Hating For Jesus: NC Pastor Charles Worley
You know that you’re not dealing with the highest of IQ’s when a pastor in reference to Obama’s endorsement of gay marriages responds, “The Bible’s agin’ it. God’s agin’ it. I’m agin’ it, and if you’ve got any sense, you’re agin’ it.”
After hearing someone make such an eloquent argument I am inclined to respond with an ad hominem attack liberally peppered with strong language. I shall refrain.
There’s really no point in responding to his ‘preaching’… ignorant and stupid people often have the most inflexible opinions and beliefs because, well, they’re ignorant and stupid.
However, not believing he had sufficiently made his case, Worley continued his rant with some bigoted bile:
I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers,” he says in his sermon, delivered on May 13. “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… And you know what, in a few years, they’ll die.
Wow. Invoking Nazi death camps in the name of Christian love?!? Do I really need to say anything else?
Does this mentally arthritic idiot know that the vast majority of gay people are born to straight people? Does he know that penning up gay people and waiting for them to die out won’t solve his “problem” because straight people will just continue birthing gay babies? Does he know that anyone who “can’t reproduce” would die out anyway, penned up or not?
“Does this mentally arthritic idiot know that the vast majority of gay people are born to straight people?” Let me answer that for you Victoria: probably not. You can’t fix stupid.
Here’s the biblical marriage that Worley is so adamantly ‘defending’…
The early church had no specific rite for marriage. This was left up to the secular authorities of the Roman Empire, since marriage is a legal concern for the legitimacy of heirs. When the Empire became Christian under Constantine, Christian emperors continued the imperial control of marriage, as the Code of Justinian makes clear. When the Empire faltered in the West, church courts took up the role of legal adjudicator of valid marriages. But there was still no special religious meaning to the institution. As the best scholar of sacramental history, Joseph Martos, puts it: “Before the eleventh century there was no such thing as a Christian wedding ceremony in the Latin church, and throughout the Middle Ages there was no single church ritual for solemnizing marriage between Christians.”
Only in the twelfth century was a claim made for some supernatural favor (grace) bestowed on marriage as a sacrament. By the next century marriage had been added to the biblically sacred number of seven sacraments. Since Thomas Aquinas argued that the spouses’ consent is the efficient cause of marriage and the seal of intercourse was the final cause, it is hard to see what a priest’s blessing could add to the reality of the bond. And bad effects followed. This sacralizing of the natural reality led to a demoting of Yahwist marriage, the only kind Jesus recognized, as inferior to “true marriage” in a church.
You can put the pieces together I hope of how different those marriage practices are from ours; not the same.
Anybody want to bet that Worley believes the KJV is the only Bible that should be used, and if we allow homosexual marriages the next thing that will happen is that we will allow people to marry animals? Let me answer that for you: you probably don’t want to make that bet.
Charles Worley: bigoted ignoramus.