MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Beat the gay out of your son. That's what Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, North Carolina told the men in his congregation to do to their sons if they suspect they're gay.
He told the men to "man up, give a good punch," adding, "Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you crack that wrist."
Will Batts is the Executive Director of the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center. He says the message Pastor Harris is sending is troubling.
"It lets people that hear those words think it's ok to actually do the violence," he said. "As a person of faith myself I don't believe that's related to Christianity."
Pastor Harris said his comments were taken out of context.