Members of Providence Road Baptist Church in North Carolina are speaking out in defense their pastor, Pastor Charles Worley, after he called for "lesbians and queers" to be detained inside electric fences until they all die, during a sermon on May 13, as reported by Opposing Views.
Church member Geneva Sims told WCNC-TV: “He had every right to say what he said about putting them in a pen and giving them food. The Bible says they are worthy of death. He is preaching God’s word.”
Church member Stacey Pritchard also defended Pastor Worley on Anderson Cooper's '360' show on CNN (video below).
Pritchard didn't seem to think that Pastor Worley literally wanted to kill members of the LGBT community, but said "I agree with him."
However, Faith in America Executive Director Brent Childers told WCNC-TV: “That is what makes young LGBTs feel there is no hope. When they see this type of rhetoric coming from a so-called Christian pastor, they aren’t going to want anything to do with the church—now or in the future.”