Right-wing preacher Patrick Wooden, who helped get North Carolina’s odious marriage-equality ban passed, went on the anti-gaywarpath again this week: Speaking to radio host Michael Brown on Line of Fire, Wooden claimed that President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage was contributing to the “decimation” of the African-American community. He also called the Democratic Party “evil” for putting a gay-marriage plank on its platform.
This is the same Patrick Wooden who claims gay men have “to wear a diaper or a ‘butt plug’ just to be able to contain their bowels.”
But let’s hear him out:
My position is African Americans are people also: We want the same things that all other Americans want, we are a part of this country, we have built this country, so we should be counted also and considered. Our families, our homes have been decimated, and with the things that have happened in our community, do we need to add to it a President where little black boys and little black girls are hearing this great man in the most powerful position in the land say ‘I believe same-sex marriage is the direction that the country ought to go in.’
Then that same little black boy or little black girl looks to the heroes in the black community at the local level which are the preachers and the community leaders and the NAACP leaders and then they see the leaders line up and follow this man. What kind of message are we sending our children? And we’re the most vulnerable.
…Of the two platforms only one platform actively supports evil. Abortion is evil. Same-sex marriage, the greatest oxymoron that I know, is evil. Those who are trying to redefine marriage, that is an evil endeavor. The Bible says let God be true and every man a liar, now when Christians line up behind anyone whether they’re black or white who are promoting evil, then they are sowing to the flesh and they’re going to reap corruption, they are sowing to the wind and they’re going to reap the whirlwind.
Ironically, Wooden is not backing Mitt Romney because, as a Mormon, Mitt is “a bishop of a cult,” but at least he won’t force ministers to marry Adam and Steve at gunpoint:
We do know that at the end of the day this same-sex marriage thing is all about our maintaining the right to practice our religion the way we have been practicing it because if those on the other side had their way I think that where it’s headed is if all the laws were overturned churches could possibly, their 501c3 status could be challenged if they didn’t allow members of the same-sex to use their sanctuary to perform weddings and no true man of God will allow that.
Gosh, they sound almost as terrible and intolerant as you, Pastor Wooden!
Source: Right Wing Watch