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It's hard to tell what's more digusting: That Rev. Charles Worley of North Carolina is preaching about rounding up gays and lesbians and putting them behind an electrified fence to die out, or the fact that he has a congregation cheering him on. 

"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," said Worley in a May 13 sermon hate speech that was posted on YouTube yesterday (the gross video is below). "Feed ’em, and you know what...In a few years they’ll die. Do you know why? They can’t reproduce."

That Worley and his congregation are from North Carolina—where Amendment One (voiding civil unions and banning gay marriage) passed earlier this month—make this a very bad news cycle for LGBT rights in that state. Thankfully, there is a protest being organized by the Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate on Sunday. They write: 

We are organizing a PEACEFUL protest against Pastor Worley's bigoted and hate filled rhetoric. Regardless if you are gay or straight, Christian or not... this rhetoric is dangerous and harmful. Taking a peaceful stand for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is paramount.

And as promised, here's the pretty awful video of Worley in action: 


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