Oh, yes, those incredibly savvy folks south of the Mason-Dixon line are at it again! Right now, I’m speaking about North Carolina. I’m going to put a quick disclaimer in here because I have at least one friend who lives there and I know this does not apply to her. (Sorry, Lisa.) But she’s originally from Massachusetts anyway. I lived in North Carolina for about three months when I was young and let me tell you, I could not wait to get back home. I knew something wasn’t quite right. Recent events have proved this to be true.

First, North Carolina passed Amendment 1 banning same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage was already illegal in North Carolina prior to adding a Constitutional amendment. Yet so intent are some people at sealing the door on same-sex marriage that Amendment 1 also voids other types of domestic unions, essentially jeopardizing protections for unmarried heterosexual couples as well. Now that Barack Obama has come out in favor of same-sex marriage, the folks in North Carolina have gone stark raving mad and they have a brandy new Champion of the Lunatic Fringe.

The solution to the gay scourge

In the video below is 71-year-old Pastor Charles L. Worley of the Providence Road Baptist Church. He’s ‘agin’ same-sex marriage. Just like the Bible’s ‘agin’ it. And he has the ultimate solution:

Pastor Worley’s solution is indeed horrifying. There’s no question about it. It’s not based on teachings from any God I know. (In fact, I think a guy named Hitler had a similar plan.) But it would be so much more horrifying if he wasn’t so damned stupid. Pastor Worley is going to fence all the lesbians in. Then, do the same for the queers and homosexuals. (These would be the males, of course.) But according to this genius, keeping us apart will ensure that we’ll die out because the ‘queers and homosexuals’ cannot reproduce. Here’s where the big “I” for “idiot” began to light up on Pastor Moron’s forehead. What is this nitwit thinking?

Now, I don’t mean to burst his bubble or to tax the vacuum area between his ears, but I am incredibly gay…gay from the womb as they say. My parents were heterosexual. We’re gonna’ keep comin’, Pastor Worley. In fact, I have a ton of gay friends and we’re all from heterosexual parents. And what happens when other gay people move to North Carolina (although I cannot imagine why they would, frankly)? I’m assuming the Pastor is going to assemble an army of gay-detecting bigots to continuously round us up and either starve or electrocute us.

What this supposed man of God has in his head is something so heinous that it is almost hard to fathom. While there are times that I honestly feel giving people this evil any attention at all gives them too much credence, I find him frightening. And I find the morons in his church yelling “Amen” in the background equally scary. Pastor Worley is being asked to step down from his position at Providence Road Baptist Church.

There’s a petition on change.org asking Pastor Worley to step down (he won’t; too ignorant). Sign it and pass it along to as many people as you can.

Pastor Worley has set off a firestorm of outrage over his Mother’s Day remarks. Catawba Valley Citizens Against Hate is calling for a peaceful protest outside the church on Sunday. Laura Tipton, the protest’s organizer, told msnbc.com:

“I think the message needs to get out, especially because this is a North Carolina church and North Carolina has gotten a very bad rap. I think it’s important that people know that not all of us feel this way, that there is support for the LGBT community in this state.”

In the meantime, here’s a blast from the past from the KKK

Apparently, there’s plenty of stupidity and ignorance to go around in North Carolina. Yearning for the good old days, the Ku Klux Klan has invited the residents of Reidsville to a “white people only” cross burning on May 26. Talk about good old fashioned family fun!

The KKK even passed out fliers rolled up like newspapers and tied with yellow rubber bands. How quaint. As reported in the Winston-Salem Journal, the invitation reads

“Join us, the Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, for a rally and cross lighting, Saturday, May 26, Harmony, North Carolina. Free Admition (sic)-White People Only. No alcohol, drugs, fighting, glass bottles or weapons. Free on site camping-all major motels in area. Souvenirs. Vendors. Food and beverages for Sale. Cross lighting at dusk-a white unity event. Live country band. Security provided by LWK.”

I’ll tell you. It doesn’t get any better than this, does it? Talk about your fun-filled vacation spots.

Groups like the resurgent KKK and those who speak hate and extermination in the name of God are on the rise. They are not going away. Desperate to stave off equality and determined to deter the tolerance train, they are coming out of the woodwork. They will continue to grow exponentially unless people fight back and tell them there’s absolutely no room for them on this planet.