A North Carolina pastor appeared to use a recent sermon to encourage parents in his flock to hit the gay out of their kids if they thought the young ones were displaying homosexual tendencies.

In case you haven’t heard the sermon in question (below), which took place last Sunday at Berean Baptist Church in Fayetteville

Pastor Sean Harris whipped himself into an anti-gay frenzy … claiming parents should “crack” their sons’ “limp” wrists if they act gay … and then “punch” them.

Portions of the sermon posted to the Internet have since gone viral.

“Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch. OK?” Harris preached in the audio. “And when your daughter starts acting too Butch you rein her in.”

Pastor Sean Harris of the Barean Baptist Church in Fayetteville, N.C. retracted the statements of violence but continued to defend his comments about the “importance of gender distinctions that God created,” as well his condemnation of homosexuality, citing the Bible. But he was not able to explain other passages in the Bible, such as those condoning slavery, saying he didn’t realize the interview would “slant and redirect the conversation.”

Harris has walked back his words a bit. ”If I had to say it again, I would say it differently, no doubt, Those weren’t planned words, but what I do stand by is that the word of God makes it clear that effeminate behavior is ungodly. I’m not going to compromise on that.”

Pastor Sean Harris did an exclusive interview with Roz & Mocha on KiSS 92.5, have a listen to this…

UPDATE: This Roz & Mocha exclusive made headlines on Radaronline.com check that out HERE