MAIDEN, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) — A North Carolina pastor has come under fire after calling for gays and lesbians to be killed off by keeping them locked up behind an electrified fence.
During his sermon at the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, Pastor Charles Worley said he figured out a way to “get rid of all the lesbians and queers.”
“Build a great big, large fence – 100 miles long – put all the lesbians in there, fly over and drop some food,” Worley said during his May 13 sermon. “Do the same thing with the queers and homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out … and in a few years they will die out.”
Worley went out to say that gays and lesbians will die off because “they can’t reproduce.”
The Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate posted a clip of the sermon on YouTube which has gone viral.
“I was horrified. I was shocked,” Laura Tipton, member of the group, told CBS Charlotte. “I was hurt to hear him say such horrible things about the LGBT community. Those words were absolutely horrific.”
The group will be holding a protest against the church this upcoming Sunday morning. Tipton is expecting some 250 people to show up.
“In his newest sermon, Pastor Worley invited us to come demonstrate at the church,” Tipton said. “I think the congregation will either be very shocked or very silent.”
Worley also said in the video that he will not vote for President Obama because he is a “baby killer and a homosexual lover.”
“God have mercy, it makes me puking sick,” Worley said during the sermon. “Could you imagine kissing some man?”
The church’s website says, “We offer NO apologies in believing the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible is the inerrant Word of God.”
CBS Charlotte has reached out to Pastor Worley for comment.