'Lock gays behind electrified fence to kill them off'
New York: A North Carolina pastor spew hatred towards homosexuals when he called for the death of gays and lesbians by trapping them inside an electric fence and waiting for them to die.
According to a video posted on Monday on YouTube, this suggestion was given by Pastor Charles Worley during May 13 sermon.
“I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers,” the New York Daily News quoted Worley as saying.
“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.
“Feed ’em, and you know what? In a few years they’ll die. Do you know why? They can’t reproduce.”
Worley made the comments after admonishing President Obama’s much-publicized endorsement of same-sex marriage.
North Carolina, earlier this month had approved a constitutional ban on same sex marriage.
He also said that he won’t vote for “a baby killer and a homosexual lover.”
“It makes me pukin’ sick to think about — I don’t even know whether y’all can say this in the pulpit or not — can you imagine kissing some man?” Worley said.
According to the website of Providence Road Baptist Church, Worley has served as pastor there since 1976.
Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate (CVCAH), the group that posted the clip on YouTube, intends to protest against Worley and the church on Sunday, May 27.
“To hear this kind of hate being preached, this kind of intolerance, it hurt me, and I’m not even part of the LGBT community,” activist Laura Tipton, who organized the protest said.
Tipton, who lives in nearby Hickory, NC, said that she called the church and spoke to Worley after learning about the video.
“He invited us to come down, and even let us know what time the sermon starts,” she said, adding that Worley might be “trying to prove a point that he has nothing to hide,” she said.
Tipton insisted that the protest is not anti-Christian.
“This is not a protest against faith or religion.”
“I believe we will have Christians at this protest. This is against a man who has the power to mold minds and influence opinions . . . and this is the message you’re sending?” she added.