Saturday, May 26, 2012

Why I keep harping on Pastor Charles Worley's words

Because I was raised as a "good Protestant" in...Maiden, NC. Because silence is consent. Because I don't want to have to visit my LGBT friends in an ICU. Or the gay teacher from my days at Maiden High School.

So I will keep harping and protesting against what he said, until he repents. However, based on my past experience with the Worley family, I fear this will not happen.

If Baptists can put queers in electric fences,
can Muslims put sluts in burkas?

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me.
 - Statement by Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

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