It Can't Happen Here, Can It?


Reverend Welton Gaddy
Reverend Welton Gaddy


On May 22, 2012, I received a blog via email from Interfaith Alliance, a Washington, D.C., based organization with the motto: Protecting Faith and Freedom.  I receive such notices every now and then.  But this one caught my eye.

And caused a cold chill to run down my spine.

The article includes an Anderson Cooper interview with Rev. Welton Gaddy, the head of Interfaith Alliance.  Rev. Gaddy is a Baptist minister who pastors a church in Monroe, Louisiana.  The subject of the discussion between Cooper and Gaddy was last week’s sermon of another Baptist minister, Rev. Charles Worley, who pastors a church in North Carolina.

Pastor Worley from the pulpit of his church announced that he had a solution to the gay/lesbian/same sex marriage problem. Rather than describe what he said, I have included the clip that contains  Reverend Worley’s own words.


The reason this hits so close to home for me is because I wrote a book called NEXT BEST HOPE.  It is a novel with the premise that a religious faction arises within the United States and attempts to overthrow the government and establish a nation based on the law of God as contained in the King James Version of the Bible.

The way that faction, the Christian Militants, applies the law of God to its constituents in the parts of the country it controls is where the book and Reverend Worley’s words come close to intersecting.

The only thing is that NEXT BEST HOPE is a work of fiction.  Pastor Worley’s words aren’t.

As a special one-time offer, NEXT BEST HOPE will be free on the Kindle store tomorrow, Sunday, May 27th.  If you would like to check it out, Sunday would be a good time to do so.

It can’t happen here, can it?

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