by Tyler Lehmann
I am so unbelievably sickened.
Christian homophobia’s latest viral hit treats us to a musical rendition called “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven,” performed in a church by a child.
In the video, amidst a standing ovation from the congregation, the boy, who is said to be 4 years old, sings these lines:
“I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.”
As thundering applause drowns out the chant, The Rev. Jeff Sangl, pleased as punch, offers his congratulations to the boy.
Watch the video below, straight out of Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensboro, Ind.
Of course, this child’s venomous musical stylings were not his own—he was obviously coached by adults for this performance. But since when is it appropriate to involve children in issues that are as complicated as the Christian homosexuality debate?
After watching “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven,” I’m left feeling embarrassed and bewildered. Kids can’t even think for themselves. They, of all people, should not be made torchbearers of LGBT hate. There are plenty of adults who have got it covered.
We’re followers of Christ. Sometimes I wonder if we still remember that.
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