The Sheriff for Greensburg, Indiana, home to the church that Sunday applauded a four-year old boy’s singing of “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Get Into Heaven,” says no death threats have been reported, contrary to reports in the media attributed to church workers and parishioners.
Yesterday, as The New Civil Rights Movement reported, a child about four-years old received thunderous applause after he sang, “Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven,” in church. ”The Bible is right, somebody’s wrong. Romans 1 and 27, ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven,” the boy rejoiced.
Yesterday afternoon, TMZ reported:
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.
But just an hour ago, Fox News reported:
“To my knowledge, there are no death threats at this time,” Decatur County Sheriff Gregory Allen told FoxNews.com. He was responding to a report on TMZ.com that Jeff Sangl, pastor of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Ind., had received death threats after the video hit the Internet Wednesday.
Allen told FoxNews.com that Sangl, who has left town and could not be reached for comment, contacted the department and asked him to keep an eye on the church’s property following the surfacing of the video.
Sangl, 49, and his wife left town on Wednesday without informing anyone where they were going, one congregant told the website.
Allen told FoxNews.com that any investigation into alleged death threats would need to emanate from the pastor, who did not mention the threats when he asked the law enforcement officer to “keep an eye on” the church after the video had been posted.
Of course, since Rev. Jeff Sangl, the pastor and founder of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church supported a young child’s indoctrination into hate and homophobia, why wouldn’t he support lying too?
Also yesterday, The Huffington Post reported:
Indiana-based ABC News affiliate RTV 6 notes that the church’s Facebook page, which had been filled with thousands of complaints about the video, has since been taken down.
Still, TMZ quoted a source identified only as an Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church member who noted that the congregation had no regrets about the video: “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.”
Members of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg quickly addressed the controversy with a statement on their website.
“The Pastor and members of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle do not condone, teach, or practice hate of any person for any reason,” the statement reads. “We believe and hope that every person can find true Bible salvation and the mercy and grace of God in their lives. We are a strong advocate of the family unit according to the teachings and precepts found in the Holy Bible. We believe the Holy Bible is the Divinely-inspired Word of God and we will continue to uphold and preach that which is found in scripture.”
Again, we recommend that if you contact the church you do so respectfully and do not threaten or offer words of hate.
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