A supporter of Pastor Charles L. Worley has told an NBC affiliate that gay people “are worthy of death.”

Worley, who ministers at the Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, North Carolina, has been criticized for telling congregants during a May 13 sermon that gay men and women should be confined behind an electrified fence and left to die.

When he added, “Somebody said, 'Who you gonna vote for?' I ain't gonna vote for a baby killer and a homosexual lover,” some in the crowd could be heard responding with “Amen.”

Church member Geneva Sims told Charlotte-based NBC affiliate WCNC-TV that she agrees with Worley's sermon.

“He had every right to say what he said about put 'em in a pen,” Sims said. “The Bible says they're worthy of death.”

Stacey Pritchard added: “Sometimes you got to be scared straight. He's trying to save those people from going to hell.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

A protest being organized on Facebook will take place on Sunday, May 27 outside the Providence Road Baptist Church.