Democracy Has Prevailed.

May 22, 2012

HE Has A Plan!

Via Huffington Post:

And here's the story from the Gaston Gazette:
"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers: build a great, big, large fence -- 150 or 100 miles 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."

These are the words of a Maiden pastor whose May 13 sermon was posted to YouTube.

Charles L. Worley, the pastor of Providence Road Baptist Church, made the comment as part of a sermon that slammedPresident Barack Obama’s support of gay marriage.

“God have mercy,” Worley said in the video. “It makes me puking sick to think about. I don’t even know whether or not to say this in the pulpit -- can you imagine kissing some man?”
According to the deacon of the church, Worley commented on his sermon on Sunday. He did not apologize for the comments, but rationalized them with verses from the Old Testament.
My guess is that it the verse the good pastor is referring to is Leviticus 20:13:
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
I wonder, however, when Pastor Worley will be calling for death camps for adulterers. This is Leviticus 20:10:
And the man that committeth adultery with another man's wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Same language, right?  Same chapter, right?  Perhaps even the same page of the Bible.  Why no calls for the extermination of adulterers?

The scarier part of this story is the news that members of the congregation can be heard yelling "amen!" during Worley's faith based insanity.

Hitchens was right, when he said that, "you can get away with the most extraordinary offenses to morality and to truth in this country if you’ll just get yourself called Reverend."

Here endeth the lesson.

1 comment:

spork_incident said...

Hell, eating a cheeseburger is a serious no-no, Biblically speaking, but Fundies have managed to create a theology ("The New Covenant") which allows them to ignore the Words of God they find to be inconvenient.

It's a racket that has worked well for them so, kudos!