Monday, 28 May 2012


New audio has surfaced of a revolting gay-bashing North Carolina pastor suggesting homosexuals should die. According to the Providence Road Baptist Church's website, Charles L. Worley has served as pastor since 1976. This pastor of Providence Road Baptist Church came under fire in May 2012 after a YouTube video showed him calling for gays and lesbians to be locked behind an electrified fence and left to die. (The term 'gay' is used to describe both homosexual men and lesbian women but has become particularly associated with homosexual men. During this post, I shall refer to homosexual men as gays and homosexual women as lesbians)

The Good As You, an LBGT blog, dug up a 1978 audio clip of a preacher identified as Worley fondly recalling the days when gays and lesbians would have “hung” from a tree. The pastor hissed in the audio clip; “We're living in a day when it saddens my heart to think homosexuals can go around, bless God, and get the applause of a lot of people, lesbians and all the rest of it. Forty years ago they would've hung, bless God, from a white oak tree! Wouldn't they? Amen.” unquote

I don’t ever remember a homosexual being hung forty years ago because he or she was a homosexual. There was a young gay student who was beaten to death by two young punks because he was a homosexual. They got life in prison. This really stupid pastor is trying to convince his followers that homosexuals 40 years ago were at risk of being hanged by vigilantes. They were often beaten but never hanged.

Worley's most recent homophobic comments came during a sermon on May 13, four days after President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage, according to the YouTube video.

This creep ranted on his video; “Build a great, big, large fence, 150- or 100-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.” unquote
Why did this fool use the words ‘queers’ and ‘homosexuals’ in the same sentence? This silly boob must think that ‘queers’ and ‘homosexuals’ have different meanings. They are actually synonyms for each other. He should have used the word ‘gays’ instead.

When asked what was to happen to them after they were imprisoned in his fenced- in enclosure. He replied; “Feed 'em, and you know what? In a few years they'll die. Do you know why? They can't reproduce.” I hardly think that they would die in only a few years.

Regardless if you are homosexual or straight, Christian or not, this kind of rhetoric is dangerous and harmful. But is it really contrary to human rights legislation?

There has always been formidable issues with us that have continued to remain unanswered concerning the restrictions that ought to be imposed on specific sections of human rights legislation with the view of the public’s interest in mind. For example, some persons may consider that oral or written statements tending to cause disharmony between heterosexuals and non-heterosexuals are obnoxious to community values and persons who use disparaging commentary ridiculing this particular minority should be subjected of some form of penalty. Others may consider such statements as legitimate exercises of individual freedom even if the making of such obscene commentary is harmful to certain members of the community. Others simply don’t think about the issues at all.

In our modern era, there is a growing belief that the solutions to these problems can be achieved by deliberate and calculated reform of the law through legislation. As an example, the Don’t ask, don’t tell legislation that was applied in the American armed forces is an example of such legislation. But as we all know, it didn’t work the way it was supposed to and it was later rescinded.

Some will argue that such a proposed reformation of the law might thereby fracture and reshape the existing law with respect to the freedom of speech and commentary with unpredictable consequences. Another consequence of such a change would tend to remove decisions of the questions of public morality from the citizens of the community itself and simply leave it solely to the judges to interpret. Then the rhetorical question that may be asked is— what makes the courts superior to politicians, bureaucrats and academics as custodians of individual freedom and public interest?

The question that must be on everyone’s mind by now is this. Can a pastor of a church condemn homosexualism? Legally, yes. Pastors are always referring to the Bible for their sources and in Leviticus 20:13, it says; If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable sin.” unquote There are variations of that line but the message is the same. If a pastor wants to say that it is a sin to disobey biblical law, he has the right to do so. He can even say that such a violator may go to Hell.

However, Pastor Worley went beyond the bounds of his church in his so-called teachings. He indirectly implied that such sinners should be eliminated from the human race when he said that gays and lesbians should live in two enclosed spaces, be fed and die out in a few years. Do you remember who it was that said something like that in the last century and what it is called? It was Adolf Hitler and it was called genocide.

Worley wants the homosexuals and lesbians placed in separate camps surrounded by electric fences. Hitler said in a speech on the 7th of August 1920 in the City of Saltsburg; “This Jewish contamination will not subside—this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst.” That also included the Jewish women and children.

Worley says he wants the homosexuals and the lesbians to become extinct. His exact words were; “In a few years they'll die. Do you know why? They can't reproduce.”

During Hitler’s conversation with Josef Hell in 1922, he said in part; “If I am ever really in power, the destruction of the Jews will be my first and most important job. As soon as I have power, I shall have gallows after gallows erected, for example, in Munich on the Marienplatz-as many of them as traffic allows. Then the Jews will be hanged one after another, and they will stay hanging until they stink. They will stay hanging as long as hygienically possible. As soon as they are untied, then the next group will follow and that will continue until the last Jew in Munich is exterminated. Exactly the same procedure will be followed in other cities until Germany is cleansed of the last Jew!” His dream was that all Jews everywhere in the world would be annihilated.

Is there really a difference between the fate that Worley has in mind for the gays and lesbians in the world than what fate Hitler dreamed of with respect to the Jews of the world? I think not.

In my opinion, this pastor is advocating genocide. Not in the manner that Hitler had in mind but he is definitely advocating the genocide of two groups of people living on our planet—gays and lesbians. What makes this extremely gross is that such a proposal is being proclaimed by a man of the cloth.

Are his words not in conflict with the law? The Proxmire Act is contained in Chapter 50A of the US law code, Title 18 (Crimes and Criminal Procedure), Part I (Crimes). Section 1091 deals specifically with Genocide. It says the following:

“Whoever, whether in time of peace or in time of war, in a circumstance described in subsection (d) and with the specific intent to destroy, in whole or in substantial part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group as such – subsections (4) & (5) subjects the group to conditions of life that are intended to cause the physical destruction of the group in whole or in part; imposes measures intended to prevent births within the group.” unquote

The law also says that “Whoever directly and publicly incites another to violate subsection (a) shall be fined not more than $500,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both.” unquote

Is this pastor not advocating that the government destroy gays and lesbians? According to the World English Dictionary, the meaning of ‘ethnic’ is “relating to or characteristic of a human group having racial, religious, linguistic, and certain other traits in common.

I think living the lives as homosexuals is another trait that is common in our world and as such, homosexuals living in the United States are protected from the act of genocide as per American law.

Anyone in the United States advocating genocide can be subjected to a penalty that includes a fine of not more that $500,000 and five years in prison. Now it is time for the federal authorities to step in and put an end to the ravings of this particular horrible man.

At no time did this wayward pastor’s savior, Jesus Christ advocate the imprisonment and final extinction of gays and lesbians. In fact when he was confronted with a fallen woman who was to be stoned, he looked at the men who wanted to kill her and said to them, “He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.” It appears that Worley is rhetorically claiming that he is without sin and wants to be the one who casts the first stone against the gays and lesbians.

According to the Baptist’s doctrine, Christians should oppose racism, every form of greed, selfishness, and vice, and all forms of sexual immorality, including adultery, homosexuality, and pornography. Their doctrine also states that every Christian should seek to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love. Is imprisoning homosexuals and lesbians so that they will die out a sign of brotherly love? I hardly think so. The Church’s doctrine also states that in order to promote these ends, Christians should be ready to work with all men of good will in any good cause, always being careful to act in the spirit of love without compromising their loyalty to Christ and His truth. Is imprisoning homosexuals so that they will die out an act of love and is not doing this in conflict with Jesus’ teaching that he who is without sin should cast the first stone. Obviously Worley is a hypocrite.

I am surprised that the senior authorities of the Baptist Church have not defrocked this man. Are they afraid of him? Have they forgotten the role that the German pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer had in fighting racism and what he also said during the Hitler regime in Germany?

In April, 1933, Bonhoeffer raised the first voice for church resistance to Hitler's persecution of Jews, declaring that the church must not simply “bandage the victims under the wheel, but jam the spoke in the wheel itself.”

Because of his fight against racism, he was executed there by hanging at dawn on April 9, 1945, just two weeks before soldiers from the United States 90th and 97th Infantry Divisions liberated the camp, three weeks before the Soviet capture of Berlin and a month before the capitulation of Nazi Germany.

Are the Baptist Church authorities going to jam the spoke in Pastor Worley’s wheel? They can pity him because in my opinion, he must be suffering from some form of mental illness but that doesn’t mean that they should forgive him for his outrageous rants.

The tax authorities in the United States should revoke his tax exemption because he is doing something that is in conflict with respect to the law pertaining to tax exemptions. For a church to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization (such as a church) must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.

Since this wayward pastor is rhetorically suggesting that the government of the United States place the gays and lesbians behind electrified fences that are 100 miles square and let them die off in a few years and because he says he is against President Obama’s views about gay and lesbian marriages, his words are in direct conflict with 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Governments like punishing stupid people who stretch their rights beyond what is appropriate. I realize that even if his church loses its tax exception and he is fined and imprison for his stupid and harmful words, this won’t stop this religious freak from saying the same stupid harmful words in the future. I strongly doubt that he will change. Obstinacy is the surest proof of stupidity. Is there anything that is so obstinate more than a religious blockhead whose actions are identical to an stubborn ass? Certainly a religious blockhead is the worst of all blockheads.

I think Pastor Charles L. Worley’s upbringing may have contributed to his stupidity. Is this blockhead a leader of his church seeking public adoration for himself or is he like a fat lapdog who after being given scraps after dinner, is never satisfied until he gets more?

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