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Thu May 31, 2012, 09:19 AM

Check out the motivation! - II

Church Member Voices Support for Baptist Preacherís Call for Final Solution for Gays



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ANDERSON COOPER: Pastor Worley obviously has strong support within the community. There are some 1,200 seats in his church. Gary said there is a service going on right now.

Stacey Pritchard is one of the church members, she joins us tonight. Stacey, I know youíre a defender of Pastor Worley and I appreciate you coming on the program.

Do you agree with his statements that he said on the pulpit that gays and lesbians should be put behind electrified fences until they die out?

STACEY PRITCHARD, MEMBER OF PROVIDENCE ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH: I believe that that was taken ó I mean yes, he said that, but of course, he would never want that to be done.

Of course, people are going to take it and make it their own way and make it into what they want to. But I agree with what the sermon was and what it was about.

COOPER: But youíre saying he doesnít want it done, but he said he wanted it done on the ó he said it from the pulpit. Why do you interpret thatís not what he wants?

PRITCHARD: OK, let me try to say it a different way, maybe ó maybe thatís what he felt like should be done. I mean, it can be said either way, OK, just to make the short of it, yes, I agree with him. If they canít get the message that thatís wrong, then they canít reproduce and eventually they would die.

COOPER: So you believe only that gay people are only born of other gay people? Youíre saying they canít reproduce, so therefore they would all die off. Arenít gay people born ó gay people get born to straight parents all the time, no?

PRITCHARD: No, thatís not what I meant. If men and men were in the same fence and women were in the same fence, they canít reproduce together. Thatís what I mean.

COOPER: Right, but that wouldnít eliminate all gay people. There would be more gay people born outside the fence to straight people, wouldnít there?

PRITCHARD: Exactly, but we were meaning the ones in there. See, itís all taken out of context and twisted. The main point is always the same.

COOPER: So what is it about gay people that are worse than adulterers who Leviticus points out and people who have cursed their mothers and fathers who should be put to death and promiscuous girl who can be put into death ó what makes gay people worse than those people?

PRITCHARD: From the bible, thereís no difference. But that is what he was talking about.

COOPER: So you believe people who ó you believe adulterers should be put to death because thatís in the bible?

PRITCHARD: Like you said, like it was said, you know, not really, whatever happened, but yes, OK, Iím not going to keep answering the same question over and over, yes.

COOPER: So does it seem Christian to you, though, to talk about putting people behind electrified fences and watching them die?

Because I have talked to a number of pastors in the last couple of days, who say, that just doesnít sound Christian, that doesnít sound like the message of love that they hear in the bible.

PRITCHARD: People are once again harping, harping, harping, on the electric fence, this and that. Itís about homosexuals, and itís wrong. Thatís what itís about.

COOPER: But you would understand why some people would feel this is wrong to say, I mean you say people are harping on it. Do you understand why people might be concerned? If some people were talking about putting Jews behind electrified fences, I imagine that would be of concern to you?

PRITCHARD: Well, you know, here we go again, nobodyís going to put them behind an electric fence.

COOPER: Well, actually that has happened, itís called the holocaust. You said nobodyís going to kill homosexuals, itís happening right now in Iraq. Itís happening right now in Iran.

PRITCHARD: Yes, and this is 2012.

COOPER: Right, itís happening right now 2012 in Iraq and Iran.

PRITCHARD: And you know what? This is a pastor that speaks the word of God. Anybody can take it any way they want to, and if they donít like it, they donít have to. They can turn around and go on.

COOPER: Stacey Pritchard, I appreciate you being on the program. I know itís difficult topic so thank you.

PRITCHARD: Sure, yes. Thank you so much.

COOPER: Thatís one of the supporters of Pastor Worley in that town in North Carolina.

http://www.pensitoreview.com/2012/05/27/church-member-supports-preachers-call-for-final-solution-for-gays/

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cleanhippie May 2012 OP
yesphan May 2012 #1
get the red out May 2012 #2
daaron May 2012 #3
VWolf May 2012 #4
skepticscott May 2012 #5
edcantor May 2012 #14
Bad Thoughts May 2012 #6
Goblinmonger May 2012 #7
Bad Thoughts May 2012 #8
Goblinmonger May 2012 #9
Bad Thoughts May 2012 #10
Goblinmonger May 2012 #11
Bad Thoughts May 2012 #12
Goblinmonger May 2012 #13
skepticscott May 2012 #16
cleanhippie May 2012 #15
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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 09:32 AM

1. Aint she a peach ?

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 09:38 AM

2. Everybody line up to go behind the fence and die off

These people wouldn't stop killing until half the population of the country was gone, they would have to use old mines as mass graves.

I hope we all wake up to how dangerous this mentality is soon. Christianity in the US has become preoccupied with who they want dead more than how they can help others. Many of them are becoming the evil they say they fear.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 09:42 AM

3. The cornered critter may be the most dangerous -->

 

but it's also CORNERED.

Let's not just hope the generational shift will lay this poor rabid beast (RW fundamentalism) to rest -- we must confront it as Americans, standing together shoulder-to-shoulder... Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan, atheist/agnostic, ... you know, all of us Americans who care about our nation and want it to enter the 20th century (clearly it's too much to ask it to enter the 21st).

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. "I know itís difficult topic so thank you"

Cooper's way of saying "you're a fucking clueless idiot" without pissing off the FCC.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:01 AM

5. These aren't real Xstians

 

So this doesn't count, in the minds of some here.

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Response to skepticscott (Reply #5)

Thu May 31, 2012, 12:45 PM

14. Yes, so I have been told once or twice. Real Christians..

 

don't dance around with poisonous snakes, nor do they teach little kids hate songs and applaud their singing them, nor do they call for the elimination of civil unions for a minority, nor do real Christians ever deny evolution, nor do any of them ever contribute money to the Republican Party, nor to Mitt Romney directly!

Real Christians live almost perfect lives as liberals and post here on DU, often warning about too much atheism and skeptical thought leading to massive wholesale slaughters of all the other real Christians and everyone else religious in the world.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:05 AM

6. What was the purpose of appropriating the title of another thread?

Are you trying to discredit that thread by associating the people discussed in that post with those who spread hate?

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #6)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:31 AM

7. Isn't it obvious.

 

The "original" thread was about how great and awesome it was that religion motivates people. That person wants to make it seem like religion is responsible for puppies and rainbows and glitter and all things awesome but not for the icky things. These threads point out that religion is also the motivation for a lot of shitheads, too.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #7)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:37 AM

8. If could have been done in that post

[quote]That person wants to make it seem like religion is responsible for puppies and rainbows and glitter and all things awesome but not for the icky things. These threads point out that religion is also the motivation for a lot of shitheads, too.[/quote]
That's an exaggeration of that poster's position. If the OP here wanted to critique what was written in that post, he could have in its comments. Moreover, he could have done so directly (probably by calling into question the motivations of the people described therein and looking at the consequences of their projects.)

ETA: The title also suggests that it is a continuation of the discussion in the original post, which it is not.

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #8)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:44 AM

9. Of course it's an exaggeration.

 

I'm not literally saying he thinks religion is responsible for puppies and glitter. It's hyperbole.

That said, it isn't far off from the attitude from that poster. I read these posts as satire. And pretty good satire, too. Makes a solid point. Yes, religion leads to some people doing great things. It also leads to assholes doing shitty things.

Couple people did make that point in the "original" thread. And who made you the decider of what people can post as OPs? If people don't want to read them, they'll drop like a rock.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #9)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:48 AM

10. Nowhere did I assume that authority.

And who made you the decider of what people can post as OPs?


ETA:the formating was not obvious on this post. The above was a quote.

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #10)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:52 AM

11. I never said someone couldn't or shouldn't post something

 

You did question why this OP was made. People can post whatever they want. I'm only talking about what I perceive to be the motivation behind a couple people's post.

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Response to Goblinmonger (Reply #11)

Thu May 31, 2012, 11:55 AM

12. it may not have been obvious, but I was quoteing you. eom.

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #12)

Thu May 31, 2012, 12:02 PM

13. OK, I get it.

 

I use the "excerpt" button for that:

it may not have been obvious, but I was quoteing you.

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Response to Bad Thoughts (Reply #8)

Thu May 31, 2012, 01:07 PM

15. You have a great point, and had it been a different poster, I would have.

But that poster refuses to answer questions like that. He feels that questions like that are "gotcha" questions, and put too much focus on the negative.

Go ahead, post that question to him in his thread and see what happens.

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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:42 PM

17. I see what you did there.

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Response to rrneck (Reply #17)

Thu May 31, 2012, 03:46 PM

18. .

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