Wednesday, May 23, 2012

It's Time to Pay Up

A few days ago, I watched a video that was recorded on May 13th, 2012, with Pastor Charles L. Worley giving his "sermon" to the parishioners of the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, NC.  I found myself horrified by the end, because this disturbing video overflows with hate, bigotry, and even a deranged plan for genocide - all from a local religious leader.  Lovely.

This rabid old fool is precisely what's wrong with Southern Baptists; but that's way too obvious a point to waste on a blog post.  So, try to keep your food down as you listen through all the, "again' it" and, "I'mma tell yeh right now," because there's something this idiot says that drew my attention.

Let's move straight into my favorite quote from his sermon.  Mr. Worley states:
"Somebody said, Who you gonna vote for?  I ain't gonna vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover!  You say, 'Did you mean to say that?'  You better believe I did!"
There it is!  Mr. Worley has officially announced his political campaign against the President of the United States.  I just love how dramatic and flamboyant he is, too - with a sassy little hand beside his mouth for effect!  TWICE!!!  Go tell it on the mountain, Pastor!  Over the hills and... so on and so forth.

Now that Mr. Worley is using the Providence Road Baptist Church pulpit to preach his politics, I think it is only fitting that church loses its exempt status and starts paying taxes to the Federal government.  You see, since Mr. Worley made the conscious decision to use his religious, tax exempt pulpit to persuade his parishioners to vote against the President, even going so far as to emphasize his political views (remember that sassy little hand gesture) by rhetorically asking himself if he really meant to say it, then he's made a conscious decision to solicit votes against the President.  This should be a slam dunk for the IRS to revoke the tax exempt status of this church.  Time to pay up, Providence!

And wouldn't you know it, just as I was writing this post, I received a notification that the Freedom From Religion Foundation came to the same conclusion.  Today, they have dispatched a letter to alert the IRS Exempt Organizations Office, right here in Dallas, of illegal campaign intervention activities at Mr. Worley's church.

The tax man cometh, Mr. Worley...  Is your church ready to take responsibility for your willingness to campaign against President Barack Obama or are you already trying to figure out a way to weasel out of paying your taxes?  I'm betting on the latter.

One last thing, because I just can't help myself.  I'll quote Mr. Worley one more time.
"I don't even know if you ought to say this in the pulpit or not...  Can you imagine kissing some man?"
My, my... Pastor Worley.  You go, girl!  I would say that by your words and your actions, you CAN and probably DO imagine yourself kissing another man.  Frequently.

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