Thousands expected at protest against pastor after remarks about gays
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MAIDEN, N.C. – Thousands of protesters from across the country are expected in Catawba County this weekend to protest a preacher's controversial sermon against gays.
Demonstrators plan to speak out Sunday against the Rev. Charles Worley of Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, who during a sermon told parishioners gay people should be rounded up and left to die in concentration style camps.
Officials say at least 50 sheriff's deputies and police officers will be on hand at the event, along with the highway patrol.
News 14 Carolina was told Worley has received death threats but authorities say they don't believe those threats are credible.
Sunday's protest will take place at the Catawba County Justice Center.