I wouldn’t say there is a wide variety of legitimate Christian responses to homosexuality. However, this is definitely, definitely, not a Christian response. Whatever this guy (Charles Worley) is, he is not a faithful preacher of the Bible, and is voicing a response that is soaked in prejudice and hate rather than Christian love.
The sad thing is, as Denny Burk noted, the media will take this video and make it representative of what typical Christians think. In reality, since this guy seems to prefer eradication over redemption, that puts him way out in left field when it comes to representing faithful Christian thought on the issue. There are many thoughtful and loving Christian responses to homosexuality and this is neither.
As Burk concluded, “Anyone who would talk like this in a sermon is not qualified to be a pastor.” I couldn’t agree more. I hope not only are there enough voices from within the Christian community condemning this poor example of Christian preaching, but that this guy is out of job in the near future.
Unfortunately, that won’t change his heart. He needs to be reminded (or told for the first time) that he needs a gracious Savior just as much as the homosexuals that he so quickly condemns. He belongs inside that imaginary fence just as much as the rest of us, and only by God’s grace do any of us escape.
In the end, this video is a clear representation of how to NOT address the issue of homosexuality as a Christian. It has no redeeming qualities and I hope is unanimously condemned from within the Christian community.