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May 8th, 2012
11:28 PM ET

Pastor: Never said 'beat gay out of kids'

Pastor Sean Harris explains what he meant when he told parents to punch children who demonstrate homosexual behavior.

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  1. Josh

    Maybe this guy should stay at home one Sunday and read more verses out of the Bible besides the few he uses to validate discrimination. This man is taking about 6 or 7 verses out of the Bible (of approx. 32000) and using it to define Christianity. That's blasphemy. The Bible is not the Constitution. This country was not built on modern Christian beliefs. It was built on the cornerstones of freedom and the pursuit of happiness and justice for all!! I'd love for this guy to give an example of when Jesus (which is the only true word of God in the Bible) taught that feminine guys should be straightened out by parents. His sermon was VERY unpatriotic and I'm ashamed that such a guy defended this country and it's rights in the military. He needs to do some serious repenting. And also, if churches want to be in the center of political discussions...they need to start paying taxes! That big church building....probably sitting on a prime piece of real estate...pay the property taxes.....then you may have a say in legislation. When amendment 1 passed it was a SAD day for Christianity.

    May 10, 2012 at 12:10 am |
  2. Luis Goncalves

    Since the church doesn't accept the civil union as a legitimate marriage under God, why do they (all religions) bother to oppose and discuss the Gay union? I don't get it. Has anyone asked them that? I may be wrong, but i don't think there is anyone asking any church to accept the gay marriage. Am I wrong?

    May 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm |
  3. rollins

    can we say intolerant?

    May 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm |
  4. Rachel

    Thank you, CNN, for editing this interview in a reasonably fair manner. Pastor Sean is a Godly man. Our congregation does NOT support violence towards men, women, or children who struggle with homosexuality. An accurate headline would have said, "Pastor uses strong language to encourage parents to affirm the masculinity in their sons."

    Most importantly, we welcome everyone to our church, every race, background, belief, or sexual orientation. We believe in the Word of God in its entirety and do not compromise our beliefs; we speak the truth in love. Take it from someone who actually attends the church!

    May 9, 2012 at 9:42 am |