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Toddler's 'Ain't No Homos' Song

Puts Church on Lockdown

Pastor Gets Death Threats

5/30/2012 4:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Members of an Indiana church say they've been flooded with death threats since video of a 3-year-old proudly singing, "Ain't no homos gonna make it to heaven" ... was posted on the Internet.

Multiple members of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana tell TMZ the church office has been getting harassing calls and the pastor has received death threats at his home. They also say a prayer meeting scheduled for this evening at church had to be moved to a secret location.

We're told they are looking into increasing security, but for now the congregation is handling it ... taking turns watching over the church.

One member says Pastor Jeff Sangl is extremely worried about his safety -- and this morning he and his wife left for vacation without telling anyone where they were going.

Despite the threats, all the members we spoke to have no regrets about the song getting posted online -- in fact one said, "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."

As for the thunderous applause after the hate-filled song -- we're told, "Of course we applauded a child who is singing a song about God."


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Rufus Greenjeans    

I hear Heaven is overrated anyway....

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877 days ago


With all that hate, it is no wonder they got some in return, Hate if you want, but to teach a little kid that? THAT is disgusting.

877 days ago


What do you want to bet that the kid singing the song is going to turn out to be gay. That's called divine retribution my friends.

877 days ago


Although I grew up Catholic, I don't consider myself a religious person as an adult. Those congregants are such a poor representation of Christianity it isn't funny. I think they may be the ones who are in for a rude awakening when they face God when they die. That said, I hope no harm comes to them or their church because that would solve nothing.

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877 days ago


As they say "Hate is taught" I feel so bad for this kid..

877 days ago


Did I miss where a celebrity is involved in this story or is this just TMZ critiquing Christians for doing the same thing they are doing by bring this story up - trying to foist its view of right/wrong on the rest of the world?

877 days ago


Why are they teaching such hatred to their children? I have a feeling that these people are going to be in for a rude awakening when they try to get into heaven and find out that God loves ALL his children.

877 days ago


We should be teaching our children acceptance not hate. To those who feel the need to threaten these people for doing something you don't agree with, makes you just as bad.

877 days ago


I don't agree with this one bit. Teaching your child hate will get you nowhere fast. I'm not sure I believe in God and I never go to church, but my 4 year old does! She goes to preschool at a church and her swim lessons are at another location provided by a catholic church. Grow up. Let your kids decide what they want out of life, don't decide for them!

877 days ago


I don't approve of death threats, but... every time someone does something that supposedly insults religion they get death threats, so no one should be surprised that what goes around comes around.

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Cognizant _illiberal    

why are gays so easily enraged and violent? they seriously are hell bent on making anyone that does not agree with them suffer, probly because they think those people cause their suffering but the fact is that they are prone to depression and being mentally unstable even in countries where they are widely accepted like northern european countries

877 days ago


If straight couples would STOP having gay children the "problem" would be solved...BUT until you straights figure out how to stop it, I guess you just have to learn to live with it.

877 days ago


church should be trying to save souls not condemn them

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