If Providence Road Baptist Church's Stacey Pritchard were simply a woman standing by her pastor's belief that gays should be put behind an electric fence and left there to "die out", it would be bad... but one might be able to make excuses for her.
"She's a small-minded individual whose outlook on life has been warped by Pastor Charles Worley, the most unholy man of God to come down the pike since Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church," you might say.
What pushes Pritchard beyond the pale and into our Hall Of Shame is the fact that she's not just spouting wildly unChristian beliefs... but that she's downright snippy when questioned about them despite having clearly agreed to be interviewed by Anderson Cooper, as seen in the clip below.
Cooper somehow manages to not only refrain from lauging at his guest's incredible lack of self-awareness as she all but stomps her foot in frustration and does eyerolls that define the word "epic", but tries his darndest to avoid making the woman look feeble minded... a task he fails miserably at through no fault of his own.
It would be easy to look at Pritchard as little more than a Saturday Night Live sketch come to vivid life... were it not for the fact that she speaks (if poorly) for a faction of the voting public who, given the power, would not only deny gays the right to marry but happily see them caged like animals and left to die. And while it's nice to think that the vast majority of people who will listen to her hate-filled words will walk away agreeing that she belongs in our Hall Of Shame, it's a sad fact of life that still others will nod their head in agreement and greet her heinous beliefs with a shout of "Amen!"
Stacey Pritchard, welcome to the Hall Of Shame. If only it were as well fortified as the electric fence behind which you want to throw millions of your fellow Americans.