MSNBC commentator Lawrence O’Donnell on Wednesday blasted North Carolina preacher Sean Harris, calling him a “hate-driven pastor” for advocating violence as a corrective measure to prevent that child from being gay or lesbian, and a “liar” for denying much of what he said in an unapologetic retraction.
In a sermon on Sunday, April 29, Harris advised parents that when they see their “girlish sons … dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist … Give him a good punch,” adding, “And when your daughter starts acting too butch, you reign her in.”
But in his official statement, Harris said, “I have never suggested children or those in the LGBT lifestyle should be beaten, punched, abused (phsically [sic] or psychologically) in any form or fashion.”
Watch O’Donnell’s report:
O’Donnell noted that Harris has since asked for forgiveness in his statement of retraction, but he didn’t ask for everyone’s forgiveness — only Christians.