N.C. pastor suggests fencing in gays, leaving them to die


Charles L. Worley of the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., is shown in a video suggesting that gays and lesbians should be rounded up behind an electric fence.

Worley, in a May 13 sermon denouncing President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, said, “I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers. Build a great, big, large fence – 150 or 100 mile long – put all the lesbians in there, [drop some food down] …Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. …And you know what, in a few years, they’ll die out.”

The video was posted to the Web on May 21.

A protest at the North Carolina church is planned for May 27.

Worley says he believes what he said.

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