Friday, May 25, 2012

Looking for a way to show NC pastor Worley that God means love, not hate?

If you are anything like me, you are feeling righteous indignation about that North Carolina pastor's rant about wanting to put gays and lesbians behind electric fences. You are embarassed to call yourself a Christian because of the hateful words of the likes of Pastor Worley and his uneducated, ignorant flock at the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina.

How does one even begin to respond to this hate, ignorance, and twisted words in the name of God? Well, here's your answer:

A North Carolina pastor suggests on the that we make a donation to a local or global GLBT group in Pastor Worley's name.
"Not only will it be a wonderful opposing response to Pastor Worley, but it does several other wickedly beautiful things. One, it helps fund organizations who are actively working against this kind of exclusion and bullying. Two, it puts Pastor Worley on their mailing lists!!! And, three, it can really show Pastor Worley and others what creative, nonviolent resistance looks like–and that's biblical."

The site lists a bunch of suggestions--we just made a donation to Believe Out Loud. (Commenters have added suggestions such as PFLAAG, Barack Obama's campaign, the Southern Poverty Law Center, etc.). After you make the donation, send a postcard to Mr. Worley, telling him what you have done.

This kind of activism is pure brilliance, and I'm going to look for other opportunities to employ it in the future!


  1. I'd also suggest a donation to Lutherans Concerned/North America who has successfully worked for full participation of the LGBT community in the Lutheran church.

  2. I agree! I was going to donate there but then decided to support Believe Out Loud--I like their Facebook posts.