In a radio-broadcasted sermon this past Sunday, North Carolina evangelical preacher Sean Harris advocated that parents use violence in response to any perceived signs of homosexuality among their children.
“Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist,” he shouts as some in the crowd laugh and give amens. “Man up! Give him a good punch! Okay? ‘You’re not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male, and you’re going to be a male.'”
He continues on to tell congregants how to speak with their daughters who start to act a bit “butch”:
‘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 up!’
Maybe I should take back some of my disappointment in Dan Savage for being uncivil. When people like Harris have power and influence over thousands of listeners, it does make for a scary picture.
And you wonder why evangelical Christians often get a bad rap.
Hear the offending sermon below:
(H/T The Raw Story)
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