The Good Pastor tries to make his congregation see the light about his position on marriage equality. The Bad Pastor hangs President Obama in effigy, lynches him up and claims there was absolutely nothing racist about it. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has the comparison in the latest Rewrite.
More over North Carolina pastors. The blogosphere is abuzz over a disturbing new YouTube video of a little boy in Indiana, who seriously can't be over the age of five, singing an anti-gay song to roars of applause by his congregation.
A sampling of the hate-filled lyrics: "The Bible is right, somebody's wrong. Romans 1 and 27, ain't no homo gonna make it to heaven."
The congregation jumped to their feet for a standing ovation and you can hear a proud man shout in the background, "That's my boy!" It's upsetting on many levels.
The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, where this incident reportedly took place, today issued a statement on their website. "5/30/12 — The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason. We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture."
At the rate we're going, we might need to create a special Rewrite category dedicated to North Carolina pastors. Violent rhetoric against gays and lesbians continued to be spewed from the pulpits over the weekend.
Pastor Charles Worley told his congregation at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina he wants to put an electric fence around gays and lesbians in order to make sure they "die out." And that's a quote.
They're making people like Rev. Dr. William J. Barbero of Goldsboro, North Carolina seem like a rarity. In a recent Rewrite segment, Lawrence O’Donnell honored Barbero, who so eloquently spoke out against the constitutional amendment banning marriage equality in that state.
On Tuesday, North Carolina voters will be given a chance to rewrite the state constitution, adding to it a ban on same-sex marriage. The latest polls indicate the amendment to the constitution has a majority of support in the state.
The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, the pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, North Carolina, spoke out against the amendment at a recent press conference. If voters in that state listen to him, the amendment doesn't have a chance.
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell rewrites the North Carolina pastor who encouraged church-goers to vote against marriage equality, make "butch" daughters "smell like girls" and punch effeminate boys. Pastor Sean Harris has since asked for forgiveness in his statement of retraction, but he didn't ask for everyone's forgiveness — only Christians.