Friday, 25 May 2012

Stacey Sticks Up For Charlie


'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.



11 comments:

maria verivaki said...

I KNOW WE DONT live in a completely free world, but i still find it difficult to believe that this kind of 'reporting' of events takes place in the US, and indeed any tv time is devoted to it; greece isn't the most gay-friendly country in the world, but i cant imagine ever being subjected to such discriminating hatred on greek tv - i feel as though i am hearing about people from another planet when i read this sort of thing

Vilges Suola said...

Horrible system of belief, based on hate and self-righteousness. They do the gay cause no end of good.

Candy said...

I'm so weary of all of this. I had such a rant on Facebook this week about adversarial politics. It completely exhausts me. Why can people just be nice to each other? Interested and curious and friendly and accommodating and tolerant and gentle? I have decided not to watch the News or read the papers - it may make me uninformed, but at least I won't be furious all the time!

Vilges Suola said...

Well, you can't be nice to the people your God hates, lest He smite you with that same smiting that were meet for thine enemy! This week on You Tube there's been another pastor calling for the US govt to execute queers, and a churchful of whooping God-botherers applauding a toddler who's been taught to sing 'Ain't no homo gonna make it to Heaven!'

The TEFL Tradesman said...

I think the dear little pastor has inadvertently solved the world's growing population problem here. After all, the more queers there are, the less likely there will be a population problem in the future, therefore ... we should all turn queer, eh?!

I'm not sure all of our 'pastors' (e.g., Ian Paisley) would agree, but hell, it's worth a go, eh?

I'd love to play a personal role in the saving of the planet, but I've got pretty bad piles. Would that exclude me from this act of environmental sacrifice?

Vilges Suola said...

An incisive analysis, Sandy. Sorry about the piles, these can be the very devil. I understand that standing on your head for several hours a day can counteract the effects of straining at stool. But they presumably are not yet so big as to prevent you sodomising another consenting adult or kid sworn to secrecy? The latter are easily bought, as any Catholic priest can attest. Think of the planet, and reconsider.

The TEFL Tradesman said...

Screw the planet! My piles are giving me Hell!!

Vilges Suola said...

might they require surgery?

David Ould said...

A truly wonderful sermon. If only i could preach like that!

Vilges Suola said...

I'm sure David Ould can and does preach like that. You could try channeling him.

David Warr said...

Reminds me of a joke I heard recently (although I think it's an old one) by an American comedian: "You know you're a redneck when you've got a relative who died shortly after shouting "hey y'all, watch this!"

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