NC Pastor Goes on Spectacular Rant

Last Friday, an appeals court lifted their stay and brought full marriage equality to the state of North Carolina, prompting Berean Baptist Church Pastor Pastor Ron Baity to go on what can only be described as a spectacular rant that ranged from the Noahic flood to the end times to the Ebola virus. This is so unhinged as to be kind of impressive.

Baity said that even after God flooded the Earth to stop homosexuality, people were “out of their habitation” in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah.

“They were doing something that was not normal, they were doing something that was not natural, and as a result of that, like God judged this world with a flood, he judged Sodom and Gomorrah with fire!” the pastor exclaimed. “The most blasphemous thing I’ve heard in 40 years of ministry, I heard on the news last night, where rogue judges have gone against the will of the ministry and made America a country where there’s totalitarianism, where there are judges who have set themselves up as dictators to overthrow the will of the people! And they placed their sanction upon marriage that is out of the habitation of God’s creation!”…

“If you think for one skinny minute, God is going to stand idly by and allow this to go forward without repercussions, you better back up and rethink this situation,” he warned. “I want you to understand, that is raw, pure blasphemy.”

“I hope this message gets through the Internet,” Baity said, addressing the judges who had stricken same-sex marriage bans. “There’s another day that’s going to get called in court, there’s another session of court. And it’s higher than the federal court, and it’s higher than the Supreme Court.”…

“Listen, we’re not getting wiser, we’re getting dumber! We’re not getting smarter. My friend, we are meriting, we are bringing the judgement of God on this nation as sure as Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed, don’t be surprised at the plagues. Don’t be surprised at the judgement of God.”

“You think Ebola is bad now, just wait. If it’s not that, it’s going to be something else. My friends, I want you to understand, you can’t thumb your nose at God, and God turn his head away without God getting your attention.”

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  • NitricAcid

    Awww, the judges are going against the will of the ministry. Poor widdle ministry doesn’t get to run the country. No wonder he’s having a temper tantrum

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    Hey look! It’s yet another crazy person!

    You guys sure have a lot of them. Do you have a breeding program, or what?

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    What I found amusing is how many Biblical “literalists” seem to think that the Bible was dictated in modern English. Or, at best, King James English. When you read the actual Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek that was used, this man has everything wrong.

  • teawithbertrand

    Just once, I’d like one of these assholes to explain exactly WHY his god hates gay people so much.

  • dugglebogey

    Pastor, If there’s “another higher court” that’s going to rule on this issue, why don’t you shut the fuck up and let that court do its job?

  • eric

    I want you to understand, you can’t thumb your nose at God, and God turn his head away without God getting your attention.”

    Why, this is a slap in God’s face! And you know how he responds to, uh, um, never mind! He’s gonna git ya!

  • vereverum

    …just wait. If it’s not that, it’s going to be something else.

    Maybe he used to watch Roseanne Roseannadanna.

  • raven

    I want you to understand, you can’t thumb your nose at God, and God turn his head away without God getting your attention.”

    If that is true, than why is he babbling? His Invisible Friend is quite capable of doing his own smiting himself. It says so right in the magic book bible.

    I’m having a hard time seeing that he really believes what he is saying. It isn’t coherent or self consistent.

  • cptdoom

    “If you think for one skinny minute, God is going to stand idly by and allow this to go forward without repercussions, you better back up and rethink this situation,” he warned. “I want you to understand, that is raw, pure blasphemy.”

    Let me get this straight. Some 225 years ago the Founding Fathers, who this idiot likely praises to high heaven whenever he gets a chance, defined blasphemy as a Constitutional Right – the very First Amendment as it turns out. Yet God not only didn’t unleash any wrath on the US, rather He allegedly blessed us with prosperity. Now that there is a different form of blasphemy – one that seems pretty minor compared with, say, Joseph Smith’s “there’s a third testament of Jesus” blasphemy – God’s going to go all Rambo on our asses. That makes total sense.

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    OK, so watch carefully. I am thumbing my nose at God right now. God, where are you?

    HEY, I’M TALKING TO YOU GOD! You gonna smite me? I’m waiting God! HELLO?

    Well, that didn’t work out very well, did it…

  • moarscienceplz

    Listen, we’re not getting wiser, we’re getting dumber!

    Once again proving the old adage about a stopped clock.

  • Michael Heath

    This is a prelude for when conservative Christians finally concede the fact that the globe is warming, most likely after they can’t escape the fact it’ll then be causing harm to Christians in their political tribe.

    Conceding those two realities will then require them to blame whoever it is they like hating at the time. Perhaps it’ll still be gay people, perhaps they’ll direct most of their hate on another group.

    So . . . global warming is causing harm to good farmers in Oklahoma, all because of those uppity brown-skinned female non-Christian hordes getting elected to Congress. My God is gonna git ya y’all!!!

  • Michael Heath

    Gregory in Seattle writes:

    When you read the actual Hebrew, Aramaic and Koine Greek that was used, this man has everything wrong.

    No, the Bible in its original languages is only slightly less false and incoherent. And this preacher gets the story of Sodom and Gommorah wrong even if he’s relying on the KJV.

  • John Pieret

    They were doing something that was not normal, they were doing something that was not natural

    If we always did what was normal and natural, we’d still be sitting in trees picking mites off each other. Instead, we learned to use fire instead of run away from it like any other normal and natural land animal. Even in your little fantasy creation story, we’d still be wearing fig leaf knickers and not driving around in air conditioned cars and disseminating nonsense over the internet.

  • grumpyoldfart

    His flock probably think they can save themselves by chucking money into his collection bucket.

    (And when nothing happens they’ll say, “See…”)

  • Larry

    Although it seems so long ago, can you remember when these nut jobs were jabbering about ISIS being sent by god to destroy us? And before that, it was the usual earthquakes, tornados, cyclones, crickets, Roseanne Barr, and other natural disasters.

    Ebola is just the current shiny object with which to threaten us with god’s wrath.

  • Chiroptera

    janiceintoronto, #2:

    We over-hunted their natural predators.

  • Synfandel

    janiceintoronto wrote,

    HEY, I’M TALKING TO YOU GOD! You gonna smite me? I’m waiting God! HELLO?

    Remember that God has notoriously bad aim.

    More than 400 people attending a church conference in Gaston County, North Carolina, just got salmonella poisoning. 55 are sick.

    Two people just died of Congo virus in Quetta, Pakistan.

    See what you’ve done?

  • sinned34

    Hey look! It’s yet another crazy person!

    You guys sure have a lot of them. Do you have a breeding program, or what?

    It’s called “abstinence-only education”.

  • jnorris

    I can remember when AIDS was Mr Baity’s god’s judgement against The Gheys. I think Mr Baity should ask his god for an explanation for what went wrong with that smitting.

  • reddiaperbaby1942

    “one skinny minute” — is that like a “New York minute”?

    We New Yorkers are known to be able to say in 50 seconds what you other Americans need at least one whole minute for. And we say it with attitude!

  • dingojack

    How many Planck times is a ‘skinny minute’? Is it shorter than a ‘morbidly obese minute’? Are the former less likely in the bible belt than the latter?

    Enquiring minds need to know. (or not).

    @@

    Dingo

  • blf

    How many Planck times is a ‘skinny minute’?

    ℵ₀ i

  • Dan Robinson

    “Raw, pure blasphemy!”

    Do you have any notion of the street value of that stuff?

    Man that’s some holy shit!

  • dingojack

    Wouldn’t blasphemy be anti-holy shit?

    Dingo

  • busterggi

    Jesus hates teh gay so he unleases his wrath upon us and somewhere light-years away a meteor strike a planet we haven’t discovered yet.

  • brucegee1962

    “Hey look! It’s yet another crazy person!

    You guys sure have a lot of them. Do you have a breeding program, or what?”

    sinned 34 wrote:

    It’s called “abstinence-only education.

    sinned34 wins the thread.

  • carlie

    Except approving of homosexuality wasn’t what Sodom and Gomorrah where being punished for. Sad to see pastors that ignorant.