It seems that Amendment 1 isn’t enough for some people in North Carolina. They aren’t willing to simply live with denying gays and lesbians any official recognition of their relationship.
During a sermon in response to the President’s announcement that he supports same sex marriage, Pastor Charles L. Morely said that he wants to kill off gays and lesbians.
According to the Huffington Post, among other things, the Pastor said the following:
“Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there,”
And here’s the really compassionate part of his “sermon”:
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 out…do you know why? They can’t reproduce!
Assuming you haven’t eaten recently, watch this “sermon” here.
“Containing” a target group of people, and perhaps dropping them the occasion tidbits of food invokes anything but compassion or the sort of values one associates with Christianity.
It’s one thing to disagree with the President’s support for same sex marriages, but quite another to advocate what amounts to the extermination of an identifiable group.
According to the great Christian Pastor, this proposal that sounds a lot like a “final solution” is justifiable because it will mean that gays and lesbians can’t reproduce. The logical extension of that thinking is too horrific to imagine.
The pastor also said: “It makes me pukin’ sick to think about– I don’t even whether or not to say this in the pulpit — can you imagine kissing some man?”
This words of this so called pastor, who professes to be a Christian, make me pukin’ sick.
It’s one thing to disagree with recognizing same sex marriage, but advocating– there is no other word, Godwin’s Law be damned — the extermination of people because of who they are invokes the very things we fought against in World War II. This man wants to establish something akin to a concentration camp for gays and lesbians, with the hope that they will die. As much as one may wish to resist invoking reminders of Hitler and his regime, there simply is no way around it.
Sometimes you have to call a spade a spade.
Unfortunately, it’s not a huge leap to go from sustained, prolonged and irresponsible hate speech to calling for the extermination of the targeted group of people. We can be outraged, but hardly surprised. They defended the hate speech even as it led to bullying and too often, the suicide of young people. Now it’s lead to a direct call for the death of the targeted group. The question is, where will it end?