A preacher went on a furious tirade claiming to give parents permission to beat children who display any sign of homosexuality.
Sean Harris, senior pastor at Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, went on the attack in his Sunday sermon, saying that effeminate behavior must be ‘squashed like a cockroach’.
He is is a strong supporter of North Carolina’s proposed anti-gay law, Amendment One.
There have been other recent controversies over the law, with footage of a North Carolina resident firing a shotgun at a ‘Vote Against Amendment One’ sign going viral in the state’s lesbian and gay community.
There will be a state poll on May 8 to decide if marriage must only be between a man and a woman.
In his tirade Harris begins: ‘So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, ‘Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,’ you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.’
He continues: ‘Can I make it any clearer? Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist.
‘Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male.’
Harris also has parental advice for girls who like sports: ‘And when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in.
‘And you say, Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God.
‘But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.’
Also claiming to give parents permission to assault children Harris says: ‘Can I take charge like that as a parent? Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that.’
Source: Daily Mail