I’m dumbfounded. This man claims to be a follower of
If Charles Worley’s Baptist congregation is not independent, but part of a larger denominational affiliation of Baptist congregations, then it’s incumbent upon the leaders of this affiliation to speak to what he’s saying (because he’s expressing support, from his pulpit, for the annihilation of a whole class of human beings).
If you would like to send Charles Worley a letter of protest, the address of his church in North Carolina is the following:
Providence Road Baptist Church
3283 Providence Mill Rd, Maiden, NC 28650
And, yes, a protest—presumably not far from Worley’s church—is being organized via Facebook for May 27th, 2012. See here. But I’m most interested in knowing which parts of the larger Baptist church this man’s congregation is affiliated.
Albert Mohler, for example, is President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Does Worley’s church affiliate with the Southern Baptists, and if so, what is Albert Mohler’s response to this?
I want to hear from Baptist leaders. This is a Martin Niemoller moment.
The below quote of Martin Niemöller is a familiar one, but it deserves to be brought to consciousness in this context. This is Niemoller exactly as he is said to have put it to a Frankfurt congregation in 1946:
“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”