It should be a surprise to no sentient being that
by coming out in favor of marriage equality; President Obama opened the
floodgates for the anti-gay crazies. Mind you, this is not his fault, nor is it
really a bad thing. I mean, it’s not like these people haven’t always been out
there hating gays. But when the tide starts turning toward equality and
justice, those against such a turn are going to fight that tide every inch of
This is, perhaps, especially true in North
Carolina since they just passed their whole "gays marrying is horrible"
Enter Charles L. Worley, pastor at Providence
Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina. I would say that Obama’s
marriage equality announcement inspired Worley’s May 13 sermon, but "inspired"
is just not the right word to use for such a hate-filled rant.
"Our president getting up and saying that it was
alright for two men to marry or two women to marry. I tell you right now I was
disappointed bad," Worley says, "but I’ll tell you right there, as sorry as you
can get the Bible’s against it, God’s against it, I’m against it, and if you’ve
got any sense, you’re against it."
Got that? The Bible, God, and Worley all agree.
Which means you must agree, otherwise you’re an idiot. The problem is, of
course, that the Bible doesn’t say anything about marriage equality, and I have
a hunch Worley doesn’t have a direct line to God. Because if he did, God would
change His number and unfriend Worley on Facebook. Why? Because of what he says
"I figured a way to get rid of all the
lesbians and queers," Worley says in his sermon, delivered on Mother’s Day
for Christ’s sake. "But it couldn’t get past the congress. 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 for the queers and the homosexuals and
have that fence electrified so they can't get out. Feed 'em, and you know what,
in a few years, they'll die out. Do you know why? They can’t reproduce."
Oh, wow. This plan is such a great combination of
various human rights abuses. It’s hard to know where to even begin, although I
suspect that someone’s been brushing up on his WWII history and cruising the
First of all, where would these big fenced areas
be built? And would there be two separate areas, one for lesbians and another
for queers and homosexuals? I’m assuming yes since you want to stop
reproduction. Also, what is the difference between queers and homosexuals for
the sake of this argument? You indicate that the areas would be in the
neighborhood of 100-150 miles long, but how wide (it seems like a really
critical detail. Six feet like a jail cell or a grave maybe)? When you say,
"drop some food" do you mean, like, once, or on a continual basis? And, really,
why bother with food at all if your intention is to "get rid" of them? Heck,
why bother with this plan at all if you want them all dead? There are quicker
ways to kill people. But maybe in your mind your plan allows the whole thing to
be put in God’s hands thus making it all very Christian nice-nice.
A bigger question is that once this plan is
completed, what do you propose be done with all of the straight people who keep
giving birth to gay people?
"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers,"