Nutjob Pastor Flip Benham Blames Charlotte’s Police Protests On Passage Of LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Radical right-wing activist Flip Benham showed up at another Charlotte, North Carolina, city council meeting this week, this time to blame the unrest in the city that followed the recent shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by police on the passage of a measure aimed at protecting LGBT rights earlier this year.

After reading a passage from Isaiah 1, Benham thundered that “the Lord Almighty has spoken to you on July 25th these very words, that if you continue this rebellion against Almighty God, blood is going to course down the corridors of our schools, our workplaces and our streets!”

“You need to turn back to Him,” Benham bellowed. “It is you who unleashed hell in our city when you tried to say that boy and girls are not the different. You did it! Now repent [Charlotte mayor] Jennifer Roberts, in the name of Jesus Christ!”

  • JT

    the Lord Almighty has spoken to you

    Shut the fuck up, you arrogant asswipe!

  • Taylor

    He seems nice!

  • joeyj1220

    someone please out this motherfucker already… there has to be pictures, videos of him in public parks…, ANYTHING

    • Chucktech

      Well… I’ll settle for having his sons outed…

      • david fairfield

        Better still…

  • pj

    yelling makes you right

    • Butch


      • KQCA

        I want to sit with pj and Butch at lunch break. πŸ™‚

        • Butch

          PIzza OK? It’s Friday and I’m knocking off early.

          • KQCA

            LOVE it!

      • StraightGrandmother

        That was funny

    • JellyDonut

      he looks like the crazy dude who preaches in the Walmart parking lot.

      • Hunter M

        He took a break to go to the council meeting.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this isn’t democracy, it’s obnoxious nonsense

    start banning these idiots from speaking at public meetings

    • bkmn

      and end the tax-exemption for religious orgs.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • JT

      That looks a little like Blanche from the Golden Girls.

      • David F.

        Either that or one of The Doctors had a sex change.

    • Goodboy

      No wonder his sons are totally fucked up. Never had a chance. None of us would with a crazy psycho like that. Imagine growing up forced to listen to that 24/7.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Love it!

      • Richard

        I really miss George….

        • BlueberriesForMe

          “When Will Jesus Bring The Pork Chops?”

          • D. J.

            That was a great little book.

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    • TK

      Amen to that!!

  • DumbHairyApe

    Mental illness isn’t pretty.

    • Chuck in NYC

      Seriously. If there were ever a reason to remove all guns from someone’s house…

  • ETownCanuck

    Get help, seriously.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • joeyj1220

      “my biscuits are on fire!”

      • Acronym Jim

        “Stay away from the habanero beans and rice!”

      • D. J.

        Gotta keep the ham hot somehow.

  • Blake Jordan

    Mental health needs more focus by government…

    • bkmn

      And they need to rein in the grifters, aka preachers.

      • (((dagobarbz)))

        They won’t, so it’s on the people to reject them until they dwindle into irrelevance and poverty.

  • bkmn
  • kareemachan

    I truly think someone should call 911. He looks like he’s in the midst of a MAJOR stroke.

    • PeterC

      Oh, lets wait for the stroke.

  • Piercedchrlz
  • Rex

    Love conquers hate, but as a bible believing christian he just doesn’t seem to get it.

    • Steverino

      Flip flops again.

      • (((dagobarbz)))


  • Silver Badger

    One would think Charlotte could afford a Sargent at Arms to remove disruptive people.

  • The_Wretched

    I suspect that the rioters riot due to the endless suspicious killing of black men by cops. Just a thought.

    Flip might not be a raving lunatic but his religion sure makes it hard to tell. He’s entitled to have his religion but he’s not entitled to make up facts and be taken seriously.

  • Rex

    At least he’s not blaming the gays, he’s blaming the city council that wants to treat the gays as equal citizens under the law.
    That’s a relief.

  • KQCA

    Isn’t “Nutjob pastor” is redundant?

  • David
  • David L. Caster

    Counsel’s response should have been to have the Benham nut ejected from the meeting.

    • Chucktech

      Counsel’s response should have been “Do have have video of the Lord Almighty speaking? Maybe a transcript? Anyone else hear the Lord Almighty speak? No? Any citations of this “speaking Lord Almighty”? No? Thank you, pastor, that will be all from you.”

  • JaniceInToronto

    How soon ’til we hear about him being arrested for fondling children?

    • David


  • shellback

    I can’t guess how he got the name “Flip.”

  • Statistics Palin
  • dcurlee

    If you want to give a sermon go to church. No place in these meetings.

  • Rex

    They love to quote the Old Testament.
    However, they’ll also say that those who believe in Jesus are not bound to Old Testament laws.
    Jesus taught love and acceptance, and Christians are supposed to live like Jesus did. Jesus also said nothing about the LGBT community, but I’m fairly certain they’re covered under the “love thy neighbor” and “do unto others” commandments of Jesus.
    Really, if they’re going to go berserk in public the least they could do is understand their own religion and practice it.
    And, why doesn’t he go out and help those who are suffering because of the violence, you know, like Jesus would have done.

    • PeterC

      You got to be kidding !!

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    A compulsive, often unreasonable idea or emotion.

  • karmanot

    pppppffffftttt NEXT!………………………….

  • olandp
  • Bill Post

    Well I’m going to blame it on pasty, overweight Type 2 diabetics with ketoacidosis.

  • Todd

    No Flip, one plus one does not equal three.

    • Chucktech

      But Flip’s the kind of christianist nut who would declare that if the bible said one plus one equals three he’d believe it.

  • Blackfork

    Methinks she doth protest too much. What a closet case.

  • Tigernan Quinn

    Wasn’t the OT wiped out by the New Covenant of Jesus’ blood? It sure gets brought up a lot.

    • ByronK

      Yes, blood out of his wherever.

    • Chucktech

      Yeah, but it’s complicated…

  • Richard Rush

    Benham is invoking religion’s tactic of last resort for controlling human behavior:

    “Not only will you receive god’s loving wrath for violating what we claim to be his will, you will also receive that same god’s loving wrath for failing to stop others from violating what we claim to be his will.”

    • StraightGrandmother

      key words, “We Claim”

    • BudClark

      “Love Me or I’ll kill you.” (god)

  • JellyDonut

    crazy people like that live among us and WE are the threat? Whew! time for a Hillary shimmy!

  • Benny S.

    Wow. I almost had a stroke on Benham’s behalf, after watching that video clip.

  • Hank
  • TuuxKabin
  • Mister Don

    Isaiah 1 is Old Testament, White Jesus is very sad that you’re ignoring His Sacrifice!

  • eyechart

    Flip you, fuck!

  • greenmanTN

    Given that beet red face, he’s about to have a stroke at any moment, which if I’m being honest might not be a bad thing…

    In a way it’s kind of awesome the powers these idjits ascribe to us. We can cause earthquakes, hurricanes, civil unrest, milk to spoil, and probably diaper rash if we really set our minds to it. And definitely erectile disfunction since these weirdos seem to think a whole lot about what gay men do in bed, probably more that we think about it.

    • Cackalaquiano

      I suspect when they think about gay buttsecks a lot of their erectile dysfunction magically resolves itself.

      • greenmanTN

        These male Christian Right-Wingers think WAY too much about gay male sex to be normal. To remember the last time I thought about heterosexual sex in any indepth way I would need a time machine! “Not my business, not my concern.”

        It’s like a “talk to the hand” moment for me. Don’t care, don’t wanna know. But could you at least be a little more subtle about your masturbatory interest in my sex life because, dude, this is really pretty skeazy and you’re not fooling anybody.

        • KCMC

          talk to the hand is foreplay at my house.

  • 2patricius2

    Just think. We almost had two of his nut-job sons on the House and Garden (Gay) Channel.

    • (((dagobarbz)))

      Ohhhh….THOSE guys! I liked that their bigotry lost them a sweet reality show gig.

    • StraightGrandmother

      Every time I see the word Benham I think of that.

  • Webster

    Whenever the good old Invisible-Sky-Thingy-In-Charge is dragged out, inanity is sure to follow…

  • (((dagobarbz)))

    I’d pull the plug on him as soon as he started preaching, as that wastes everyone’s time.

  • Robert Conner

    Flip Out Benham, goes full tits-up Jeezus and insults the city council. Thank-you, Pastor Flip Out! You keep making my point that evangelicals are crazier than shit house rats, that they have permanently disqualified themselves from any semblance of sane discourse on any issue, and that they are fit for nothing more than objects of derision.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • zhera

    Wow. And the applause he gets when he sputters out ‘Jeeziz’. What the fuck!

    • StraightGrandmother

      Guys like that they always have to bring along a few people to provide applause. What a bunch of weaklings to follow a guy like Flip. How empty are their lives that this is what they chose to spend their time on?

  • TrollopeReader

    well, the blood of someone came directly from the Charlotte Police, Mr. Benham.

  • Orion Dumptee

    well.well,well, Somebody left the lil’ door latch open on flips CAGE when they were changing the newspapers,…so he hops out,.and .. does’nt finish his thorazine soaked sunflower seeds..and this is the result….

  • TK

    He looks like he’s ready to pop a blood vessel for Jezus.

  • Chris Baker

    Working here, right in the center of downtown Charlotte, I see a few broken windows, but not rivers of blood.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Another one that should be thrown into a mental institution.

  • kaydenpat

    Really? What a liar. It’s clear what the protest was about to any rational person.

  • Ninja0980

    His kids never had a chance to be normal with brainwashing like that.

  • Uncle Mark

    I can’t think of anything more tone deaf or condescending to the Black community than to blame their pain and strife on the LGBT. This idiot pastor just said that God struck down an innocent Black man as a punishment for those who approved LGBT protections in the city of Charlotte. Curious that this pastor doesn’t address the anger and frustration of this community, that has also been denied rights and equal opportunities. If anything, the Black community is raging over the justice denied to them…and it appears that they have to take matters into their own hands since neither Benham’s God nor politicians seem willing to help.

    • EweTaw

      Well, Christians are, if nothing else, bat shit crazy. So we’re just lucky he didn’t show up at the city council meeting with guns a blazing.

      • Uncle Mark

        I’m not going to denigrate all Christians based upon the behavior of a few attention-seeking grifters that like to call themselves “Christians”…just like I won’t do the same to Muslims because of those ISIL whack jobs. Fortunately, over the many years, I have met a few, whose quiet kindnesses and service to others in the community have been a credit to their faith. I have also known some inclusive churches in Chicago that actually reach out and help the gay community. Let’s not lump all these hateful bigots into the same basket with some good folks. The worst of these would love for all of us to think they are the leaders; that’s why they’re stepping all over each other for the attention.

        • EweTaw

          That’s all well and good for you. I live in Utah. My experience not only with Mormons but many other Christians has taught me they’re all pretty much fucked up. The only folks who have impressed me with their charity, good works and kindness have been Buddhist nuns. We have a clot of them in Park City who are quite lovely and seem able to absorb the worst of human nature and make gold out of existence. Haven’t seen any Christians, Muslims or Jews do that yet.

  • D. J.

    I have a better word for Flipper: Quiet…..Sit…..Leave.
    Take your pick.

  • James

    Why are religious nutjobs allowed to hijack government business with their bullshit?

  • The Sentinel

    Sheesh Flip, relax man!

  • Mark NeΓ© Fuzz

    The critical thinking skills of these bible beating yahoos are absolutely abysmal. His logic didn’t get him from a to b. It got him from a to potato.

  • Gianni

    Another one-note symphony. Imagine being the mayor or a member of the council and seeing him at the meetings, knowing full well that he just has to take to the mic and shout out his Bible-based bullshit. And that you have to sit there and take it, for at least a little while, because he is a citizen with the same right to speak as others in the audience.

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    Oh no, the Venom’s. Wear high top boots.

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  • BudClark

    Ignorant asshole. Is that a cocksucker’s mouth, or what?

  • JCF