Monday, May 28, 2012

Pastor Charles Worley says that we should lock gay people in an electric fence.

Standing ovation greets Pastor Charles Worley, who made anti-gay statements

I don't even know what to say about this.  

Worley is met with cheers and claps when he says:

I figured a way out, a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers but I couldn’t get it pass the Congress – build a great big large fence, 50 or a hundred 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 so they can’t get out.
He seriously just advocated for concentration camps...and people wonder why the idea of a Christian theocracy scares the hell out of me.

He went on to say:
I tell ya right now, somebody said, 'Who you gonna vote for?' I ain’t gonna vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover! You said, ‘Did you mean to say that?’ You better believe I did!
Clearly a reference to President Obama, which may, ironically, be the statement that gets him in trouble since churches as 501c3 organizations are allowed to lobby for causes but not allowed to directly support any particular political figures.

Complaints have been filed, so they may loose their tax exempt status over this, but we will just have to wait and see.


  1. Worley was off base in many ways here - this kind of talk is not helpful for serious discussion about these important matters. Besides, how is this a real sermon?

    But fault can be found on all sides on this - sad -

  2. Well I certainly agree that it's not helpful to suggest we put people in concentration camps...his cheering audience doesn't do anything to help my impression of the Christian right either.

    I will say I think you, like most Christians, are more ethical than the bible Christians say they follow. As far as I can see by the bible's standards even Worley is being a bit "liberal." After all, it pretty unequivocally says we should skip the camps and kill them. (Lev. 20:13)

    Of course both of us were raised in a society that values personal choice and free choice and prefer a society where people can disagree without locking them up or killing them for just existing. Unfortunately Worley doesn't seem to think such values are laudable.