At the rate we’re going, we might need to create a special Rewrite category dedicated to North Carolina pastors. Violent rhetoric against gays and lesbians continued to be spewed from the pulpits over the weekend.
Pastor Charles Worley told his congregation at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina he wants to put an electric fence around gays and lesbians in order to make sure they “die out.” And that’s a quote.
In our book, he officially overtook Sean Harris as the Most Offensive Pastor in the state of North Carolina. In Harris’ hot mess hate sermon, as we mentioned before, he encouraged church-goers to vote against marriage equality, make “butch” daughters “smell like girls” and punch effeminate boys.
They’re making people like Rev. Dr. William J. Barbero of Goldsboro, North Carolina seem like a rarity. In a recent Rewrite segment, Lawrence O’Donnell honored Barbero, who so eloquently spoke out against the constitutional amendment banning marriage equality in that state.