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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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46.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

You're right, I don't teach my kids to obsess about gay sex.

772 days ago
47.

buggaz    

What's so hateful? If one believes that gays will burn in a posthumous, theoretical hell, then it's their business to carry on that personal belief. Meanwhile, actual death threats are the real and immediate manifestations of hate and violence. Who knew gays took religion so seriously?

772 days ago
48.

bjay    

Allowing this child to sing such a hateful song in church is bad, but threatening to kill these people by blowing up the church is 1000 times worse. And TMZ will be at fault for first posting that garbage on the internet and inciting the hatemongers.

772 days ago
49.

2idiots    

REX666

Imaging we are all gay who will give birh to you and I. Imaging Adam and eve were gay what would have become of us. Foolish American who support gay ppl think twice and ans my question. The end shall tell who is Wong or right . I have gay friends but I hate gayness , (the spirit of gay in them) just as I hate thief and lies and sinners.
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I"m confused...one of your sentence says "THE END SHALL TELL WHO IS WONG OR RIGHT".
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Why are you bringing the Asian into this?

772 days ago
50.

Matt    

Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church of Greensburg, Indiana, I guess you reap what you sow.

Funny how the pastor goes on vacation and leaves the parishioners to deal with this mess he allowed to happen.

772 days ago
51.

vox pop    

This is definitly wrong to teach a child to do such a thing. But I believe in Freedom of Speech. So, I can say is there even a Heaven. With a vote raise of hands who has been there. If so if the Homos are not there, who will design all the nice clothes on the other side.

772 days ago
52.

2idiots    

is that boy one of Mel Gibson's kids?

772 days ago
53.

DaveT    

Song was inappropriate...but death threats?
I'm not against gays, don't care if gays marry, but that's me.
Others have opinions too, some don't agree with homosexuality.
They have right to their beliefs, as we all do.
Probably not many gay people threatening, probably mostly heterosexual far-leftwing extremists who latch onto social causes and turn them radical just so they can get a thrill out of the drama.
As always...extremists do more damage to their cause than help it, making problems for the sane moderate people in it.

772 days ago
54.

Pamwe Chete    

http://www.facebook.com/jeff.sangl

772 days ago
55.

Jamie    

No wonder so many churchs get burned down. This is crazy!!!

772 days ago
56.

DaveT    

Also, we don't know if there were any death threats, could be church clergy milking the whole thing for media attention, or to get people mad at gay people.
Either way, extremists on **either** side of any movement, are idiots who destroy rather than build up.

772 days ago
57.

CriticXtreme    

I have to know this - is he getting threats from the homie-o-sexuals, straight people or the morons who pay for him to live tax free?

772 days ago
58.

namdorg    

The truth is hard to swallow...

772 days ago
59.

Grouchy Marps    

Kids are young and very impressionable. I'm sure that if we investigate further, we will find that the kid was probably referring to Perez Hilton. His parents need to explain to him that it isn't appropriate to judge like that. Perez isn't going to hell for being a homo. There are several other reasons for that, so let's be fair.

772 days ago
60.

R. Cortez    

It's funny how everybody skips the New Testament which is almost all love and forgiveness and concentrates on the one story in the old testament that somehow gives people the right to hate. If there is a Jesus all of you religious haters are gonna get a Holy foot in their azzes.

772 days ago
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