In a spectacular display of ignorance, anti-LGBT preacher Flip Benham showed up at a Charlotte City Council meeting last week to say that the city’s current state of unrest has been caused not by anger over police violence, but by the passing of the non-discrimination ordinance that inspired HB 2.
Benham has railed against the ordinance ever since Mayor Jennifer Roberts passed it earlier this year, mostly by attending meetings where he reads from the Bible and yells at the City Council.
At this particular meeting, Benham read a passage that focused on prostitutes and watered-down wine before launching into his attack against Roberts.
He berated the mayor for continuing to support an ordinance that has caused “blood…to course down the corridors of our schools, our workplaces and our streets” and demanded that she repent for her sins, which, he argued, have brought on the citywide protests.
“It is you that unleashed hell in our city when you tried to say that boys and girls are not that,” he yelled. “You did it! Now repent, Jennifer Roberts, in the name of Jesus Christ!”
Benham has previously been kicked out of two City Council meetings—one in May, the other in August—and been reprimanded for attempting to disrupt Charlotte Pride.
h/t: LGBTQ Nation