I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that Providence Road Baptist Church’s flock is now coming forward to defend its spiritual leader. Charles Worley’s “final solution” — a concentration camp for gays with its goal of extinction — is popular with some of his followers.

“Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there. Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out…and you know what, in a few years, they’ll die out…do you know why? They can’t reproduce!

His followers say he’s right with this message; they mean it with all the “Christian” love they can muster.

Geneva Sims said she’s been listening to Worley preach the Gospel since the 1970s.  She wasn’t surprised by the 71-year-old pastor’s now infamous sermon.  In fact, she supports him and his message.

He had every right to say what he said about putting them in a pen and giving them food,” said Sims.  “The Bible says they are worthy of death. He is preaching God’s word.”

Providence Road Baptist Church member Stacey Pritchard agreed.

“Sometimes you’ve got to be scared straight,” she explained.  “He is trying to save those people from Hell.”

Pritchard said Worley’s message isn’t one of hate.  Instead, she interpreted it as tough love guided by Good Book.

Tough love — mass extinction. I guess this doesn’t say much about religious literacy or critical thinking skills there. Perhaps some of these sheeple will also be attending the Loyal White Knights of the KKK’s cross burning at dusk white unity event in Harmony, NC. It’s their kind of discriminating crowd.

The protest on Sunday at Providence Road looks like it will be a huge problem for these haters. Over 1000 people plan to come to the event (10 AM to 1pm), according to the Facebook page of Catawba County Against Hate ; from one of the organizer’s emails there’s word that a church in Maryland is cancelling their church service and chartering buses to come support those demonstrating; I guarantee you that counter demonstrators expected.  National news media will also have its eyes there covering Worley and his believers in genocide. The outpouring on the side of peace and tolerance has been overwhelming:

A lot of you guys are emailing us and asking about the protest on Sunday. Originally we expected around 200 people. The response has been incredible with an expected 1,500-2000 people from around the country — and more people are making the decision to come stand with us as the world watches. Entire churches are chartering buses and driving overnight to join us on Sunday.

We have also unofficially received word that the church has moved services out-of-town on Sunday. To that end, we are meeting with law enforcement and other officials today to discuss relocating the protest to another location that will better accommodate this number of people with adequate parking and space.

Please continue to spread the word about the protest on Sunday. There WILL BE a peaceful, non-violent protest and law enforcement WILL BE present. This event will be safe for children and we are taking every step possible to effectively plan and organize.

Further details, we hope, will be released later today on this page and also within the event page. Thank you, from the bottom of our heart, for fighting back against hate with us.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Worley at the pulpit calling for his final solution, here you go: