Thousands Turn Out In Protest of NC Pastor’s Comments
May 29, 2012 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
On Sunday, thousands of people turned out to peacefully protest outside of the Justice Center in Newton, North Carolina with a mission to spread love and acceptance in the face of Pastor Charles Worley’s hateful comments.
The demonstration, which included LGBT individuals and straight allies from across North Carolina, was spurred after a video of Pastor Worley's plan to round-up LGBT individuals into death camps went viral.
So far over 82,000 people have spoken out against Pastor Worley’s disturbing comments. If you haven’t already taken action, sign our petition now.
In case you haven't heard the comments the Baptist minister delivered from the pulpit on May 13, he expounded:
“I figured a way out, a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers…build a great big large fence, a hundred, fifty, hundred miles long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the samething with the queers and the homosexuals – and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. Feed them and you know what – in a few years they’ll all die out. Do you know why – they can’t reproduce.”
Image credits: (c) Kevin Flebbe/HRC
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