Leaders of a planned protest against Maiden pastor Charles Worley are scrambling to find a place to demonstrate just two days before thousands are expected to descend on Catawba County.
Maiden is still buzzing with talk of gays, lesbians, protests and pastors two days after a local preacher’s anti-gay remarks sparked a national controversy.
Town residents say recent comments made by pastor Charles Worley do not represent the town or its people.
At least four people were transported to hospitals this afternoon following a three-vehicle wreck on N.C. 10 in Newton.
The wreck, which happened about 3 p.m. just west of U.S. 321 Business, stalled traffic on N.C. 10.
At 4:15 p.m., emergency crews were still working to free one person from a vehicle involved in the crash.
Controversy continues swirling around a Maiden church where the pastor called for gay people to be cordoned in an electric fence and eradicated.
Follow the story as it develops in the Wednesday edition of The O-N-E, and see video from Pastor Charles Worleyâ€™s sermon online: http://www.observernewsonline.com/content/pastors-sermon-stirs-controversy.