Protest against anti-gay pastor can't happen on public property

Good afternoon from the WBTV newsroom on this Thursday, Maureen O'Boyle here hoping your day has been wonderful so far. We've got lots coming up tonight.

Thousands were expected to protest in Catawba County this weekend, but they were told, it's not happening on public property!  The group had planned to protest the anti-gay message Pastor Charles Worely preached in a sermon that's gone viral.  We'll find out what happens next tonight at five.

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