Reverend Rips Pastors, Congregation for Opposing Marriage Equality After North Carolina passed a constitutional amendment to ban marriage equality and civil unions, and after President Obama came out in support of all couples being free to marry, the reaction of many high-profile pastors was to praise the former and poo-poo the latter. Like, for example, Pastor Charles L. Worley, a man of God who called for an electrified fence around an isolated homosexual population. Classy. But not all pastors are created equal. Some aren’t content to watch these supposed Christians disparage God’s creatures. Check out Rev. Frederick D. Haynes III of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, who recently blasted other men of God and members of his congregation for speaking out against President Obama and the idea of equality. “Notice that it does not say that all straight men are created equal,” Haynes said. “Notice it does not say that all men unless you are gay and lesbian are created equal. [Obama] swore and oath to uphold and defend the Constitution not the Bible … He is not the Pastor of the United States he is the President of the United States.” “You should have seen preachers just scurrying and hurrying to call a conference call to call out the President for what he had declared as a personal opinion,” he also said. “He said it was a personal opinion. But whatever you like to ostracize other people it’s because there’s a fear that you have yourself, and the fear that you have finds itself rooted in an ignorance of other people. Or in a projection of your issues. Either there’s ignorance or there is a projection of your issues … It really blows my mind how outraged you are. You are so outraged over what the President said. First of all, take a chill pill. Take a deep breath, everything’s gonna be all right.” He continued: “Have you ever read the Gospel and heard Jesus say anything about homosexuality? … Black folk can’t even deal with homosexuality because we got issues with sexuality. And because we got issues with sexuality we can’t have a healthy discussion about homosexuality. Why, why do you get so upset?” Watch this true man of God speak out here: Amen. Can I get a witness? Are there other pastors out there who are saying the same things as Haynes did? Absolutely. Not every pastor is a hate-monger, and often the worst ones get the best headlines. But it’s nice to see clips like this make the rounds after a tough couple of weeks of hate speech. [Towleroad] Follow us! Click and Follow Us Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.