'Blessed are the uncomplicated, for they shall always be right.'
Pastor Charles L. Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church of Maiden, North Carolina had his fifteen or so minutes of fame recently when he preached a sermon in which he indulged the fantasy that all the US lesbians might be coralled behind one electric fence, and the 'queers and homosexuals' behind another until the whole goshdurn lot of 'em dard out, cuz Paul says in Romans, 'they which commit such things are worthy of dayeth'. Does Pastor Worley wish to draw some distinction between 'queers' and 'homosexuals'? I doubt it - that would suggest a sublety of mind that is not evidenced by anything else he says. To his credit, he has noticed that homosexual sex does not lead to procreation, but this seems to be the ceiling of his awareness on the matter. Anyway, I wonder why this sermon has caused such a stink? After all, Worley must have been one of any number of US Baptist pastors who were ranting on the same day in much the same vein, simply repeating what they've always said. These are men who manage to reach middle age and beyond still thinking and talking like bolshy teenage boys.
Anyway, less You Tube time has been devoted to the reactions of Pastor Worley's flock, who number some twelve hundred, so I thought I'd bring to your attention Ms Stacey Pritchard, a warrior for Jesus and defender of her Pastor. Here she talks to Anderson Cooper on CNN. The set of her mouth and mild truculence of her tone suggest a woman who knows exactly what Cooper of the Godless Media Agenda is up to. The gist of her spirited defence is something like; 'well, he wudden do that, he wudden wawnt that, well, perhaps he mart, this's all gotten took outta context, look, people gonna take it their own way, that's the point, but it isn't, I agree but not really, and it's true and mostly it's rawng'.
There are 1,199 more where she came from.
When you hear that accent, you cain't help but think 'there goes another fundie creationist homophobe fuckwit', so here as balance is one of my favourite You Tubers, Wildwoodclaire, whom I was delighted to discover three weeks or so ago. She's a North Carolinian, a geologist by training, a prolific vlogger and a gleeful skewerer of creationists, fundie bull-artists and credulous lame-brains. She also uses a surprising amount of British slang, being especially fond of the term 'numpty', numpties in her estimation being the fastest-growing US demographic. Check out her weekly 'Coffee with Claire', updated each Sunday.