A recently released video shows a church full of Christians cheering a young boy as he sings a disturbing, gay bashing hymn.
The video takes place in a church in Greensburg, Indiana, and depicts a young boy approximately four or five years of age singing a homophobic song in front of the congregation. The church congregation gives the young boy a rousing, standing ovation when the innocent child sings the anti-gay lyrics:
“Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.”
Teaching children to hate is despicable. The fact that so many Christians indoctrinate their children with such ugly, superstitious, ignorant nonsense is child abuse.
About the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, the church where the ugly example of Christian anti-gay bigotry occurred, Dan Savage, founder of the It Gets Better project, writes:
That’s the town where Billy Lucas was bullied to death for being perceived to be gay by his classmates. I wonder if they stood up and cheered at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle when Lucas died—hey, another homo in hell. I wonder if any of Lucas’s tormentors attend services at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle. And remember: I’m an anti-Christian bully for pointing out the connection between what straight kids are taught about “homos” in the shithole mega-churches they’re dragged to by their parents and what they turn around and do to “homos” they encounter in classrooms. And what if that precocious little four-year-old singer is gay?
Praise the Lord and pass the barf bags.
This is clearly child abuse. Teaching a child to hate is inexcusable. Words fail to adequately convey the depravity of this church full of Christian monsters perverting such innocent young minds.
Readers can find the church website here, and their Facebook page here. Let them know that their actions are absolutely and unequivocally disgusting and that you want them to come out with a statement condemning such acts. You can also write letters to their pastor here:
Apostolic Church Pastor – Rev. Jeff Sangl
1114 W Westridge Parkway Greensburg, IN. 47240
You can leave a message here:
1 (812) 662-8224
Please react non-violently if you choose to contact the church, its representatives, or its members.
Hat Tip: Paul Loebe at Freethought Blogs.
Watch the video here.
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