CNN’s Gary Tuchman tried to attend a service at Greensburg, Indiana’s Apostolic Truth Tabernacle “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It to Heaven” Church, but he ain’t even barely gonna make it onto the parking lot. Tuchman was refused entry into the church, and the majority of congregants he tried to interview remained zipped at the lip. One congregant claims the whole angered hoopla of a toddler singing a virulently anti-gay song is “blown out of proportion,” and that the churchgoers “love everybody. But they don’t love sin. It’s all in the Bible.” Yes, yes, yes, it’s always “all in the Bible.”
CNN wasn’t allowed inside due to the nature of threats received by the church, even though the local police and Pastor Jeff Sangl’s own son claim there have been no verifiable threats. It leads one to wonder what preaching is happening inside that they don’t want folks to see.
Meanwhile, Pastor Sangl, brave Messenger of God’s Love, fled town a few days ago without warning and without bothering to tell his congregation. One parishioner, however, claims he’s in Italy!
Damn! Sangl stands so strongly by his word that he fled the continent! If he believes homos ain’t gonna make it to Heaven, does he believe cowardly bigots do?
A round of applause for the protestors from Greensburg rallying outside the church. It’s refreshing to know this community has a brave faction not full of homophobic hate.