Under fire this week from gay rights activists for a Sunday sermon in which he encouraged parents in his congregation to assault their kids if they showed signs of being gay, North Carolina pastor Sean Harris now claims he only was trying to be funny:
The second you see your son dropping that limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch.
Harris, who was preaching about gay marriage ahead of the state's upcoming vote on Amendment One, defended his support of the legislation. "What I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly," Harris said. "I'm not going to compromise on that."