Protesters rally against a pastor's anti-gay sermon

May 27, 2012 8:30:33 PM PDT
Hundreds of protesters rallied against a pastor's anti-gay sermon given earlier this month.

Demonstrators gathered outside the Justice Center in Newton, just a few miles from Pastor Charles Worley's church in Maiden.

On May 13, Rev. Charles Worley's sermon at Providence Road Baptist Church was delivered just days after voters approved Amendment One, which is the referendum that defined marriage as between only a man and a woman.

In his speech, 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 of that sermon went viral.

Also on Sunday, Catawba County investigators were looking into Saturday night's botched attempt to burn down Worley's church.

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