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Monday, May 21, 2012

Thoughts From a Man of God

The good Pastor Charles Worley has a proposal to “get rid of lesbians and queers” which he offered to his congregation in his Sunday sermon: “ Build a great big large fence, 150 or 100 miles long. Put all the lesbians in there. Fly over and drop some food. Do the same thing with the queers and the homosexuals. Have that fence electrified so they can’t get out. Feed ‘em, and– And you know what? In a few years they’ll die out. You know why? They can’t reproduce.” 

Let’s round up lesbians and queers
And put ‘em behind  a ‘lectric fence
We’ll keep ‘em there for many years
And dying off they’ll soon commense.
And we’ll be off’ring up our cheers
And rid the world of their offence.
The Christian answer to perversion?
This was Pastor Worley’s version.

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