Justin Griffith reports on yet another fundamentalist preacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where he is stationed at Ft. Bragg, who thinks that beating the gay out of one’s kids (not that this would succeed, of course) is not only acceptable, but mandated by the Bible.
Justin helped to organize a protest at Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, home of Sean Harris, the pastor who told his congregation that if their sons should start to act the least bit effeminate or daughters the least bit “butch,” they should punch them and beat them until they understand proper gender roles. And in a local news article on the protest, Pastor Mark Rowden left the very first comment:
Pastor Harris should be praised for his bold stance in scripture. People get so bent out of shape over things. If America don’t stop allowing such ungodliness to go unchallenged, we’ll find our nation like Sodom. We forget the Bible says “spare the rod, spoil the child.”
And he wasn’t alone. Another commenter, using the name Charlie Charles, wrote:
GOD HATES FAGS, Jesus said if your eye offend you better to pluck it out and enter heaven with one eye rather than enter hell with both. and you whiney faggots call disciplining your brats ”violence” sthu
Fred Phelps, who does, in fact, beat not only the gay out of his kids but any thought of non-compliance with his fascist views, would be proud.