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10,000 Sign Christian Statement Condemning Pastor’s Violent, Hateful Sermon

May 7, 2012, 2:41 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

Pastor Sean HarrisLast week, North Carolina pastor Sean Harris suggested in his sermon that parents should physically abuse their children if they start acting out of accordance with traditional gender norms.

Outraged to see Christianity abused to justify violence, over 10,000 people have already signed Faithful America’s statement condemning Pastor Harris’s comments and sending a clear message of support to LGBT youth.

The statement reads:

Faithful Christians are appalled by Pastor Sean Harris’s hateful tirade urging violence against gay and lesbian youth. Violence and child abuse can never be justified by the teachings of Jesus Christ. All young people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, should be assured in church that they are beloved children of God.

You can sign the statement here.

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7 Responses to “10,000 Sign Christian Statement Condemning Pastor’s Violent, Hateful Sermon”

  1. Clayton King says:

    This man is emblematic of the problem within the church. All of God’s children (including adults) turn away from the church because of people like him. He should be excommunicated.

  2. Deonaha Conlin says:

    This type of behavior is monstrous. And this monster professes to be a Christian? He is an embarrassment to the faith.

  3. Linda Haag says:

    My God is all loving and supportive to all people. Hate has no place, ever. Thank you for articulating in a very clear and concise statement. I would go further to say that love and acceptance should be the societal norm and also never be accepted for any reason.

  4. Jo Anne Paul says:

    Hyperbole-you keep using that word but I do not think you know what it means. Shame on you and your church.

  5. Margaret Irwin says:

    I don’t understand how anyone who reads the Gospels can come to the conclusions Pastor Harris has.

  6. Lynn Szwaja says:

    This hate-filled act does not accord at all with the techings of Jesus Christ, who commanded his followers to love one another as I have loved you.

  7. Steve Corum says:

    Appalling and tragic.