Vice president Mike Pence attended a church sermon in Memphis, Tennessee this week where the pastor promoted beliefs that gay people are 'possessed by demons.'
The event was on Martin Luther King Day, and was streamed live on the White House YouTube channel. It also featured church leaders claiming that Pence was "one of the most persecuted Christians in America".
Although Pence did speak at the event, his address did not cause any controversy. But the same cannot be said for Bishop Jerry Wayne Taylor.
During his speech, the pastor rallied against the LGBTQ+ community and appeared to suggest that he would commit an act of violence if a gay man was attracted to him.
We have to encourage young men and women to get married.
It’s a demonic spirit that causes a woman to want to lie with another woman.
It’s a demonic spirit that causes a man to be attracted to another man.
If a man gets attracted to me, he’s gonna be in trouble. Don’t put your hands on me! Amen. God didn’t make us for that.
He made a man to be a man. If you want to know what God made you, when you go to the bathroom, just check your plumbing.
What kind of plumbing are you using?
Taylor then went on to claim that animals cannot by gay which is completely false. Has he never heard of gay penguins?
You never see two male animals coming together. Animals have not left the place that God called them to be in, they stay in that place.
We’ve got to expose what the devil is doing, y’all.
No word on whether Pence supports these beliefs but he did once campaign to fund conversion therapy over HIV treatment.
HT Pink News