In the latest of what feels like a sudden explosion of hate speech from the pulpit is a call for mass murder of gay people from a Kansas preacher.
Dan Savage and the president of the National Organization for Marriage have agreed to a polite "dinner-table debate" — on a few conditions.
A lesbian who has attended multiple sermons at Rev. Charles Worley's church in North Carolina since the 1980s said that the antigay pastor's violent words are typical of his views. "I recall, as a younger person, listening to those kind of comments on an occasion or two," she told journalist David Pakman. She added, "I'm saddened but I'm not surprised." After coming out, the woman said stopped attending services, but still has family members who frequent the Providence Road Baptist Church.
Decades before antigay pastor Charles Worley said lesbians and "queers and the homosexuals" should be rounded up, placed in camps surrounded by electric fences and left to die "so the won't reproduce," the pastor described other violently homophobic acts against gay people during a sermon.
Pastor Charles Worley of Maiden, N.C.'s Providence Road Baptist Church recently told his congregation that lesbians and "queers" should be rounded up, placed in camps with electrified fencing, and left to die.
John Fiala, a former Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at gunpoint, has been convicted of trying to hire a hit man to kill the boy, reports Dallas News.
A Northern California Presbyterian body has refused to rebuke a minister for performing same-sex weddings.