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Dallas Pastor Frederick Haynes Rips His Congregation for Opposing Gay Marriage: VIDEO


Here's our must-watch video of the day.

Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of the Friendship-West Baptist Church blasted fellow pastors and members of his congregation for their outrage at President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality while the congregation stood up and shouted their disapproval at him.

CongregantYelled Haynes:

"You should have seen preachers just scurrying and hurrying to call a conference call to call out the President for what he had declared as a personal opinion. He said it was a personal opinion. But whatever you like to ostracize other people it's because there's a fear that you have yourself, and the fear that you have finds itself rooted in an ignorance of other people. Or in a projection of your issues. Either there's ignorance or there is a projection of your issues...It really blows my mind how outraged you are. You are so outraged over what the President said. First of all, take a chill pill. Take a deep breath, everything's gonna be all right."

Haynes added:

"Have you ever read the Gospel and heard Jesus say anything about homosexuality?...Black folk can't even deal with homosexuality because we got issues with sexuality. And because we got issues with sexuality we can't have a healthy discussion about homosexuality. Why, why do you get so upset?"


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  1. Is there a facebook or web page where I can show my support for this preacher?

    Posted by: HM2 Matt | Jun 8, 2012 11:35:25 AM

  2. BRAVO Pastor. Preach the truth !!!

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Jun 8, 2012 11:35:39 AM

  3. PREACH!

    Posted by: CHAD | Jun 8, 2012 11:37:10 AM

  4. Just a note: he is NOT excoriating his congregation. Listen to the sermon. He is excoriating the Pastors around the country who got all hot and bothered. Nonetheless, this guy is smart. He almost convinces me to go to his church even though I'm atheist.

    Posted by: Houston | Jun 8, 2012 11:37:17 AM

  5. "Rick" doesn't have a point -- just a pointed head.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 8, 2012 11:38:18 AM

  6. He's not one of Ann Coulter's blacks. Thank god!

    Posted by: Gigi | Jun 8, 2012 11:44:49 AM

  7. I wasn't expecting that. Well said.

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Jun 8, 2012 11:47:57 AM

  8. We need more pastors like this, congregations in minority communities need to be confronted about their blatant hypocrisy.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jun 8, 2012 11:51:15 AM

  9. Brave man.

    As for the hat ladies, their overt homophobia comes from their concern that "all the good black men are either married, gay, or in jail." Their homophobia is driving the dl phenomenon and their rising HIV rate for black women.

    Posted by: dh | Jun 8, 2012 11:51:40 AM

  10. I hope he's started a trend - pastors telling the truth! :D

    Posted by: Mark | Jun 8, 2012 11:51:56 AM

  11. "Just a note: he is NOT excoriating his congregation."

    Well, he says, "Y'all aren't feeling this, but I'm going to preach the Gospel anyhow". That was directed at the congregation.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Jun 8, 2012 11:54:52 AM

  12. @ Mark, Don't get your hopes too high. It is nice to see a Pastor flexing his rational muscle though.

    Posted by: HM2 Matt | Jun 8, 2012 11:56:52 AM

  13. His sermon does seem more aimed at other pastors, those who burned up the phone lines in a conference call to Obama, but that's a pretty standard rhetorical trick. Talk about somebody else when your audience needs to hear those words too. That way you don't put them on the spot but you still get your message across.

    For example, "I have this *friend* who is always going on and on about effeminate men but he really needs to get a f**cking grip and worry about his own little patch of the world instead of minding everybody else's."

    Posted by: Caliban | Jun 8, 2012 11:56:52 AM

  14. AMEN!

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jun 8, 2012 12:02:14 PM

  15. SAY THAT! Mmmmmmmmm-hmmmmmmm!

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jun 8, 2012 12:03:04 PM

  16. Oh Rick, you so silly. Now hush while the adults are talking.

    It makes me sad that this video is surprising and unique. If only more priests and pastors would see the trut, and then speak it.

    Posted by: Tanoka | Jun 8, 2012 12:03:47 PM

  17. Oh, and Andy Towle...

    Thank you.

    Posted by: Chitown Kev | Jun 8, 2012 12:06:45 PM

  18. Bring back segregation...Blacks are sub-human...

    Posted by: tommyd | Jun 8, 2012 12:12:07 PM

  19. AMEN!

    Posted by: Dawnell_do | Jun 8, 2012 12:12:53 PM

  20. "That's why there's overwhelming open hostility towards LGBT people from the Republican communities-it's a culture of women who get beat by their ignorant husbands if they don't drop to their knees to blow them while dinner is cooking"

    What proportion of the homophobic women in this congregation do you all suppose are Republicans? Honest answer, now.

    Posted by: Rick | Jun 8, 2012 12:16:10 PM

  21. "Honest" is a if course a troll term.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jun 8, 2012 12:20:34 PM

  22. hey RICK, before you want an "honest" anything you could always grow a pair and prove that you're what you claim to be. wimp :D

    insisting that the overwhelming force of anti-gay prejudice in America is the fault of women, or black people, is a white conservative coward's way of ignoring that his own piece-of-s**t family doesn't do a damn thing to promote Equality.

    there's your honesty.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jun 8, 2012 12:20:50 PM

  23. "it's a culture of women who get beat by their ignorant husbands if they don't drop to their knees to blow them while dinner is cooking"

    Oh, and--I just can't resist this--do you suppose Marcus Bachman is beating up Michelle and that she is dropping to her knees while dinner is cooking......or do you suppose it is the other way around?

    Again, honest answers only please. LOL.

    Posted by: Rick | Jun 8, 2012 12:21:10 PM

  24. Black people have problems with sexuality? ALL people have problems with sexuality.

    He's an honest man saying stuff people don't want to hear.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 8, 2012 12:22:15 PM

  25. If you want to support him then order the sermon (the collection plate isn't their main revenue stream). The sermon ID is at 00:25 and the phone number is at the end of the clip. Maybe you could give it to someone who needs to hear it.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jun 8, 2012 12:22:26 PM

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