Monday, May 21, 2012

YIKES !!! unbelievable ...

Look at the picture of this lovely church. It is the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina and it proudly considers itself “the home of old time religion”. Now take a look at the pastor of that church, Charles Worley.

They sure look benign don’t they? The good pastor even has this statement on his “Pastor’s Page” : Thank you for visiting our Web Site. Our heart's desire is to spread the Gospel to as many people as possible before our Lord's return.

Now listen to what that same pastor had to say in his rant against President Obamas endorsement of same sex marriage. “Let’s put all the queers and lesbians behind electric fences and let them die. 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...and you know what, in a few years, they'll die you know why? They can't reproduce!"

Can you believe the stupidity of that statement … and how can they, in good faith, spread the “word of God” and have it couched in such terms of hatred ? I am not a churchgoer but if I were I would certainly choose one that preached love of our fellow man … not death to those who didn’t follow our beliefs.

The one thing that our world does not have enough of is LOVE and I believe that we should embrace it in whatever form it comes.


Blogger Diana said...

Hi Ginnie,
This Pastor's words were in poor taste to be sure. I do go to church and I try to follow the word as it is written and live by my Faith.
Also as you may or may not know, I have been our church's secretary for eight years.
With all that being said, no matter what you believe, any Pastor or Clergy person worth their salt, wouldn't dream of using words like those.
The idea is to spread the word and love of God and Christianity in a way that EVERYONE feels welcome to attend a church of one's choice. I don't believe there should be any prejudice's involved.
Love Di ♥

4:47 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Jacobs said...

I wrote a blog post about this very thing on Friday:

7:03 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Ginnie, unfortunately there are a lot of similar minded preachers and followers out there. As former church goers, we have observed that those who profess to be Christians the loudest usually are the least Christian-minded.

4:10 AM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Somehow I see not a speck of Christianity in those words. Scary part is that some will take his word as Gospel.

4:42 AM  
Blogger Steve Rugel said...

This man is Gay and cannot deal with it. It's called projection and it is very obvious in this man's case. Like Ted Haggard, Jimmy Swaggart, etc., it is always those who doth protest too much - these men always turn up with a prostitute and some cocaine at some point. And anyone who continues to attend his church is just an imbecile. Christ said it best: At the judgment many will say I preached and did miracles in your name and I will say I don't know you. Others will say "I don't know you Jesus" and I will say "when you clothed the naked, fed the hungry, housed the homeless - that WAS me you were helping. I know you very well."

5:19 AM  
Blogger lucylocket said...

It's sad that such un-Christian words came from "a good Christian." Sad, but not so surprising to me. Intolerance and hate have become the norm in some segments of our society. Will it ever end or become worse? I worry.

6:17 AM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

His words are frightening and the most un-Christian words I can imagine. The only thing more dispicable than his words is the fact that he apparently has a large membership who agree. God does not live in that church.

7:38 AM  
Blogger ellen said...

Oh, Ginnie..
What a hate filled man. I just cannot understand such vehemence and twisted beliefs.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

This faux Christian need to be loudly denounced by those who have actually read the gospels and understand them.

In my Canada, such talk could be considered a crime, a hate crime. We recognize there are limits the free speech.

Such comments could lead to lynchings by even greater unstable people. Your nation has had far too long a history of lynching to risk seeing them reoccur.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Big John said...

As an atheist I am never surprised by what some pastors, imams, rabbis and 'priests' of all 'faiths' preach, and from what I can see, as a Brit, the USA has more than it's fair share of such evil nutters spouting messages of intolerance and hate. What scares me is that they seem to have so many followers.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

Oh that makes me feel so sick! You just cannot help stupid people! I would not entertain them for one second! Sad!

7:54 AM  
Anonymous schmidleysscribblins, said...

I find this comment appalling. Despite my husband's inclination to support Romney, I generally support Democrats, however, I don't support anyone in particular for the office of president next fall. I don't like Obama (I supported Hillary and thought she would have been an excellent president).

I am very sad the Democrats introduced the topic of gay marriage into the current political circus and for political gain too.

I hate the comments this Rev made, but I am not decided on same sex marriage for many reasons.

PS some one I love very much has announced she is gay and out of the closet, so I am very sensitive to this stuff. Dianne

11:31 AM  
Blogger possum said...

How sad... how very sad. Even sadder is that I am not that shocked anymore. Old Rush kinds knocks the shock off of things idiots say...
And I agree with Steve... this man is probably gay and in great fear of being found out. Seems that is usually the way these things work.
It is sad that words of hate like this came from a pulpit.
What happened to God is Love?

6:38 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

My wife just told me about this brouhaha last night. We just learn to expect stupidity from certain religious types, and we are not disappointed. You can kill all the gays, but the straights will produce a new generation of them in short order. It's the way the world works.

6:42 AM  
Blogger kenju said...

I am appalled by him and his words, Ginnie. They don't reflect my religion, nor any I am familiar with. He is disgusting.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Syd said...

Hate and bigotry is not something I want to associate with. I am not surprised by any of this. People learn from their parents and continue to spread hatred that they were taught. This is the South and there is still much hatred towards black people. Nothing surprises me anymore. After all, major atrocities were done in the name of religion for centuries.

6:14 AM  

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