Social Work Student Organizing Protest Against Anti-Gay Minister
An Appalachian State University social work student is organizing a protest against a North Carolina pastor who said lesbian and gay people should be rounded up behind an electric fence until they eventually die, according to this article on MSNBC.com.
Laura Tipton’s protest against Pastor Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church outside Maiden, N.C. comes just weeks after North Carolina voters approved a constitutional ban against same-sex marriage.
Tipton says the protest will be peaceful and is expected to draw 400 or more people to the church on Sunday.
“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,” Tipton said. “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.”
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