Protest planned after NC pastor suggests gay death camps
MAIDEN, N.C. — A protest is being organized after a Catawba County pastor suggested that gays be put in a fenced-in area where they would eventually die.
Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate plan on holding the protest from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, according to Facebook. The exact location has yet to be announced.
Organizers said they had to change the location of the event after an “overwhelming response.” They said to keep an eye on the page for updates.
More than 660 people said on Facebook they plan on going as of Wednesday morning. More than 3,000 were invited.
The YouTube video of Charles L. Worley, pastor of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, was uploaded Monday.
It begins with Worley commenting on Obama’s recent decision to publicly voice support toward same-sex marriage.
“The Bible’s against it. God’s against it. I’m against it. And if you’ve got any sense — you’re against it,” Worley shouts in the first 20 seconds of the clip.
Worley’s tirade continues to take a harsher turn.
“Build a great large fence — 50 or 100-miles long. Put all the lesbians in there; and fly over and drop some food,” Worley began.
“Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals; and have that fence electrified until they can’t get out,” Worley continued.
“Feed them and… In a few years they’ll die out,” Worley said, nodding his head in the video.
The video lasts for another 60 seconds, during which Worley continues to criticize gays and President Obama.
Earlier this month, Sean Harris, the pastor of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, gained controversy after telling parents they should punch gay-appearing children.