Wednesday, May 02, 2012

NC pastor created lies about gay sex because of his 'religious views'

Patrick Wooden
 During a recent Leadership Triangle forum regarding Amendment One (which would wreak havoc in North Carolina for unmarried couples and domestic violence laws if passed) blogger Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend had a very interesting conversation with one of the leading supporters of this amendment,  Pastor Patrick Wooden.

Pastor Wooden of Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh, NC has been very vocal in his support of the amendment.  In  past interviews, he claimed that gays engage in so much anal sex that they have to wear diapers and also they use instruments such as cell phones as sexual aids:

. . I know of a case where in a hospital a homosexual male had a cellphone lodged in his anus and as they were operating on him the phone went off, the phone started ringing!

After the forum, Pam questioned Wooden directly on his spurious claims regarding gays and sex, particularly the cell phone claim. The following is what she said took place:

Wooden’s defense is that he was asked to go on the program and he told “an anecdote." I reminded him that he had no data or evidence to support this claim, and that this is only supporting the notion that he thinks being gay is all about sex, and that heterosexuals engage in all sorts of sexual behaviors that don’t have any impact on their civil rights. All he could say was that he has to talk about it in these terms because, by definition, “homosexuals as a group are defined by who they sleep with” and by extension, since his religious view is that homosexuality is a sin, this is what drives him to speak out.

So basically Wooden did not supply any evidence of his claim because there was none. Wooden admitted that the only reason he made the claim  was to create an image of the gay community which is conducive to his religious beliefs that gays are immoral sinners.

In other words, Wooden lied. Deliberately and unashamedly.

Wooden was not interested in giving logical reasons why Amendment One should be passed. In fact, Wooden has never been interested in defending Amendment One through logic at all. He has only been interested in pushing Amendment One through any means, even if it meant demonizing the gay community through fear tactics and ugly stories of sex, diapers, and cell phones. And why did he do this? Because his religious beliefs dictated that homosexuality is a sin.

Where in the Bible does it say that Christians should lie in accordance to their beliefs?

Seems to me that if a truly Christian man feels that the position he takes on an issue is correct, he should not have to stoop to lies in order to defend it.

Wooden's admittance calls into question not only his integrity, but also his character.

Gays and lesbians partaking in the sacred institution of marriage in no way damages it. We merely want protection for our loved ones and the right to love without fear.

What's so immoral about that?

However, if anyone fears a danger of marriage being corrupted, they would be best served to look in Pastor Wooden's direction and remember his shameless ability to deceive without a shred of impunity.

Marriage is about love, support, and truthfulness. Pastor Wooden is nothing but lies.

To call on him to "protect marriage" is like asking a thief to guard Fort Knox.

The grand irony is that Wooden, according to Pam, said that the pastors who were against Amendment One didn't know how to read their Bibles. Wooden also had some ugly words to say about Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II of the NC NAACP who has been a vocal opponent of Amendment One:

He (Wooden) spoke dismissively onstage about other religious leaders who oppose Amendment One, and when I asked him about the NC NAACP’s Rev. Barber’s Open Letter to North Carolinians and very forceful advocacy against A1, he said that Rev. Dr. Barber is a demagogue (that’s a quote), and is not telling the truth about the harms of the amendment.

So Wooden seems to think that Rev. Barber is a demagogue huh? Well let's just put that one to a visual test:


I'm sure the Rev. Barber and the other pastors who oppose Amendment One know the Bible just as well as Wooden.

Particularly the verse about bearing false witness.


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10 comments :

Anonymous said...

no surprice there that he lied...religion teaches people to lie....I grew up in the shit and saw it all the time and even when I was a pastor I saw it too...when are they going to learn. I am reading a book "The Republican Brain"..so far it is good...the book talks about "motivated reasoning"mmmm a interesting concept why they believe what they do

Mr. Wonderful said...

It'll be interesting to see what happens with Amendment One. If you're a homophobe then you'll have to vote AGAINST it, is that correct?
So confusing. I could see a lot of people voting for it.

Xaratherus said...

Lying for Jesus™ is still lying, Mr. Wooden. The truth is that the facts run contradictory to what you believe, and rather than question your beliefs by questioning whether your interpretation of the Bible regarding human sexuality is right or wrong, you instead hypocritically and consciously commit a sin against those same beliefs by lying to try and justify them.

Good job.

JesterKatz said...

I've noticed the best way to bring harm (physically, mentally, etc.) to another human being (or just about any kind of living creature in general) without your empathy getting in the way, is to dehumanize them. After all, it's not "truly" human, so you feel no guilt, and even a sense of obligation, to bring harm to what you see is a "monster". Though, as I've leaned, if you're going to go through such lengths to harm someone, or some people, you don't like, you dehumanize yourself as well; perhaps even more so.

Philosophy aside, Wooden's "definition" is bollocks, and not for the obvious reason that homosexuality is not defined that way. Sex is gender-neutral; that is to say, any gender can have sex with any gender, it's not like homosexuals and heterosexuals have unique "equipment" or whatever that makes them only capable of having sex with whichever gender they're attracted to. Not to mention sex isn't merely about physical intimacy, there's an emotional connection as well. You're not having sex with some guy or gal, you're having sex with someone you love. Something people like Mr. Wooden will never understand.

BlackTsunami said...

Mr. Wonderful, it is only confusing because you are DELIBERATELY confusing the issue. The point is that this supposed man of God - Wooden - sees nothing wrong with telling a bold faced lie on gays in order to scare people to vote for Amendment One.

Please stop insulting my intelligence by your game of semantics.

Daniel said...

I'm so disappointed. I kept checking the Apple app store for the anal sex app, and now I found out there isn't one. Not on Android either. He made it up. Pastor Wooden has misled me again.

EvilI said...

Blaming Jesus for your behavior sounds like taking the name of the Lord in vain to me, too.

You'd think if this was really important to God, it would be possible to defend it without violating His instructions... Nah.

mordicai said...

Hey man, it isn't like the Bible talks about false witness, you know?

Anonymous said...

I am a registered nurse in north carolina and I have taken care of male homosexual patients who has to wear diapers or sit on pads because of the leakage from their rectums. This is absolutely true. My name is Emell Turner, RN, BSN and I work in hospitals in Raleigh. Ask medical professionals if you want medical answers. He is telling the truth!

BlackTsunami said...

Medical professionals totally disagree with you on thisone. Anyone can come online and make a statement without any proof. I want further proof of your claims. Since you have given your name, I would like to have an interview with you. If not, I call bullshit.