Protest planned outside western NC church

Rev. Charles Worley

May 23, 2012 12:36:02 PM PDT
Protests are being planned for Sunday outside a North Carolina church after its pastor said gays and lesbians should be kept inside an electrified fence.

Rev. Charles Worley's sermon at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden came just days after voters approved Amendment One, which is the referendum that defined marriage as between only a man and a woman.

The group planning the protest Sunday is asking for people opposed to Worley's comments to gather outside the church for a peaceful demonstration.

In his speech, a man, identified on YouTube as Worley, condemned President Obama's new stance on same-sex marriage and calls for gays and lesbians to be put in an electrified pen where they'll eventually die off.

"Build a great, big, large fence - 150 or 100 mile long - put all the lesbians in there," said Worley.

The video was reportedly filmed on May 13.

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