THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — What is this? Open season to unload hate in the name of God? I had to add another pastor to the photo array. Just a few days ago I wrote a post about two pastors who called for the death of of LGBT people. They were Charles L. Worley, Pastor of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina, and Mississippi state Rep. Andy Gipson, who is reportedly a minister at an undisclosed Baptist church. Read about them here: http://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2012/05/21/pastors-call-for-the-death-of-lgbt-people/
The latest is Pastor Curtis Knapp of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas. He said this last Sunday to his congregation:
“If there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act; they shall surely be put to death. Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no? I’m saying the government should. They won’t, but they should.”
Pastor Knapp continues:
“. . . Is it His word or not? If it’s His word, he commanded it. It’s His idea, not mine. And I’m not ashamed of it.’”He said put them to death Shall the church drag them in? No, I’m not say [sic] that. The church has not been given the power of the [sic] sort; the government has. But the government ought to [kill them]. You got a better idea? A better idea than God?’”
Here’s a link to the sermon: http://www.sermonaudio.com/playpopup.asp?SID=527121350272
I really don’t have much to add here except to hope a groundswell of support within religious communities for pastors to perhaps police each other.
This related article is from someone in the community and has an interesting take on the topic. Good for her for speaking out!: http://www.examiner.com/article/death-to-the-gays-kansas-as-evangelical-christianity-implodes
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