May 21, 2012 by David K. Sutton
Video: North Carolina Pastor’s Plan To Get Rid Of ‘Lesbians and Queers’
This is just ugly stuff. There is no other way to put it. Because we give religion and religious views a free pass from serious debate and scrutiny it allows this kind of bigotry to fester. No, I’m not saying all religious people are bigots, I’m saying that because religion is off-limits from public debate it allows for the resiliency of this kind of hatred. It gives an intolerant extremist like Pastor Charles L. Worley (Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina) a soapbox to profess and spread his hatred to others, and do so with tax-exempt status from the United States government.