North Carolina Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church, who on Sunday, May 13, suggested airlifting all the “queers and homosexuals” and dropping them off into electric fenced pens until they all die off, last night lost his website.
A New Civil Rights Movement reader, Rob Roberts, posted in our comments section on yesterday’s article, “Genocide? Pastor Says Kill All ‘Queers And Homosexuals’ By Airlifting Into Electric Pen“:
A minor victory — I called the company that produces the bigoted pastors website. I asked them if they support genocide against gays and then told them I was ashamed of them.
As of last hour, the church website has dissapeared, its been pulled from the web completely.
In a follow-up email, Roberts tells me he contacted StoneWall Consulting partners, the company who created the site for Pastor Worley, and humbly insists he can’t take full credit for getting the site taken down, as others may have called as well. (Roberts also notices the irony of the “Stonewall” name.)
Regardless, it’s actions like this, that send a strong message to bigots and haters that it’s not just the LGBT community, but average, everyday, decent Americans who refuse to allow this country to be ruled by anti-gay hate.
Additionally, several readers tell me they followed my request and have contacted the IRS to ask them to investigate Pastor Worley’s apparent violation of IRS regulations on charitable organizations not being able to advocate for or against a particular candidate, which Pastor Worley certainly seems to have done in his “sermon.”
I’m very proud of all our great New Civil Rights Movement readers. Thank you for caring, and for taking action!
Indeed, the website, which we visited several times yesterday, indeed was taken down last night.
Pastor Worley has been the subject of news reports from The Huffington Post to the New Civil Rights Movement, to Pam’s House Blend, to MSNBC’s Last Word, and Anderson Cooper’s 360. We’ll bring you those reports shortly.
No word on any apology from the Pastor — who knows if he’ll offer one — but at some point you have to ask, why should we accept any possible forthcoming apology from him? Would you?
We’ve been told third hand that the company that designed and maintains the church’s website took it down after the comments section was hacked.
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