4-Year-Old Sings “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make it to Heaven”: Planting the Seeds of Intolerance
It’s getting increasingly hard to keep religion out of my talk about the intolerance and hatred that leads to bullying. I think today’s latest episode takes the cake.
At the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana, a congregation and its leader, watch and listen as a 4-year-old boy – A 4-YEAR-OLD BOY!!! – sings the words he’s been taught:
Ain’t no homo gonna make it to Heaven.
When you watch and listen to the video, it’s actually hard to discern what this toddler,TODDLER, is saying. He is, after all, 4-years-old! However, when he reaches the climatic line of the song, his words ring crystal clear. That’s good coaching.
Outrage doesn’t even begin to describe my emotion right now. I’m sure that those one “the other side” of this great debate will argue that parents have the right to teach their young as they choose. However, teaching intolerance at such a young age should be criminal on some level. I’m entitled to my opinion. Listen, Greensburg, Indiana is the city where Billy Lucas was bullied to his death for being perceived as being gay.
Did the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle rejoice in his death? The kids who were responsible for bullying Billy until he couldn’t take it anymore were groomed by peoplejust like this!!!
A four-year-old has no idea what a “homo” is! Nor should he. So, why is he being taught to be intolerant towards them. Can he even successfully recite his ABCs? Can he successfully count to 100? I don’t know that answer. I do know that he can stand in front of the “church” congregation and sing the words “ain’t no homo gonna make it to Heaven”. And, that’s beyond repulsive.
Shame on the Reverend Jeff Sangl for “preaching” hatred and intolerance in a place where the message is supposed to be one of love and acceptance. Shame on a congregation that comes to their feet in a standing ovation as this toddler sung those words of intolerance. In listening to the video, you can hear the good reverend saying “that’s my boy!!!” as the toddler finished singing.
The world is watching as America finally begins to show its true colors. “Christian nation”? Hardly. God is love. That’s written in that book they like to cherry-pick verses from and twist to fit their own bigotry. Jesus Christ, according to their book, came to spread the good news of God’s omnipresent love and acceptance. How in the hell did it get twisted to the point where it’s now a haven for bigotry, hatred, and intolerance!!?? Anyone who can answer than and figure out how to turn that misguided ship around will, no doubt, win a Nobel Peace Prize. Meanwhile, the world truly is watching, while shaking their heads in disbelief, as the religious fanatics of this country continue to make a mockery of God and religion. The unfortunate thing is the casualties of their war are young people. Shame.
Written by Ron Kemp
May 30, 2012 at 9:52 pm
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