Sunday, May 12, 2013

North Carolina "Baptist" pastor sounds like a match for Phelps and Westboro in Kansas


Anderson Cooper has a brief report on the anti-gay rants of a certain Charles Worley at the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC, about 50 miles north of Charlotte, oddly a town where Apple has a major data center. 
  
Cooper interviews a member of the church about the curious anti-logic of Worley’s prescriptions, and gets nowhere with logic.  The link is here.   I won’t embed this one.  Cooper has said before that he doesn't like to run stories on anti-gay religious extremists, because it gives them the attention they crave. But he did it this time.  
   
Bur the Christian Post ran a story in which Worley “justified” his rants, that are on the level of Fred Phelps of Westboro, and even Paul Cameron back in the 1980s. All of this is pretty graphic.  It does remind one of the “quarantine” talk of the 1980s, and worse. 


Update:

Here's the church, here's the people, open your hand, here's the steeple.

Note the sign: "Working for God isn't a part time job".  There are a lot of small fundamentalist church in the area, and many of the homeowners around Maiden appear to be poor. The church is about four miles east of town. 

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