Congregation Should Go Straight to Hell for Encouraging Boy's Anti-Gay 'Hymn' (VIDEO)

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homo heaven songWhen is a video of a toddler singing incredibly disturbing instead of incredibly cute? When the toddler is singing a song called "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven."

In church. Where an entire congregation is cheering him on, shouting words of encouragement like "That's my boy!"

Incredibly disturbing doesn't begin to describe it, actually. It's heartbreaking to watch this little boy (who's apparently 3 or 4 years old) stand up there in front of all those people at the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana, wearing his Sunday best, proudly belting out the hateful homophobic hymn.

Of course the child has NO idea what he's saying.

So what's the rest of the congregation's excuse? 

Simple: They don't have one, because there is no excuse for brainwashing a child with this vile sentiment. I'm frankly not surprised the pastor has been getting death threats since this vid went viral.

And still, some members of the church don't see a problem.

Among their responses (anonymous, of course) to the public's outrage:

"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."

What Would Jesus Do if he heard this song? Cry.

Are you shocked by this toddler's homophobic hymn?

Image via djangosghost/YouTube

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nonmember avatar ele4phant

This obviously goes against my beliefs, and I find it disturbing, but this isn't my church and this isn't my child. And really, although I disagree with this church's views and if given the chance would engage in a debate with them, telling them to go to hell? Pot, meet kettle.

dirti... dirtiekittie

@Floridamom - or maybe she was making a point?

so wait, you recognize that it's hateful coming from the blogger, but still want to defend the church? that makes no sense.

Flori... Floridamom96

Point out where I have defended the behavior seen in this video or any similar behavior.

Meg LeRoy Schlagenhauf

This makes me so... ashamed?  horrified?  to live in Indiana.  I haven't even watched the video because I don't want to expose my own kids to that crap, plus it would probably just make me angrier than I really need to be right now.  But yeah... So, SO wrong.  Having been raised in an extremely conservative, evangelical church, I was one of those kids (though not that young), and this really strikes a chord with me.  The adults in that room, especially the boy's parents and the pastor, should be so freakin' ashamed of themselves.  Jesus didn't say A WORD about homosexuality; he did, however, talk about loving each other, even (especially) the lowliest sinners.  I think Jesus is going to have some words for those people, should they ever meet him.

umhas... umhassouna

@Taisie:  These people have the right to teach their son whatever religious beliefs they choose, so long as they aren't directly forcing the child to physically hurt himself or another person. I know a LOT of people who consider my Islamic beliefs offensive, but I have the right to teach my son my religion. I would never, ever, ever put my child up to THIS kind of act - but you not legislate the religious beliefs of parents and their right to teach their own children what they believe is "right".

nonmember avatar Tami

So sad. This type of behavior is exactly what sends many intelligent, kind-hearted people running in the opposite direction of organized religion.

nonmember avatar Emily

Here's the problem I have. Sure, let them sing these songs in church, let them scream from the rafters of that building that being gay is a sin, let freedom of speech and religion ring in that church. Here's the thing, that way of thinking and those words, and songs and attitudes will leave that building. If they can leave those words in the church building, and frankly not be assholes, then fine. Let that kid sing whatever crap his parents and pastor wants him to sing. The second it crosses over from church to the rest of life that is where there's an issue.

nonmember avatar EmmaFromÉire

@umhassouna, you make a really good point. Parents teach their children religious beliefs. and in some cases it's unfortunate that they do, because you end up with sad situations like this. It's wrong to discriminate against someone because of their religious beliefs, but it's also wrong to discriminate against someone because of your own.

cecil... cecilmansmom

Yep I'm a Christian an Assemblies of God lay minister even.  that song makes me shake my head. What glory is that song giving to God? 

Flori... Floridamom96

That's one of those things I've never understood, Cecilmansmom. I go to church to learn more about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and how to become more like them in my thoughts and deeds, and to worship. There are denominations of Christianity that actively preach against other denominations and belief systems. When are you learning about Heavenly Father and how to be like him if you spend all your time learning to condemn others for their beliefs? I don't care what you believe, the behavior exemplified by this song belongs nowhere near a church. Our Savior would be deeply ashamed of us to see and/or hear such things. I'm fairly certain that this isn't what He died for.

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