How Not To Show Christian Love

It’s shocking to me the lengths that conservative Christians will go to when discussing homosexuality.  Some focus DC Comics and their recent announcement to bring a prominent character out of the closet. After watching DC Nation on Cartoon Network last Saturday and seeing the shorts with Vibe, my bet is on him! Others are still focused on President Obama’s announcement a few weeks ago that his views on same sex-marriage have evolved. Still others focus on the NAACP‘s announcement to support same-sex marriages (here and here). But, it’s not surprising that all have been silent about “Pastor” Charles Worley’s comments during a sermon:

“I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers,” he says in his sermon, delivered on May 13. “Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there… 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.” (HT)

Really? The “Pastor’s” solution is to put LGBT individuals in Internment Camps or Concentration Camps? I don’t know which is more disturbing, the fact that he said this in a “sermon” or the chorus of “Amen’s” that came from the “congregation” in response to his comments. Nothing shows the love of Christ like blatant discrimination and sheer contempt for one’s neighbor. Comments like this stand against the Gospel!

Shenanigans like this make me sick. And the fact that conservative Christian bloggers are silent about this type of nonsense from the pulpit…well, that saddens me, proving once again that they are overly critical of liberal Christians, but refuse to take a critical look in the mirror.

9 thoughts on “How Not To Show Christian Love

  1. He did say that food should be dropped into their compound! What a jerk. As a conservative Christian, I have the sheer displeasure of being lumped in with this nut.

    • Jason, I wouldn’t lump you in with him. I don’t have a problem with the majority of conservative Christians. It’s just when some pastor goes off on a rant like this and the Gospel Coalition, Christian Post, et al., are silent, we have a big problem that needs to be pointed out. Just imagine the response on those sites if a liberal Christian were to make some stupid comment about rounding up a group of people…

  2. Yeah, I hear you. This kind of rhetoric should be loudly and vehemently condemned by the organizations you mention and by all churches. Of course, it would only cement in their own minds that they are the minority on the matter, hence they are right. You know, because they’re not following the way of the world. *sigh*

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  4. I don’t understand why he wants to separate gay men from gay women, is he worried they’ll reproduce otherwise? 🙂 Sorry, lame joke.

    This guy is crazy and makes it ever more embarrassing to self-identify as a Christian for the rest of us.

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