Sean Harris, a North Carolina pastor from Berean Baptist Church has retracted his comments to his congregation during a sermon that parents should “punch” their children who exhibit homosexual behavior. He said he didn’t intend to offend the LGBT community with his remarks, but rather was attempting to “communicate the word of God regarding marriage. I apologize to anyone I have unintentionally offended,” Sean Harris wrote in a statement on his church’s website.
Last Sunday, Harris also encouraged parents to “crack the wrists” of their sons who appear to be homosexual, telling them to “man up.” “You were made by God to be a male and you are going to be a male,” Harris told parents to tell their sons.
Harris told the Fayetteville Observer that the comments were meant as a joke and that no one in the church took him seriously. Watch the video here and tel me what you think.
Victor Counted is the Executive Director of the Third Millennium Africa (TMAfrica) Group and the Founder of the Counted for Christ Ministries. He is a die-hard visionary and widely known for his appreciable commitment to leadership. Victor has published leading papers in professional journals and presented papers at major conferences on variety of topics including cybermissions, work and life compatibility, Pentecostalism, e-content development and management, genomics healthcare, homosexuality, and leadership strategies for the third millennium. He authored “Church in Cyberspace (2010)”, “African Genomics in Review (2011)” and co-authored “Think Up: The Church in Africa Engaging Plurality” (2013). He presently lives in Lagos (Nigeria) from where he speaks, writes and travels.