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A Ministry Unraveling, A Call For Murder, A Convicted Sex Offender: We're Not Making This Stuff Up!

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"...take 'em all out and shoot 'em with a scatter shot gun."

Perhaps it's just the evolution of hate speech.

Written at 12:30PM, Saturday:

I knew, as did many people, that it would come to this: a mega-church preacher overtly calling for the death of gays. Who now says that what he said was wrong and that he was The MP4 was yanked from YouTube, but Joe Jervis (Joe.My.God) was able to save both his initial speech and the more "gentle" speech. You can compare them.

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Owens is in the midst of a nationwide speaking tour. Why don't we show him what we think of his "slip"? The schedule is posted here. The list goes into 2012 and covers at least 30 Baptist churches in the U.S. and Canada. Would it be fair to say that any of the Baptist churches espouse his views? Protests in each town should spark debate. Maybe his tour could be "shortened" by cancellations.

Here's a transcript of his short, but exceedingly vicious tirade:

In America we need to stop burnin' flags and start burnin' fags. It's about time somebody said what needs to be said, it's vile, it's reprobate, and AIDS is a curse sent from God. It's a curse sent from God. You say that "you shouldn't say that" Well (indecipherable) it's my turn. (prolonged cheering). We need hunt-a-homo week. We do! Straighten it up and put it on television. Put it on television. That'll put em' back in the closet. I'll tell you somethin' - those that are yellin' "n screamin' "n shoutin' the reason they came out of the closet "cause there weren't enough men on the other side of the closet to keep "em in! If you'd been a man, you wouldn't have that problem. Ya know, we should take "em all out "n shoot "em with a scatter shotgun.

Written at 8:30PM:

Pastor Owens has been hit with a barrage of phone calls, emails, whatever. He's written an apology, recorded it and posted it on his website. It seems that he had delivered that sermon in about 1995 when he was "young."

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