Maiden, NC —
Pastor Charles L. Worley of the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina has called for the death of lesbians, queers and homosexuals.
Worley told his congregation during a sermon that gay people should be left to die behind an electrified fence.
"I figured a way out. A way to get rid of all of lesbians and queers but I couldn't get it past the Congress," Worley said from the pulpit. "Build a great big large fence, 50 or 100 mile long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. And have that fence electrified till they can't get out. Feed 'em, and … And you know what? In a few years they'll die out. Do you know why? They can't reproduce."
When he added, "Somebody said, 'Who you gonna vote for?' I ain't gonna vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover," some in the crowd could be heard responding with "Amen."
Video of the sermon, which was posted on the group's website, has since been removed.
Appearing on CNN's Anderson cooper 360
, Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of Interfaith Alliance, rebuked Worley's message.
"In one fell swoop, this angry minister managed to discredit from his pulpit both the constitution of the United States and the compassion that we find in the Bible. And additionally he did a very dangerous thing by planting seeds of hatred in sick minds that in the right circumstances can act on them and do the kind of violence that has no place in our world."