Pastor Robby Gallaty
An American pastor has told his congregation that gay people must remain celibate or they should be put to death.
In a video posted on YouTube (see below), Robby Gallaty, a senior pastor at the Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, used the Bible to justify his outdated and bigoted views on homosexuality.
He preached in the sermon last month that speaking out against homosexuality could not be equated to racism.
“A black man can’t change his race but a homosexual can choose not to engage in homosexual acts,” said Gallaty, adding “Sexuality is a choice, gender and race are not. It’s not the same issue here.”
He also warned that, “homosexuality is an attack on the family and the marriage. It’s the most lethal attack we have today against the family. And if the enemy can ruin the family, he wins.”
Gallaty went on to ask, “So what happens to people who engage in this activity, this sexual immoral activity?
“Go to Leviticus 20, God gives us the punishment for engaging in these sins. They must be put to death. And their blood is on their own hands,” said the pastor.
He also equated homosexuality with his own struggles with substance abuse. “It’s the same desire I had to get high and score dope years ago, it’s a desire there,” he insisted.
According to the church’s website, Gallaty “was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002.”
His advice to gay people is that, “you may have to remain single for the rest of your life.”