RE: ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven’

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.

Please, share your reaction and your thoughts in the comments below.


3 thoughts on “RE: ‘Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven’

  1. Emily Wohlers says:

    This is exactly what is wrong with Christianity today. We are taught to hate everyone who we think is wrong from a very young age. This is brainwashing, if you ask me. It breaks my heart to think that these children think they are praise God when their hearts are filled with hate. Definitely some people to keep in our prayers.

  2. unendingadventures says:

    Jesus is exclusive, but all inclusive at the same time. To think that the Christian body today is basically pushing people away and building such walls is so saddening. God’s grace is greater than all our sins. We are not the judgers. Sure, if they don’t accept Christ and believe that He died on the cross for them – then it’s clear in the Bible that those who deny Christ will not be in heaven. But to say that just because someone is “homo”, there’s no way….is like we’re pushing God of the throne and judging for ourselves. When God tells us to love our neighbor, but instead we basically mock them in church?? To use this kid to relay what they feel is sad.

  3. barbswords says:

    I saw this video last week. Hate coming from the mouth of a child… there are no words. Just tears.

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