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Anderson Cooper Chats With Anti-Gay Worley Adherent: VIDEO


Anderson Cooper last night chatted with a woman who attends the congregation of Charles Worley, the shockingly anti-gay reverend who thinks the government should create concentration camps for LGBT people.

The woman, Stacey Pritchard, is all about Worley's plan, but she can't quite explain why other alleged sinners don't deserve to be detained, nor does she seem to have a complete understanding of where gay babies come from... Biology is hard, and Anderson is confused

Watch the exchange, AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. This is precisely why everyone with a working brain needs to show up come November and VOTE. This video makes me so relieved that I withdrew all my job aps in NC last week.

    Posted by: Tarc | May 25, 2012 4:52:47 AM

  2. As Tim /Jim quoted Holden Caulfield, last week:

    "Old Jesus would just puke."

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | May 25, 2012 5:44:47 AM

  3. to be fair, she's SUCH an easy target... it's like firing a blunderbuss at a (stupid) baby rabbit five feet away - you just can't miss. The people we should be really concerned about about are the media-savvy, erudite, charming, fluent bigots who can win over plenty of gullible people. This woman is just a cartoon bigot that nobody except a complete moron could take seriously

    Posted by: Steve F | May 25, 2012 6:10:30 AM

  4. This woman is a product of her culture/environment like anyone else on the planet, and in this case that culture is ignorant and intensely tribalistic. Name-calling and demonization are lousy ways to sway hearts and minds. What she and people like her need is exposure to actual, ordinary gay and lesbian people so there's a chance in hell they'll come to view us as actual humans rather than monsters and start to empathize with us. If all these people know of us is as a pack of hundreds of thousands, millions of strangers howling about how stupid and evil (to say nothing of "fugly") they are, it's only going to reinforce the idea that we are a vicious, hateful threat and they'll just harden more and more in their hatred of us. This is intensely counterproductive.

    Posted by: Shelly | May 25, 2012 6:25:58 AM

  5. How idealistic of you, Shelly. This woman is hoplessly ignorant: fact. This woman is truly at the bottom of the gene pool: fact. If you think this genre of bigots just needs us to hold hands and talk to her calmly about whhy we deserve a rright to EXIST, youre sadly mistaken. She definitely is brainwashed and actively doublespeaks, as evidenced in the video. People like this are why we need protections at the FEDERAL level. I can just picture her ilk chasing down some black man or bullying some kid to death.

    Posted by: Munro | May 25, 2012 6:51:06 AM

  6. That SHELLY is the truth. You have posted the most accurate and mature of posts here. So who's going to sign up for a rope drop into the cesspool. It would take people a lot more interested than I am I'm sorry to say.

    Posted by: UFFDA | May 25, 2012 6:51:21 AM

  7. Her next stop is Jerry Springer!!

    Posted by: CB | May 25, 2012 7:04:57 AM

  8. The funny thing is that she didn't even really have a message or a response to the basic questions that Anderson was asking. It was a mixture of confusion and logical nonsense.

    I thought the most interesting part of her response was after Anderson pointed out that gays are killed all over the world, and she said "It's 2012." It's funny how even backwards people like her have some notion of social progress, apparently.

    She spends the whole interview rolling her eyes at the notion that gays should actually be put behind an electric fence, and seems to push back on the notion that gays actually face worse in some parts of the world ... It's funny how easy it is to suggest violence against people when you don't have any awareness of the actual violence that takes place in the world.

    It's like despots who kill thousands but swear up and down to the deathbed that they never committed those crimes. Ignorance is the greatest evil, apparently.

    Posted by: Jason 2 | May 25, 2012 7:20:02 AM

  9. Munro, I am 100% in favor of federal level protections. However, as a transplanted Yankee lesbian living in the deep rural south for the last twenty years, over and over again I find myself in the position of being the first actual non-straight person people have met and once they get to know me as an ordinary middle-aged woman rather than the stereotypical monster this culture holds up as a boogeyman, hearts and minds DO change.

    Uffda, like I just said, already doing my part down in Georgia, but the good news for this town is they're about to have to grapple with a bunch of outsiders moving in with the new Apple data farm, and given the corporate culture involved, I'm gonna bet they'll have gay and lesbian neighbors, co-workers, fellow PTA members, etc. to grapple with soon enough. And the more folks mix and mingle, the more comfortable they come to be with one another. I mean, how come the Northeast and West Coast are the most progressive parts of this country? Port cities! Wave after wave of "scary" immigrants to get used to. Melting pots. Why is the deep south and midwest so parochial? Homogeneity, lack of exposure to new people and new ideas. But as we all become more mobile, and as communication has been improving via radio, television, movies, now the internet, pockets of truly die-hard xenophobes like this are dwindling, and that trend seems very likely to continue.

    Posted by: Shelly | May 25, 2012 7:32:06 AM

  10. Wouldn't it be nice if Anderson said "Do you want to put me behind an electorfied fence to die -- because I'm a homosexual you know."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | May 25, 2012 8:43:19 AM

  11. Poor feeble-minded woman. Not an idea in her head, but by golly, she is entitled to hate whomever she wants and don't you forget it! Have another doughnut, dear.

    Posted by: Abel | May 25, 2012 8:53:17 AM

  12. I don't want to put words in her mouth, but, I think she was saying that the preacher was just engaging in some wishful thinking. Like wouldn't it be nice to round up all the gays and watch them die out? Now it's 2012, so of course, we can't actually do that. But, just the same, wouldn't it be nice?

    I noticed she hesitated when asked about the Jews, probably thinking, wouldn't that be nice too, get all the Jews together, separate the men from the women, of course, and watch them die out too.

    Posted by: just like jesus | May 25, 2012 8:53:49 AM

  13. poor Stacy is just not accustomed to being asked to examine the words of a preacher. Or, probably, the words of anybody else. She's exactly what republicans rely on to win elections.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | May 25, 2012 9:11:51 AM

  14. I think the NC department of Economic Development needs to step in before all of the homo-sex-shuls decide to go somewhere else to spend their money. Anyone been to Maryland lately?

    Posted by: Steven | May 25, 2012 9:35:30 AM

  15. "This is an indictment of the American education system and/or homeschooling."

    Whoever wrote this is showing the same ignorance as the woman in the video. How dare you lump homeschoolers in with the way this moron thinks.

    Posted by: Virginia Boudwin | May 25, 2012 9:39:10 AM

  16. Hmmm I guess " Thou shalt not kill " is not a law they believe in either.

    Posted by: Johnny | May 25, 2012 10:37:20 AM

  17. How cool is Anderson! What composure! What control!

    Posted by: Gene Touchet | May 25, 2012 10:46:01 AM

  18. WOW. After watching that woman in the video, I mean, who knew a christian could be so, um, bitchy?

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 25, 2012 12:10:09 PM

  19. FINALLY!!! Living PROOF of the theoretical "Garbage In = Garbage Out"

    Posted by: Mark | May 25, 2012 12:17:00 PM

  20. Stupid woman.

    Posted by: Daniel | May 25, 2012 12:52:46 PM

  21. Wow! That was just plain painful to watch.

    Posted by: Paul | May 25, 2012 12:57:51 PM

  22. That preacher and that woman suffer from a condition called "second degree stupidity" which is when you are so stupid that you don't know you are stupid.

    OK, I made that up. But they really are THAT stupid.

    Posted by: if the shoe fits | May 25, 2012 2:51:26 PM

  23. I think people who marry their refrigerators should be put to death.

    Posted by: Modern Meet | May 25, 2012 2:57:22 PM

  24. why do conservatives always do this? their bluff gets called, they're asked to back up their B.S. claims, and when they can't do it they say "no, y'all just twisted mah words, this is what you media does, imma not answer your question and you have to respect thaht because Jesus said so. or so i been told"


    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 25, 2012 3:48:28 PM

  25. Literally nothing that this woman said made even a lick of sense. Not a single word.

    Posted by: Naya | May 25, 2012 8:17:44 PM

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