In a shot, the video of a toddler singing there “ain’t no homos going to make it to Heaven” went around the blogosphere. Now the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana has issued 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. 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.
As we explained before, Scripture says gays should be put to death. So hate, no. Murder, yes.
Speaking of murder, the church is claiming the pastor has received death threats and that a planned prayer meeting had to be moved to “a secret location” for safety. “We’re told they are looking into increasing security,” says TMZ. “but for now the congregation is handling it… taking turns watching over the church.
Oh please—they’re screaming for blood one minute and quaking in their boots the next? We’d like to see some proof of these death threats. Of course everyone at the Tabernacle is sticking by the little Dickens:
“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,” said one congregation member,” says one member. As for the thunderous applause after the hate-filled song, we’re told, “Of course we applauded a child who is singing a song about God.”
Just in case anyone forgot what Adolph Jr’s song sounded like: