Kids Praised for Singing ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make it to Heaven’
Having grown up in a evangelical household, I’ve experienced the dangers of religious indoctrination first hand. Twice a week I would be forced to listen to a “man of God” screaming about the perils of the secular world, homosexuality being at the forefront of my pastor’s rage fueled sermons. Knowing all along who I was, or at least who I was attracted to, and realizing that every sinful breath I drew brought me one step closer to the eternal lake of fire, my young mind was embattled between life and self-imposed death. After Jesus rejected my prayers to correct my “impure” thoughts, I began the dangerous journey of self-acceptance in a Christian community.
After the pastor’s wife took it upon herself to share my personal information with the congregation and my family, I quickly became the most hated, not to mention feared, person around. Thankfully I had some amazing friends who knew better, and together we shut down that church’s youth group in one night. Ever since that night, which was almost a decade ago, I have made it a personal priority to stomp out religious homophobia as soon as I come across it.
A disturbing video of two young boys singing a homophobic song titled ‘Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven’ to a church filled with cheering anti-gay supporters has already gained nearly half a million views in just three days. The children preforming the hate filled hymn, who look to be no older than five, obviously did not write the lyrics. Their parents, the church leadership and the entire congregation are guilty of exploiting these innocent children and should be met with furious protest.
The church that cheered along to the lyrics, ”I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong… ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven,” has been identified as the ‘Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church’ in Greensburg, Indiana. My phone calls to the church went unanswered, and their answering machine say’s the inbox is full, I’m assuming with messages of disgust from around the globe.
This type of religious hate and child abuse should not be tolerated. I plan to call the church until I am able to talk to a member and at least tell them my story, but talking to uncivilized people can be a challenge. I want to encourage you to also contact the church and let them know how you feel about this. Here is all the contact information needed to voice your opposition to this outrageous display of institutionalized hate:
Apostolic Church Pastor – Rev. Jeff Sangl
1114 W Westridge Parkway Greensburg, IN. 47240
P.O. Box 644, Greensburg, IN 47240
1 (812) 662-8224