According to Reuters, more than 1,000 protesters gathered in a small North Carolina town on Sunday to denounce a Baptist minister’s sermon from two weeks ago in which he called for gays and lesbians to be locked up behind an electrified fence:
More than 1,000 people on Sunday protested a small-town North Carolina Baptist minister’s sermon calling for gays and lesbians to be locked up behind an electric fence, a fire-and-brimstone speech viewed hundreds of thousands of times on the Internet since given two weeks ago.
Protesters gathered in front of the Justice Center in Newton waving signs with messages such as “Will God judge me for loving or hating?” and “Don’t Fence Me In.”
Some people dressed in rainbow colors, and entire families chanted “Preach Love Not Hate,” angered by comments from Pastor Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in nearby Maiden during a sermon on May 13.
Worley told his congregation the Bible and God opposed homosexuality and that gay and lesbian people should be fenced in.
“Build a great big large fence 50 or 100 miles long,” Worley said in a video of the sermon posted on YouTube by the Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate.
“Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. Have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. You know what, in a few years, they’ll die out. You know why? They can’t reproduce.”
Read more at the Huffington Post.