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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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61.

haskel420    

BEING GAY IS A CHOICE,,PASS IT ON..

841 days ago
62.

Jodi    

I can see the pastor sending his family away because of the death threats but don't he owe it to his flock to stay there and help keep the church safe. The pastor was the first person to leave. LOL.

841 days ago
63.

Savvy1    

In this day and age they should have known better than to post it online. Believe what you want (it's ur right) but everyone needs to STOP forcing their beliefs onto others... When u do, u get what u get. This applies to BOTH sides. Gay and Straight!

841 days ago
64.

taz    

When will people just worry about their own lives and stop judging everyone else? If it's not happening in your house it's none of your business. I think the people that hate gays, Jews, blacks, or whoever are afraid and insecure with their own hearts and minds.

841 days ago
65.

Becky    

Hate is never the word of God and only God can judge. Even if they believe homosexuality is a sin, who among them hasnt committed a sin? Even eating too much is considered a sin. Lying is a sin. If they are so concerned about homosexuality corrupting the moral integrity of our country maybe they should start with fighting alcoholism and drug abuse, which are both glorified by society and much more harmful. They only want the chance to feel morally superior than others, which is an insult to God.

841 days ago
66.

carrie    

Well TMZ, if anyone gets hurt in this it's your fault. This church, regardless if they were right or wrong, did this in their church, not hurting or bothering anyone. And you guys had to come in and post this online. This has nothing to do with any celebrity. You guys put lives at stake all in the sake of getting/starting drama. Nicely done.

841 days ago
67.

LasVegasDDS    

I don't have a problem with homosexuals. I believe that they are born that way. However, I have a problem with the labeling of people who are against homosexuality as homophobes. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but if the LBGT community is tolerant, they shouldn't be sending out death threats.

841 days ago
68.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

i am against gay men marrying.....women as beards

841 days ago
69.

Mike    

So those making death threats are making them because they are upset with the Church's lack of tolerance? Haha, classic!

841 days ago
70.

TheAnachronism    

what truth? they don't know jack **** about the bible or about God so who the **** are they to judge. People are often surprised whose in heaven and whose in hell...Jesus said nothing about gays being "evil" niether did God or the 10 commandments. what this "church" forgets is that jesus came to correct the prophets. Further, God judges by faith in him; that is what absolves us.

841 days ago
71.

Thomas Jenkins    

Quit posting extreme fundamentalist "Christian" bull from middle America. This is NOT Christianity. The Media loves to spread this vile and negative crap. I am Christian. I accept and love everyone through and through and i do not pass judgment on anyone, because I am not God. A true Christian does the same. It's propaganda, people. Don't fall for it. Jesus loves all. Over and out!

841 days ago
72.

Linda    

if those are the people that DO go to Heaven like they think, well I would rather not join them! Such Hate..

841 days ago
73.

She's baaaack    

What is the most disturbing is that a 3-year-old child has apparently been taught about sexuality? I hope someone is investigating what the lessons involved and have removed the child from that environment.

841 days ago
74.

tommyr    

I'll say it again, religion is for the weak and feeble minded. IMHO, this is CHILD ABUSE.

841 days ago
75.

Jordan    

Doesn't the people in this church know that jesus himself was gay.

841 days ago
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