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[VIDEO] Pastor Condemns ‘lesbians and queers’ in Sermon Saying They ‘should be put in electrified pen to let them die off’
I am absolutely disgusted by this two-minute video and feel sick after hearing how he spoke about the homosexual community. Pastor Charles Worley, 71, decided it would be great to preach hate on Mother’s Day at Providence Road Baptist Church in North Carolina. Sadly, this Pastor who is supposed to preach about God‘s love for his children (all children) has condemned homosexuals for a very long time. A local television station was able to find a video from 1978 where his views seemed to be the same they are now.
‘We’re living in a day, when you know what, 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 – Bless God – 40 years ago they would have hung them – Bless God – from a white oak tree. Wouldn’t they? Amen. Sure they would,’ Mr Worley says on the previous recording.
Not only am I tired of hearing people judge me based on how they interpreted the Bible, but I’m fed up with us just sitting back and waiting for people to understand that we are harmless and would just like to love who we choose to love. This has nothing to do with politics or any “gay agenda“; I have enough shit going on in my life, I don’t need to be conspiring with the all the other gays about how we can ‘turn’ the rest of you breeders. Come on, how fucking ridiculous does that sound?! To me, it sounds just as stupid as believing in the Easter Bunny… He doesn’t exist, and neither does any agenda. Besides, if that was our ultimate goal, we would subsequently be condemning the human race to not exist because we’re very aware of how the reproductive system works
Also, it was hard enough to hear this man speak on something he knows NOTHING about, but hearing the cheers and ‘amens’ after what he said, was heartbreaking. I cannot believe that many people support this man and his hate-filled sermon. You are in Church to learn about God, forgiveness, love, and everything else the Bible teaches to instill good moral values. Instead, you listen to a man who is stuck in his ways, and has been since the 70′s (outdated), and ignore the lessons taught by the Bible. Who is more important to you: Pastor Charles Worley or God?
And here is what some of his congregation thinks (no wonder North Carolina is so screwed up, people like this live there):
- Outrage Brews Over Pastor’s Sermon on Homosexuals and Electrified Fences (fox8.com)
- Pastor Offers Suggestion For Dealing With ‘Queers’: Stick Them In An Electrified Pen Until They Die Out (mediaite.com)
- Pastor: Let’s Put ‘Queers’ in Pens Until They Die (640whlo.com)
- Catawba pastor’s anti-gay sermon sets off a firestorm (newsobserver.com)
- North Carolina Pastor Calls For Extermination of ‘Queers & Homosexuals’ (VIDEO) (inquisitr.com)
- Members stand behind pastor’s anti-gay sermon (wcnc.com)
- Pastor Worley has plan to get rid of ‘lesbians and queers’ (piedtype.com)
Clip provided by: Jeremy Hooper of the blog Good as You
I am disgusted by this man, the people who can be heard saying “Amen!” and frankly, anyone who views feminine boys and masculine girls as flawed and in need of abuse to stop them from behaving how they have naturally developed.
Sean Harris, senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayettesville, NC, made this anti-gay speech to his congregation and it has since made its way to the ears of many. As someone who’s representing ‘God‘ and suppose to instill good morals within those he preaches too, you’d think he’d be less ignorant, hateful, cruel, belittling and the list could go on and on.
The reason this issue was even something he chose to speak about is because he supports North Carolina’s proposed Amendment 1, which would outlaw same-sex marriage. I hope that this ridiculous audio recording will hope voters see why they shouldn’t support Amendment 1 and instead allow homosexuals, like myself, the right to be able and choose if we’d like to get married. If we were to preach such hateful things about this man and his congregation and try to stop them from getting married, all hell would raise. Ironically, he’s the one who says things I could never say to someone: beat your children if they act in a way that strays from the original idea of how boys and girls should act.
“So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, ‘Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,’ you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign her in. And you say, ‘Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.’”
- Gay Facebook Millionaire Stiffs NC Amendment Battle (bilerico.com)
- Idiot Films Himself Shooting Sign Against North Carolina’s Gay Marriage Ban [Video] (gawker.com)
- The North Carolina Legislature Really Doesn’t Like Gays (buzzfeed.com)
- Big Business Silent On NC Gay Marriage (wspa.com)
- A holy war over gay marriage (salon.com)
- NC gay marriage ban gets Sunday push in churches (wcnc.com)
- North Carolina ACLU and Equality NC launch video project against Amendment One (wilmingtonfavs.com)
- Gingrich Urges Support For Discriminatory Amendment, Warns Of Gay Marriage ‘Danger’ In North Carolina (thinkprogress.org)
- Pastor Speaks Out Against Amendment 1: ‘We Should Not Be Putting Discrimination Into Our Laws’ (thinkprogress.org)
- First Ads Go Up Against North Carolina’s Anti-Gay Amendment 1 (crooksandliars.com)
I’m sorry God, but what the fuck was that? Yes, I don’t go to church and if I ever did while this man was singing, you could bet your ass you would never see me set foot inside one ever again. After 20 seconds of listening to this angelic voice, I seriously contemplated shooting myself. And come on people, who the fuck in Salisbury, North carolina told this man that this was a great song and he should continue singing it in churches all over? That was just cruel. But fortunately for him, this song has made him ‘pretty famous these last few years’ as well as taken him ‘places (he) never thought (he) would go’. Yep, I absolutely believe that…
While going through youtube scoping out videos of people doing stupid shit during Hurricane Irene, I came across this:
They are lucky as all hell that the ‘Hurricane Irene’ was suddenly ‘Tropical Storm Irene’. There have been plenty of nice days, when people are thrown over freeways (obviously located close to the water) only to barely survive. And then you have these ‘dare-devils’ who go out during a fucking storm?! Yet, they made it out alive, and now fame is slowly creeping their way. Don’t you just love how stupidity pays the bills nowadays?
A mother of two is being treated in hospital after bludgeoning her young daughters to death with a hatchet before attempting to kill herself, police said.
Naiyana Patel, 33, is said to have killed her daughters, aged seven and four, then tried to take her own life after a failed pregnancy.
The bloodbath at the family’s home in Asheville, North Carolina, was discovered by her husband Lalji Patel, who found his daughters dead and wife injured on Saturday.
Investigators say Patel had tried to kill herself by using the hatchet to repeatedly strike herself in the head.
Mr Patel then came home to the horrific scene hours later after leaving work at Ash Pantry Food Store, the family-run convenience store in nearby Biltmore Village.
It is unclear whether Patel had suffered from a miscarriage or had an abortion when she reportedly killed daughters Jiya and Piya.
The mother-of-two was being treated for depression after her pregnancy did not reach the full term, according to reports.
She has since received surgical treatment at Mission Hospital, North Carolina, and is expected to make a full recovery.
Neighbour James Ratcliff told Fox News Carolina: ‘I’ve always stopped there [at the store], pretty much every day, and I talk to them, and to hear the kids in there, laughing and playing… to go by there this morning not to hear it, it’s… it’s sad.
Describing the moment Mr Patel came home to discover his daughters dead, another neighbour, who wished to remain anonymous, said she heard a ‘bloodcurdling scream’.
She said: We saw the father get out and get on his [moped] and leave, and as he went by he waved, very friendly, and then he left, and about, ten minutes after that, we heard these blood curdling screams. It was awful.
‘It was terrible. And, I just knew there was something wrong. As a mother, I knew there was something wrong, those screams were not just, you know, crying.’
Sameer Lakhani, a friend of the Patel family, told WYFF TV that he ‘could not sleep at night’ thinking about what had happened.
Ltnt Wallace Welch, interim chief of police, said officers were unsure whether Naiyana Patel had either had a miscarriage or an abortion.
He told WYFF TV: ‘Certainly, we’ve had speculation that there is either an elective abortion or a miscarriage – we’re not quite sure which.
‘There are larger definitions of what you consider right and wrong in her mental state and her capacity at the time of the incident.’
Ltnt Welch said they are giving the girls’ distraught father some space for now. Police investigators said the crime has been difficult even for the officers involved.
Ltnt Welch added: ‘Over years, we get pretty good at just compartmentalizing these kinds of things — shoving them away for another day. This one wasn’t going in that box.’
Relatives of Mr Patel are planning a funeral for the two girls, which will take place on Thursday.
No condition was available for Naiyana Patel. She remains hospitalized at Mission Hospital after undergoing surgery.
Dailymail - A boy whose obesity struggles led him to a school famous for helping kids lose weight was gunned down by his own mother before she killed herself.
Maryland police made the discovery Tuesday after a co-worker of Dr Margaret Ferne Jensvold said she hadn’t been heard from in days.
What they found were the bodies of the well-known psychiatrist, 54, and her 13-year-old son, Benjamin Barnhard, dead in their bedrooms.
Each died of gunshot wounds, and the state Medical Examiner’s office confirmed Benjamin was slain and Jensvold committed suicide.
Police said that newspapers piled up outside the home indicated the mother and child may have been dead for at least a few days.
Dr Jensvold, who specialised in women’s health, was divorced and living with her son in the upper-middle-class suburb of Kensington.
Benjamin had just graduated from the Wellspring Academy, a boarding school renowned for helping obese teens lose weight.
The school was the centrepiece of the Style Network TV program Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back.
Benjamin, who recently lost 100 pounds, was one of the North Carolina school’s latest success stories.
Mr Barnhard said: ‘Ben was a very sweet and loving child… just one of the kindest and sweetest kids a parent could ever wish to have.’
He said he last spoke with Dr Jensvold several days ago to arrange a time to pick up his only son from her house.
Mr Barnhard said he had no indication of any problems between his son and ex-wife.
‘She was always nice to Ben. Sometimes she could get a little frustrated with him, but she was always nice to Ben,’ he added.
Robert Baum, Jensvold’s divorce attorney, said his client was a devoted mother who limited her medical practice to care for her son, who had a variety of health problems.
She also insisted that Benjamin’s father receive visitation rights, even after a judicial master said he was inclined to deny visitation, Baum said.
‘Countless people will miss her warmth and compassion,’ Baum said in a statement.
Founded in 2004, the Wellspring Academy boasts a remarkable success rate in the fight against teen obesity.
The program utilizes a focus on academics, personal and group therapy and daily exercise to help students find success.
On average, students lose more than three pounds a week on their program, which is based on decades of research.
Last year, the Wellspring Academy was the setting for the Style Network TV series Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back, following five teens in their desperate bid to combat obesity.
In 1990, Jensvold filed a federal lawsuit against the National Institutes of Mental Health, where she had been a medical staff fellow.
She alleged that a male superior harassed her because she was female and fired her in 1989 before she could complete the third year of her fellowship program.
An eight-person jury found in Jensvold’s favour, but that decision was rendered moot in 1996 when a judge held that she did not have the right to a jury trial and called her version of events an ‘illusion’ and ‘widely exaggerated and skewed.’
‘She’s an incredible person. I know she struggled against significant adversity, personally and in her career, and overcame a lot of hurdles to do some wonderful research and be a really good practitioner,’ said Lynne Bernabei, an attorney who represented Jensvold in her case.
‘I think she had a great compassion for women and improving the lives of women through good health research, and she had a real passion for that,’ Bernabei said.
‘It wasn’t just a 9-to-5 job for her. She really cared.’
“GOP lawmakers in four states so far — Indiana, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Kansas — have defunded Planned Parenthood in their 2011 legislative sessions because some of the organization’s clinics provide abortions.”
Abortions are legal and should be a personal matter. Unfortunately, many conservative states do not see it that way and have taken the situation into their own hands. Planned Parenthood has offered many procedures, medications and assistance to women who didn’t have the resources. With the states pulling the funds, it has made it nearly impossible for low-income individuals to be able to even afford medication, yet along a procedure like an abortion. These women should have the ability and freedom to make their own decisions and just because they are lower on the pay scale, they should not be condemned.
These politicians may think what they’re doing is best in regards to the economy and morally, but again, it is not their place to make decisions based on their moral opinions. Who knows what situation could have led to the need for Planned Parenthood’s services (i.e. rape). I am outraged by these states and hope that no others follow in their footsteps.
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Yes, you read that right. You, the paramour, can get hit with a lawsuit that could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars.
They’re known as “alienation of affection” suits, when an “outsider” interferes in a marriage. The suits are allowed in seven states: Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Dakota and Utah.
The law allowing such legal action dates back to antiquated times when a wife was considered the property of a husband. A broken-hearted hubby could go after his wife’s lover — not with a gun, but with the law.
In modern times, the suits are filed for two reasons: money and revenge. Juries in North Carolina have handed out awards in excess of $1 million on multiple occasions.
“If your spouse is going to cheat, you really would like them to cheat with somebody who has a lot of money,” says Lee Rosen, a North Carolina divorce attorney who deals with alienation of affection cases on a daily basis.
And that’s why many legal experts are paying close attention to the Tiger Woods saga. Will his wife go after an alleged mistress?
Were any of his “transgressions” with someone who is married? If so, the jilted hubby might be able to go after the world’s richest golfer.
It doesn’t matter that Woods lives in Florida, a state where the suits aren’t allowed, legal experts say. If any of Woods’ professed “sins” took place in an alienation of affection state, look out.
“If he had been dating a married woman, there could be the potential for a lucrative recovery,” Rosen says. “You’ve got to have a really affluent paramour that makes for a good target.”
The suits rarely make it to trial. Usually, just the threat of such a lawsuit is enough for an out-of-court settlement.
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“When folks are getting divorced, the threat of having the person’s new boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife dragged into court and the dirty laundry aired … causes enormous pressure,” says Matt Steffey, a law professor at Mississippi College School of Law.
Mississippi has been rocked by a high-profile suit, filed this summer, involving everything from allegations of ski resort trysts to a secret journal ordered kept under seal by a judge.
Better yet, it involves a congressman who once co-sponsored legislation for President George W. Bush to declare 2008 the “National Year of the Bible.”
The son of a prominent federal judge in Mississippi, Chip Pickering was the rising GOP star of the state — hand-picked to succeed Trent Lott in the U.S. Senate. Then, everything unraveled.
Pickering decided not to run for re-election in 2008 after 12 years in the House. At the time, he said he wanted to spend more time with his family. He’s married with five children.
Like a tale from William Faulkner, who penned many a book on Mississippi elite with personal flaws, Pickering’s tumble has been staggering.
“Chip Pickering has fallen far faster than the surrender of Vicksburg,” Steffey says, referring to a key turning point in the Civil War, when Confederates gave up the Mississippi River town.
The real doozy came July 14, when Leisha Pickering filed the alienation of affection suit against her husband’s alleged lover, a socialite named Elizabeth Creekmore-Byrd.
“As a direct and proximate result of the negligent, wrongful and reckless misconduct and behavior of Creekmore-Byrd with Pickering,” the suit says, “plaintiff has suffered damage to the affection and consortium with her husband.”
So hush-hush is the case, lawyers on both sides have reached a confidential agreement to not discuss the case publicly.
The suit, in effect, has branded the once-proud congressman with a Scarlet “A.” “He had certainly fallen from the pinnacle of his professional life and his public life, but it had not yet become a public disgrace,” Steffey says. “And what this lawsuit did is it turned a fall into a disgrace.”
“There’s a particular cast of tragedy when people are undone, not by accidental misfortune, but by their own character defects.”
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Most states have abolished alienation of affection lawsuits. Proponents in the holdout states say the threat of such legal action helps protect the sanctity of marriage.
But, Steffey and Rosen say, alienation of affection suits do just the opposite: They result in already contentious divorces getting even more heated, and they leave behind a public trail of personal shortcomings and wild tales of infidelity.
“To allow these suits to go forward,” Steffey says, “is destructive to family life.”
“It’s much like dropping a nuclear bomb on a family,” Rosen says. “It really does damage the relationship between spouses. If there are children involved, it’s devastating for them.”
It would require legislative action for states to change the law. And anyone who tries that in a conservative state could get painted as a pro-divorce lawmaker who holds cheaters less accountable.
“It’s a very delicate matter legislatively,” Steffey says.
And as long as the law remains on the books, Rosen says, he’ll keep busy: “We have an obligation to pursue our clients’ rights.”
There is one way to avoid such suits: Respect marital vows.
Although most people, obviously, don’t act on this law, I do believe that it could come in handy in some cases. You would want to ensure that the “lover” was well aware that who they were sleeping with was married, which in most celebrity cases is rather obvious. Then again, I always hate when all of the blame gets transplanted onto the lover as opposed to the spouse, and could see people taking advantage of this law and doing exactly that. I guess what it comes down to is if you’re going to cheat, make sure your spouse is in on it and the person you choose has a lot of money; Oh, and you must live in one of those 7 states too.
Good luck out there!