Video of toddler singing ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven’ in Indiana church goes viral

Congregation of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle erupts in thunderous applause after the song;  Pastor now getting death threats

Video of toddler singing ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven’ in Indiana church goes viral
31 May 2012

Video of a toddler standing in front of an Indiana church congregation singing an anti-gay song has gone viral and now members say they are receiving death threats.

The song performed at the alter of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, included these lyrics: "The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong. The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong. Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven; Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven."

The congregation can be heard erupting in cheers after the performance by the 3-year-old boy.

TMZ.com reports that church members say Pastor Jeff Sangl received a death threat at home and is worried about his safety.

Security has been stepped-up at the church. A prayer meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening (30 May) at church had to be moved to a secret location.

But the church members interviewed by TMZ continue to stand by the message of the song and their reaction to it.

Said one: ‘The people who are upset just don’t read the word of God. If we don’t teach the children the truth early they will never learn.’

It’s the third video to emerge in recent weeks showing rampant homophobia among some churches in the US. One North Carolina pastor advocated putting all gays and lesbians behind an electric fence while another suggested parents ‘punch’ their sons if they act gay.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Simon Cowell and David Walliams 'bathe together'

New sketch show parodies Britain's Got Talent judges' bromance with a bubble bath
No thumbnail available

Human Rights Watch criticizes Malaysia in annual report

Malaysia is 'backsliding on rights' says international human rights watchdog
No thumbnail available

Gay rights activist Richard Lusimbo tells Canadian TV why he refuses to leave Uganda

One of a group of Ugandan activists the Canadian Government tried to refuse visas to out of fear they will claim asylum has spoken about why he refuses to flee his homeland despite being outed by a tabloid and says he is prepared to die for his cause
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

NZ 'big gay rainbow' MP invited to appear on Ellen show

Overnight gay rights hero, New Zealand's minister for customs Maurice Williamson, invited to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
No thumbnail available

Aussie PM backs bid to host a gay rugby world cup

Julia Gillard supports Sydney Convicts' bid for Australia to host the Bingham Cup in 2014
No thumbnail available

Martina Navratilova is 'surprised' no male tennis pros have come out publicly as gay

'They're so far in the closet I don't even know who they are'
No thumbnail available

Cops torture ‘gay’ teens with anal probes in Uganda

A 16 and 18-year-old were among five men given anal examinations after being arrested in Pader, northern Uganda
No thumbnail available

Rupert Everett: 'Russia's laws have forced gays to become criminals'

Controversial gay British actor said while he was living in Russia, no one in the LGBT community knew what AIDS was as there was so little information
No thumbnail available

Pastor is using Fifty Shades of Grey to preach against gay marriage

'I don't remember reading about nipple clamps in the Bible'