A Tennessee pastor is preaching that the stoning of gays is part of the “mindset of God.”

In a sermon for The Gospel of Christ television program, Pastor Ben Bailey of the Central Church of Christ in McMinnville, Tennessee said that some couples are opting for churches with “relaxed and liberal views.”

These people want “things like women preaching, women leading in service, where homosexuals and gay marriage were accepted openly.”

“They were just looking for something liberal. Something that didn't criticize or condemn or didn't have any hardcore standards on anything – anything goes type of mentality.”

But God, Bailey argued “has a definite standard and it is not the liberal mindset that we see today.”

“God does not approve of homosexuality or gay marriage. The Scripture says … that is vile, unnatural and deserving of a penalty. … It's an abomination that under the Old Testament deserved stoning,” Bailey told viewers.

“And so, is our God, the God of Bible, wanting us to go somewhere where it's liberal, relaxed views and anything goes. No, that's the effect of a very liberal society. And we need to make sure that such is not the idea or the mindset of God,” he added.