America is reacting to North Carolina Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church, who reportedly twice this month called for the mass murder of the world’s homosexuals, including musing about how to kill off the entire gay population: Pastor Worley told his parishioners that he wants to airlift and drop all “lesbians” and all “queers and homosexuals” into an electrified fenced-in area so they can die out. Now, there is a planned protest, and petitions, and requests to the IRS to revoke the church’s tax-exempt status. Cable news networks, including CNN and MSNBC have also reported on Pastor Worley’s hate speech.
Here’s a list of petitions you can sign, and a local protest you can attend — or let folks in the area know about if you’re not local. Also, a link to the IRS and state officials where you can request they investigate the church and the pastor for violating the tax regulations.
On Facebook, the Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate page is doing an excellent job of keeping track of petitions, but they are also organizing a protest rally that will take place on Sunday, in front of Pastor Worley’s church. Fortunately, they’re working in conjunction with local law enforcement so they can’t get shut down. Smart move! Unfortunately, the Catawba County Board of Education, where the police told the protesters to congregate, is trying to interfere. They’re asking for local attorneys to assist them — know anyone?
Protest: Providence Road Baptist Church. Details on Facebook:
Sunday, May 27, 2012 10:00am until 1:00pm
We are organizing a PEACEFUL protest against Pastor Worley’s bigoted and hate filled rhetoric. Regardless if you are gay or straight, Christian or not… this rhetoric is dangerous and harmful. Taking a peaceful stand for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is paramount.
This event is a peaceful protest organized in the ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi. All participants of this direct action must vow to remain peaceful and non-violent. We will not scream, shout or taunt Pastor Worley or his church’s members. We will not vandalize, threaten or injury property or persons. We will allow law enforcement to handle harassment and disputes that may arise. Protest Peace Keepers will be in charge and will provide instructions.
Human Rights Campaign: Pastor’s Shocking Plan to Starve LGBT People to Death
IRS: Contact the IRS and complete this PDF form (instructions included)
North Carolina Secretary Of State: Contact the Charitable Solicitation Licensing Section
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