Toddler Sings “Ain’t No Homos Gona Make it to Heaven” in Church as Congregation Proudly Roars
Keywords: kid singing aint no homos, Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church, Greensburg, Ind.
In a chilling and sickening video that went viral last week, a toddler can be seen in the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana, singing what can only be called a hate song. In a minute long clip a young boy who was clearly coached and probably no older than four approaches the microphone and begins to sing with another child.
“I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong…ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.”
Our blog master-extraordinaire and ally supreme brought this to my attention, along with the word brainwashing and sick. As someone who holds a Masters Degree in clinical work with children, i can confidently say , yes, this is both. This reminds me of a terrifying movie on Netflix called “Jesus Camp”. These children are taught to hate and oppress, so much so that by the time they are adults this childhood hate turns into adult rage.
Ann Rice, author of the Interview with a Vampire series, said this…
“In this country, Christians can teach toddlers to hate and to persecute, and we, through the automatic tax exemption for churches, foot the bill.”
SO true. It made me think of some quotes that I recently saved from Dan Savage, creator of the “Make it Better” campaign.
Children “watch their parents beat up gay people from afar with their checkbooks and their votes…They feel entitled to beat up that gay kid in that school, because the adults in their lives are doing and giving their blessing to it, because of religion.”
“The folks who claim that I’ve attacked Christianity, or somehow misrepresented or misused the Bible, are lying. There are untrue things in the Bible and the Koran and the Book of Mormon and the Yellow Pages and every other sacred text out there…all Christians read their Bibles selectively.”
No better words were said. I don’t know what saddens me more – the child singing, the adults who coached him, the shit-eating grin looking pastor or the disgusting congregation of people who call themselves Christians here. Not all Christians are like that – its not a fair representation, however it is the larger sector. And its scary, sad and startling. I’m so bothered by this as someone who works with kids that I really don’t have anything else to say. I need to just sit with this, process it and put it away.
Oh – I’m also going to pray for that congregation because I think that my God is going to be very upset with what they are doing.