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Concentration Camp For Gays Pastor: America Reacts With Petitions And Protest

by David Badash on May 22, 2012

in Actions,Bigotry Watch,Civil Rights,News,Politics,Religion

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America is reacting to North Carolina Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church, who reportedly twice this month called for the mass murder of the world’s homosexuals, including musing about how to kill off the entire gay population: Pastor Worley told his parishioners that he wants to airlift and drop all “lesbians” and all “queers and homosexuals” into an electrified fenced-in area so they can die out. Now, there is a planned protest, and petitions, and requests to the IRS to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status. Cable news networks, including CNN and MSNBC have also reported on Pastor Worley’s hate speech.

READ:

Anderson Cooper And Martin Bashir Take On Genocide For Gays Pastor

Pastor Who Suggested Genocide-Like Concentration Camps For Gays Loses Website

Genocide? Pastor Says Kill All ‘Queers And Homosexuals’ By Airlifting Into Electric Pen

 

Here’s a list of petitions you can sign, and a local protest you can attend — or let folks in the area know about if you’re not local. Also, a link to the IRS and state officials where you can request they investigate the church and the pastor for violating the tax regulations.

On Facebook, the Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate page is doing an excellent job of keeping track of petitions, but they are also organizing a protest rally that will take place on Sunday, in front of Pastor Worley’s church. Fortunately, they’re working in conjunction with local law enforcement so they can’t get shut down. Smart move! Unfortunately, the Catawba County Board of Education, where the police told the protesters to congregate, is trying to interfere. They’re asking for local attorneys to assist them — know anyone?

PROTEST RALLY

Protest: Providence Road Baptist Church. Details on Facebook:

Sunday, May 27, 2012 10:00am until 1:00pm

3283 Providence Mill Rd, Maiden, NC 28650

We are organizing a PEACEFUL protest against Pastor Worley’s bigoted and hate filled rhetoric. Regardless if you are gay or straight, Christian or not… this rhetoric is dangerous and harmful. Taking a peaceful stand for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is paramount.

They add:

This event is a peaceful protest organized in the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi. All participants of this direct action must vow to remain peaceful and non-violent. We will not scream, shout or taunt Pastor Worley or his church’s members. We will not vandalize, threaten or injury property or persons. We will allow law enforcement to handle harassment and disputes that may arise. Protest Peace Keepers will be in charge and will provide instructions.

 

FACEBOOK GROUPS

Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate

Revocation of Providence Road Baptist Church’s 501(c)(3) Status

 

PETITIONS

Change.org: Pastor Charles L. Worley: Step down as Pastor of Providence Road Baptist Church in North Carolina

Human Rights Campaign: Pastor’s Shocking Plan to Starve LGBT People to Death

 

GOVERNMENT ACTIONS

IRS: Contact the IRS and complete this PDF form (instructions included)

North Carolina Secretary Of State: Contact the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section

 

 

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{ 8 comments }

Scott_Rose May 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Of course what really should be happening is that the congregation should be cutting Worley loose, but don't hold your breath. Never mind all the protests — make it about revoking his tax exempt status so that the gay bashing jerk-offs in his congregation understand what this is about.

CastleRockBear May 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

if one person hears the voice of reason, and accepts that this should not be tolerated, then by protesting what he has said and done is well worth it…one misguided individual at a time

Coxhere May 23, 2012 at 8:21 am

Unfortunately, the homophobes don't understand anything. They twist the truth to fit their homophobic values, attitudes, and beliefs. But they don't have any understanding except for how they twist things to suit their Bible "interpretations. Revoking a tax exempt status is "understood" as discriminating against and being a part of the "tribulation" of God's "elect." I know. I was raised in this crap.

BearFlagCitizen May 22, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Not for nothing, but gays protesting against this bigot isn't going to do anything. All he'll do is point his finger at GLBT people and say, "Look how gays hate god and christians,"

What NEEDS to happen is for Christians, the real ones who follow Jesus' example not some twisted sick version conservatives and evangelical radicals are trying to sell, to stand up against this bigot and tell him in no uncertain terms that his rhetoric and hatred is not welcome in the Christian communion. Christians need to stand up against those self-claimed Christians who smear the Christian faith.

CastleRockBear May 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm

They are and have, you just have to look for them, I have…a long time ago :)

CastleRockBear May 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm

check out http://johnshore.com (EXCELLENT READING) and http://www.thechristianleft.org/
it is enlightening :)

wwjdmothermary May 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I think Rev Worley would be surprised to know that his concentration camp plan cannot work because people are BORN the way they are. His congregation/church is probably producing people right now for his planned Hitler type camp. Also, remember that those that protest too much are probably guilty of the matter they protest. Pray for this sick man who has the pulpit to preach his hate to anyone that will listen.
Mother Mary

olivelevel June 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

This is just a bunch of histrionics. All the pastor is doing is teaching what is common in practically all fundamentalist and evangelical churches. You aren't even correctly representing what he said. He specifically said he wanted to feed the people inside the fence. You are representing that he encourage starving them. It isn't genocide he's encouraging. Genocide is killing off a people based on their ethnicity. All he is doing is encouraging what was public policy in every state in the United States prior to 1967, which is confining people based on deviate sexual conduct. It isn't a violation of his 501 c(3) status, because he isn't advocating people vote for a particular political candidate. Settle down and think about how your own like Jerry Sandusky are damaging your cause. Political pendulums tend to swing, just like gays from an oak tree.

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