It’s one thing to preach to the choir—it’s quite another to step into the lion’s den: Rev. Frederick Haynes of Dallas’ Friendship-West Baptist Church called out his own congregation for decrying President Obama’s marriage-equality stance, even as parishioner stood up and shouted their disapproval at him.
“It really blows my mind how outraged you are,” Haynes told his flock. “You are so outraged over what the President said. First of all, take a chill pill. Take a deep breath, everything’s gonna be all right.” He added, “Black folk can’t even deal with homosexuality because we got issues with sexuality… Why, why do you get so upset?”