Jun 03, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
LGBTQ NationKINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A North Carolina pastor told graduating seniors at Kings Mountain High School’s annual baccalaureate service that they’re going to Hell if they are gay.
Parents say the message by Pastor Scott Carpenter of the Temple Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, N.C., is bullying from the pulpit, but Carpenter says he has no regrets.
I'm sure that Colorado charter-school principal would have welcomed this pastor's speech with open arms!
Somebody, anybody more theist than me, please help me with the whole concept of Baccalaureate Services. A public school district takes a day to "honor" its seniors with... prayers and preaching? Why Is This Still A Thing?
WBTV-TV (Charlotte)“Do I hate anybody? Absolutely not. I just love them too much not to tell them the truth,” Carpenter said.
But what Carpenter calls truth, is being summed up as something else to Kings Mountain parent, Chuck Wilson.
“This is bullying. Bullying doesn't have to happen from the back hallway of a school or a back parking lot. It can happen from the pulpit, it can happen from the stage,” Wilson said.
Wilson tells WBTV he was floored when he caught wind of the message delivered during his daughter's senior baccalaureate service.
A student tells WBTV Carpenter told the audience they would go to Hell if they were homosexual.
“It's a public school. There are children here. I think there should be some level of responsibility of the speaker coming in to not take advantage of a captive audience,” Wilson said.
A "captive audience"... same rhetorical argument the Colorado charter school used to deny the valedictorian the opportunity to speak before his fellow graduates. Interestingly, only this pastor guy gets to speak and spread his "love"!