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NC Pastor Wants To Build Electrified Fence To Contain, Starve And Ultimately Kill Gays: VIDEO


In a sermon blasting President Obama for his same-sex marriage support, Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina, offered a novel — and horrific — solution to the so-called gay scourge: build an electric fence and let "lesbians, queers and homosexuals" starve to death.

"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers," he says in his sermon, delivered on May 13. "Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there... Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can't get out… And you know what, in a few years, they'll die." Worley fails to understand that gay people are born, not made, and that there would just be more LGBT folk coming down the line.

He also that if he's asked who he'll vote for, he'll reply, "I'm not going to vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover."

The not-so-holy man concludes, "God have mercy. It makes me pukin' sick to think about — I don't even whether or not to say this in the pulpit — can you imagine kissing some man?"

Throughout the sermon, many of his congregants can be heard calling out "Amen."

Watch Worley's wretch-worthy remarks, AFTER THE JUMP...

(h/t to the Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate for posting the video on YouTube)

Note: Worley does say "drop some food" for the lesbians, which suggests perhaps he doesn't want to starve us all to death, but there's no mention of supplying an endless cupboard of sustenance, which is why, to me, this speech sounds like starvation.

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  1. And tell me again how Christians are not our enemies?

    Posted by: Shannon 1981 | May 21, 2012 1:07:42 PM

  2. He builds a fence and I get a gun.... NEVER AGAIN !!!!!

    Posted by: MiKem | May 21, 2012 1:07:43 PM

  3. Actually, Cricket (and others who think this is the only Christian voice out there) one place you can hear Christian voices repudiating this kind of hateful speech is the Reconciling Ministries Network of the Untied Methodist Church. ( Many Christian denominations have similar groups actively fighting to change church and government laws that impact homosexuals.

    Unfortunately, these for the most part calm and reasoned actions and statements are less interesting to the media (and some commenters) than an angry fearful preacher hiding behind a few misquoted words in the Bible. How much attention do news stories like this get?

    Posted by: beth | May 21, 2012 1:09:15 PM

  4. I can't believe nobody has yet pointed out the most hilariously stupid things about this speech:

    He seems to think that if he rounds up and puts all the gays in a concentration camp, that we'll all die out and then the world would be happily gay-free. But, uh, you admit that gays don't procreate, so clearly we aren't the ones CREATING the gays...

    Reminds me of the sign: if you don't like same sex marriage, blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

    I mean judging by the way this guy talks (took me a while to figure out that "agin it" meant "against it") he is a few sandwiches short of a picnic, but it doesn't take a genius to figure out this inconsistency.

    UNLESS....we are surreptitiously reproducing with straight people to propagate our kind! Bwahahahahaha.

    Posted by: Jack | May 21, 2012 1:10:12 PM

  5. This made me sick and angry! I am a Lady Pastor and hold that the place of preaching is sacred. This man defiles the sacred space of the pulpit with his very UNChristian everything! How dare he spew such garbage out of his mouth from that sacred place! He is a PHARISEE!!! A white washed tomb!!! A VIPER!!! He is one who Jesus will look at and say "Go away! I never knew you!!" He is no brother of mine. I am sorry for everything he, and those in his congregation, said and agreed to. It's disgusting and shameful, and UNChrist-like!

    Posted by: RoseyRev | May 21, 2012 1:11:10 PM

  6. Q: What is typical in this? A: The "us vs. them" mentality coupled with the easy assumption that "they" are not human. Yes, the other things are true, too: he clearly thinks that killing a generation of "queers" will eliminate "the problem," and that his brew of biblical idiocy and moralistic superiority offer an ultimate good, no matter the cost. If he knows any history at all, he has probably decided that any group who engaged in such atrocities in the past certainly wasn't his kind of "christian."

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | May 21, 2012 1:14:29 PM

  7. I enjoy the long pause he takes to "imagine kissin' a man" - he seems to really savor the thought... Says it makes him "pukin' sick" but he sure basks in the imagery!

    Posted by: Matt in NYC | May 21, 2012 1:16:33 PM

  8. I say take away their Tax exempt status.. If he is stating at the pulpit who he is voting for he should lose his tax exempt status and that of his church.. He has free speech but he should not get special privileges if he is going to step into the realm of political speech.

    Posted by: cathy | May 21, 2012 1:18:12 PM

  9. I have no problem with religion, but I do have serious issue with Southern Baptists. Believe me when I tell you that this guy is just verbalizing what many of them believe.

    Posted by: Gregoire | May 21, 2012 1:18:41 PM

  10. Send this vicious man an email. Here's the link to the Contact Us page at his church's website:

    Posted by: Ray Ivey | May 21, 2012 1:18:56 PM

  11. "us vs. them" is how all religions work. Religion couldn't function without that principle.

    Posted by: Steve | May 21, 2012 1:19:02 PM

  12. He can also be reached at

    Posted by: Paul Mc | May 21, 2012 1:21:12 PM

  13. Sad that he and his congregation bastardize Christ's admonition to Love one another, into the type of religious fervor whipped up by Goebbels et al.

    He may claim to be a Christian. He is a lost soul, unfit to preach or teach the loving lessons within his religious books.

    He's just another self questioning, outwardly homophobic man spews his hatred while wondering every moment what his attraction to the LGBT community is.

    Apparently he never heard that the things we loathe are the things closest to us.

    Posted by: Rev Carl | May 21, 2012 1:21:20 PM

  14. He sounds like Hitler and people are listening in Church, hard to believe, he's disgusting and needs therapy fast

    Posted by: Brenda Nichols | May 21, 2012 1:22:33 PM

  15. I'd propose bigot ghettos, but we already have 'red states', that's pretty damned close considering living conditions. =)

    Posted by: jexer | May 21, 2012 1:23:10 PM

  16. His logic fails to explain why there continue to be lesbians and gays on the planet if they can't reproduce. ? Hmmm.

    Posted by: stacie | May 21, 2012 1:24:00 PM

  17. This pastor and his flock need to be sent to the slaughter house and be turned into the only thing that will make them worth something, dog food. Their church should be burned to the ground and a LGBT Pride and Support Center should be built in it's place. Every Dollar this church has ever made should be subject to a 100% penalty for breaking the law against politicking from the pulpit.

    Religion is DEATH! They will try to kill us before we realize we're in danger. The only way we will survive as a culture of LGBT people is to KILL THEM BEFORE THEY KILL YOU!

    Posted by: Travis Rogers | May 21, 2012 1:26:20 PM

  18. This is NOT a man of God, this is a man who has taken God and made God in his image, hateful and hurtful.
    The truth is, no one can change the mind of people like this, we can only teach each of the coming generations the truth.

    Posted by: Rev. Tatjana | May 21, 2012 1:27:21 PM

  19. After reading the terrific post about Sheehan-Stahl and then seeing this post, I have to wonder why this satanic individual was put on this earth -- I guess the silver lining is that it makes us more determined and shows everyone else what ignorance, stupidity, and low-grade humanity looks like.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | May 21, 2012 1:32:48 PM

  20. This is in the city where the DNC will be held. It's my hometown. I'm glad to be able to say Charlotte changed enormously from when I was growing up: whenever I visit now I find it to be very gay-friendly--and proud of it.

    Posted by: Danny in the East Village | May 21, 2012 1:33:24 PM

  21. Name one of the 10 commandments or the 8 beatitudes that are against living as a gay person. This preacher even sounds as stupid when he tries to pronounce AGAINST IT as agan-it. The concept of the electrified fence was used back in 1945 and 6 million were executed, is he calling for the return of the SOLUTION?

    Posted by: Dale | May 21, 2012 1:33:50 PM

  22. Three simple words: Closet Case Queer.

    Posted by: Blake Mauney | May 21, 2012 1:36:06 PM

  23. Thank you Scott for his e-mail. I've sent him a message and will be fascinated to see if he'll answer it.

    Ministers like this one are the reason that church attendance in this country and in the world is declining.

    He doesn't follow Christ, so could it be Satan?

    Posted by: John Simpson | May 21, 2012 1:38:07 PM

  24. doxed

    Posted by: anonymous | May 21, 2012 1:41:13 PM

  25. What's amazing about this is where it comes from. Apple Computer has built their half-billion dollar cloud data center less than 10 miles from this guy's pulpit. With Apple being touted as one of the most gay-friendly companies in the country with a (likely) gay CEO, does the good pastor also wish to have the biggest thing to ever hit that little hamlet to dry up and go away as well. I would think not.

    So, instead of hitting the church with protest email, try contacting the town's chamber of commerce and Apple as well. Money talks much louder than empty threats.

    Posted by: dbearhug | May 21, 2012 1:51:05 PM

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