VIDEO | Local Pastor Blasts Homosexuals During Sermon
MAIDEN, N.C.--A local preacher is catching a lot of heat over a controversial sermon about homosexuals.
The pastor at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, Charles L. Worley, made the comments after President Obama said he supported gay marriage during an interview.
The sermon has gone viral on YouTube. Worley has declined to make any comments and has not released a statement.
Providence Baptist Church of Charlotte says they have received many angry emails and phone calls because some people have confused the names of the two churches so they issued this statement to FOX Charlotte,
“In recent hours we have been incorrectly identified as the church in another town where hatred and violence have been advocated from the pulpit. First of all, we are genuinely Baptist in that we recognize the right of every church to reach out or not to reach out as that church deems itself to be led. Providence Baptist Church of Charlotte believes in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our model for living and His presence is our source of strength for life. Jesus preached a Gospel of love. So do we. Jesus preached that we love our neighbor, whether that neighbor is like us or not.
“The Bible is our guide for daily life and makes it clear that all people, all of us, have sinned and fallen short of God's expectation. And the reason we can claim our place as children of God is a result of grace, mercy and love extended to all people. That love is best demonstrated in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. As Providence Baptist Church we believe that we are to offer that same grace, mercy and love to all people.”
The group Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate plan to host a peaceful protest on Sunday at the church in Maiden.