Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Put Them In Cages? Really?

  I'm not even sure where to start...

The Reverend Charles L. Worley of the Providence Road Baptist Church doesn't like gays. I mean really doesn't like gays at all. That said, the good Reverend being filled with the Holy Spirit and God's boundless love had a few things to say about what we ought to do with pretty much anyone who isn't straight sexually.

Watch the video...


 If I'm a Christian and had the opportunity to speak to Mr. Worley I'm not sure what I'd say. Bigotry dies hard and slow in places like North Carolina. Some will defend this man's right to his religious beliefs, some will say he's only defending God's word, others will say he's defending nature and the natural course on how things were meant to be in our world. (Clearly, he won't be voting for the Christian in the next Presidential election. How about that?)

I think I would simply not bother. Instead of hoping for a last minute conversion, I'll just let Father Time do his thing. This man will likely be received at the pearly gates sometime in the next 15-20 years or so and he can take his ignorance and hate with him. As those like-minded members of his generation leave this world, we can look forward to a time (yes, look forward to a time) where this type of immoral hatred cloaked in the robes of the clergy is reduced to something rare.

Religion is at its best when its used as a force of good to help people cope with their existence on Earth and for many, prepare them for whatever comes next. Religion is at its worst when it reverts back to its harsher First Testament tone. Salvation by coercion isn't really salvation at all. Its the kidnapping of a soul. Its bullying on a Heavenly scale.
Gay rights have come a long way in a fairly short period of time. We know how it ends. At some point, Americans will embrace the freedoms promised in our Constitution and of course embrace gay marriage. At some point we'll ask ourselves why it was ever a big deal.


For now, perhaps should gather up Rev. Worley, the Rev. Fred Phelps and all the others of their ilk and put them in a cage. We can drop food in for them every now and then.


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