A North Carolina pastor's anti-gay sermon has gone viral, with heavy news coverage on Monday on major news broadcasts such as CNN's Anderson Cooper's 360. The sermon features several derrogatory statements toward homosexuals by Pastor Charles L. Worley, including his suggestion to herd gays and lesbians into an enclosed electrified fence and feed them until they "die out."
Of our president getting up and saying it was all right for two women to marry, for two men to marry, I tell you right now, I was disappointed bad. But I’ll tell you right there, it’s as sorry as you can get. The Bible’s agin’ it, God’s agin’ it, I’m agin’ it, and if you’ve got any sense, you’re agin’ it.
I had way, I figured a way out, a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers, but I couldn’t get it passed through Congress. Build a great big large fence, 100..50 or 100 miles 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 ’til they can’t get out. And feed ‘em. And you know what? In a few years they’ll die out. Do you know why? They can`t reproduce.
If a man ever has a young ‘un, praise god it’ll be the first one. All of these… It’s just as well…I’m gonna preach the hell out of all of them. Hey I’ll tell you right now. I ain’t gonna vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover!
You said, ‘Did you mean to say that?’ You’d better believe I did!
God have mercy it makes me puking sick to think about…I don’t even know whether you ought to say this in the pulpit or not. Could you imagine kissing some man? My god I love you fellas, but not that much.
The sermon originally appeared on the church’s own website, but the video – and the entire website – was taken down once the video went viral. The church’s tagline on their website reads “The Home of old time Religion.” Further digging into the pastor’s past has revealed audio from a 1970′s sermon in which the pastor states “Living in a day when you know what, it saddens my heart to think that homosexuals can go around, bless God, and get the applause of a lot of people, lesbians and all the rest of it. Bless God forty years ago they would’ve hung’em, bless God, from a white oak tree! Wouldn’t they? Amen.”
Worley has been a pastor at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina since 1976. The community there is divided over the pastor’s words. An anti-hate organization is planning a protest on Sunday. So far the pastor and church officials have been silent on the video.