KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. — A North Carolina pastor told graduating seniors at Kings Mountain High School’s annual baccalaureate service that they’re going to Hell if they are gay.
Parents say the message by Pastor Scott Carpenter of the Temple Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, N.C., is bullying from the pulpit, but Carpenter says he has no regrets.
“This is bullying. Bullying doesn’t have to happen from the back hallway of a school or a back parking lot. It can happen from the pulpit, it can happen from the stage,” says parent Chuck Wilson.
But Carpenter says, “All I did was simply speak biblical truth… The number one audience that I have to please is God.”
The school district said it may be more cautious about the selection process of baccalaureate speakers in the future.