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God Abhors You': Protesters Rally Against Pastor Who Called for Gays to Be Placed in Electric Fence

"I now pronounce you pervert and pervert."

The controversy surrounding North Carolina-based pastor Charles L. Worley following his sermon calling for gays and lesbians to be contained in an electrified fence until they die off only seems to be growing.

On Sunday, CNN caught up with the Worley, who refused to comment or retract any of his previous statements.

"Pastor, would you like to take back anything you said?," a reporter asked, as Worley was walking to his car on his way to deliver a Sunday sermon.

(Related: Flashback to ‘Electric Fence’ Anti-Gay Pastor’s 1978 Sermon: 40 Years Ago Gays Would Have Been Hanged ‘From a White Oak Tree’)

Worley paced on, ignoring the opportunity to clarify or frame the comments that have made their way across the nation. His silence, though, was later countered by individuals on both sides of the debate who held boisterous protest events.

"I felt that he was preaching bigotry," said one man who attended a rally just miles from the church. "My God is a loving God. My God loves everybody."

(Related: Pastor: ‘Get Rid of All the Lesbians & Queers’ by Trapping Them With an Electric Fence (Eventually They’ll Die Off)

"This is not a preacher. This is a bigot," yet another protester proclaimed.

Below, watch a protest video, during which anti-Worley protesters chant "Love not hate!"

But while these individuals came together against Worley, others assembled with signs in hand to support the purportedly anti-gay pastor. Some of the posters touted messages like, "God abhors you" and "I now pronounce you pervert and pervert."

Watch CNN's coverage of the protest and counter-protest, below:

As The Blaze previously reported, Worley, the faith leader at Providence Road Baptist Church in the town of Maiden, set off a firestorm when his sermon about gays made its way around the blogosphere earlier this month.

“Build a great, big, large fence — 150 or 100 mile long — put all the lesbians in there,” he said in the sermon, which was allegedly filmed on May 13. “Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can’t get out…and you know what, in a few years, they’ll die out…do you know why? They can’t reproduce!”

Judging from the protests and continued interest, the controversy surrounding his words is nowhere near over.

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