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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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For me, the issue is less that you believe homosexuality is wrong and feel the need to teach the kids such (which don't get me wrong, I don't necessarily think that's cool either), but more the WAY you went about it. When you are whistling, jumping up and down and cheering a child who is singing a song about real people burning for an eternity while using slurs to refer to those people...especially when you do so more than you would at the simple non-hateful statement of "Jesus is Lord", you aren't teaching a belief, you are teaching hatred. There is a difference between believing that something is wrong and spitting hatred. You're encouraging a mindset and setting the kid on a path that will cause him to never speak in a way that will ever actually sway anyone's belief system. This level of encouragement at such a young stage will cause him to grow up to be a very fake person that says he aches for the souls of the homosexuals to justify the fact that he has become gigantic ass when, in reality, he just wants to be a bigot.

You aren't teaching the kid to be a Christian, you are teaching him to be an ass.

Does that mean it's cool when someone calls the pastor at his house to issue death threats? No. Such a thing makes a person no better, and in many cases worse, than the person that angered them. Does that make it okay when you are being perfectly nice and respectful to a person and they start shouting at and demeaning you because you're a Christian? No. That is just as bad and hate-filled. Neither side should be surprised when the other gets defensive when it is being attacked, but at the same time it takes a bigger person to let it roll off their back and behave like a rational adult.

787 days ago


Another reason to become an atheist.

786 days ago


"The order is right, they think it's wrong, the order is right, they think it's wrong. They stroll in every Sunday and there's always plenty, but ain't no Apostolic gonna tip you at Denny's"

786 days ago


"The order is right, they say it's wrong, the order is right, they say it's wrong. They stroll in every Sunday and there's always plenty, but ain't no Apostolic gonna tip you at Denny's" - N.G.

786 days ago


What happened to freedom of religion? I believe in God, and God says that homosexuality is an abomination. Read Romans 1. However, God loves everyone including homosexuals, BUT it is still a sin. BUT God gave His Son, Jesus Christ, as a sacrifice and He died for our sins. Believe on Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Read John 3:16.

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