This via Jeremy Hooper who tweets: “I was once a scared gay boy in the south. This is the climate that made that so.”

Video: Amendment 1 pastor gives parents ‘special dispensation’ to use violence against LGBT kids!!!

TRANSCRIPT: “So your little son starts to act a little girlish when he is four years old and instead of squashing that like a cockroach and saying, “Man up, son, get that dress off you and get outside and dig a ditch, because that is what boys do,” you get out the camera and you start taking pictures of Johnny acting like a female and then you upload it to YouTube and everybody laughs about it and the next thing you know, this dude, this kid is acting out childhood fantasies that should have been squashed.
Can I make it any clearer?  Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. Ok? You are not going to act like that. You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male. And when your daughter starts acting to Butch you reign her in. And you say, “Oh, no, sweetheart. You can play sports. Play them to the glory of God. But sometimes you are going to act like a girl and walk like a girl and talk like a girl and smell like a girl and that means you are going to be beautiful. You are going to be attractive. You are going to dress yourself up.”

You say, “Can I take charge like that as a parent?”

Yeah, you can. You are authorized. I just gave you a special dispensation this morning to do that.”

[Emphasis mine…] So here is a man behind the pulpit, pastor (sic) Sean Harris Senior Pastor of the Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina, telling fathers to break the bones and beat up their gay sons, and “reign in” (like the way this guy suggested perhaps?) their gay daughters as a way of making them heterosexual.  Loving the sinner.  It doesn’t get more authoritative then that.  The way you deal with homosexuals is you beat the crap out of them, especially if they’re your own flesh and blood. The guy behind the pulpit says so and he speaks for God.

This is how gay people get killed. This is why gay kids kill themselves, why so many end up homeless and on the streets.  Harris, that wasn’t a born again experience you had way back when, it was your soul withering away to nothing shortly after you took your conscience around behind the barn and shot it.

Maggie…here’s what your war on loving same-sex couples has once again wrought. Picture a gay kid in that church, sitting in those pews, hearing this. Picture the fear it puts into them.  Yes…I know…you’re fine with that.