CNN's David Mattingly asks a North Carolina Pastor about his controversial sermon in which he told fathers in his congregation to give "a good punch" to sons who act effeminately. Pastor Sean Harris also said if girls are "butch" they should be reigned in, and he denounced same-sex marriage.
He issued a retraction, but there's more to the story. Watch the preview and tune in on Tuesday at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for the full interview on AC360°.
Col 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children, that they be not discouraged. – This is from the bible – a book this pastor should sit down and read sometime. Preachers like this should be defrocked for making harmful statements like this. His apology is a bit late and insincere considering he is suggesting violence toward LGBT youth. How would he feel if I told my kids to go punch a Baptist because we don't believe like them? Stupid, right? How about preaching about love, kindness, and hope? Maybe if we treated each other more positively we would understand and get along better. He should be ashamed not just apologetic!!!
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