A Baptist pastor from North Carolina has made headlines in the US for a sermon attacking President Barack Obama’s same-sex marriage support, where he suggests building an electric fence to put “lesbians, queers and homosexuals” in until they die out.
Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church offered the horrific solution to the so-called gay scourge in a May 13 address to his congregation.
“I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers, 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,” he said.
“And you know what, in a few years, they’ll die.”
“It makes me pukin’ sick to think about — I don’t even whether or not to say this in the pulpit — can you imagine kissing some man?”
Throughout the sermon, many of his congregants can be heard calling out “Amen”.
A local television station spoke to members of the church after the story broke, many of whom were supportive of his statements.
“He had every right to say what he said about putting them in a pen and giving them food. The Bible says they are worthy of death. He is preaching God’s word,” said church member Geneva Sims.
“Sometimes you’ve got to be scared straight. He is trying to save those people from Hell,” fellow member Stacey Pritchard said.
Video of the sermon and interviews with congregants below.