extremely hard to listen to. Not only does he advocate for a group of people to be killed he is doing it from the pulpit in a church which is supposed to be a holy place AND has the audacity to say this comes from God. At one point he says that the Bible is “again” it and that God is “again” it. Also, what is disheartening is that fact that members of his congregation were “amening” and agreeing with what he had to say. Glad they are practicing that love of Christ… glad they love all people just like God loved them dispite their faults. If (as some say) all sins are equal in the eyes of God then why are they stratifying this particular sin? Which is it Pastor Worley and the members who agree of Providence Road Baptist Church in North Carolina? Are all sins equal or does God have a “Top Ten” list of the sins one is not to commit with homosexuality at the top? Why are you trying to make disciples in your image of God?
Pastor Worley I believe you and I (and millions of other people) are reading different Bibles. Jesus Christ (the one you are supposed to be following) never called for the murder of a group of people just because they were different and didn’t think the say way he did. History lesson: Hitler did that… so… think about that…
Christ being the compassionate person that he was sought out the ‘other’ to be in relationship with him/her to tell them that God still LOVES them for WHO THEY ARE. Don’t believe me? Check out your Bible… there are more passages about loving your neighbor and being the hands and feet of God than there are about homosexuality being wrong.
Trust me… actually don’t… look it up for yourself, you might learn something. 🙂
You can watch the video below… if you want… as well as a member trying to defend her pastor’s position on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360.