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‘No Homos in Heaven’ Church Reacts: It’s Just What the Bible Says

‘No Homos in Heaven’ Church Reacts: It’s Just What the Bible Says

 

The church at the center of national attention for a video of its congregation praising a child as he sings a homophobic song has made a statement on the controversy.

Appearing on the Indiana church’s Apostolic Truth Tabernacle website is the following statement:

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.

The song the young boy performed was:

“The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
The Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong.
Romans one, twenty six and twenty seven;
Ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven.”

One churchgoer apparently told TMZ that they have received death threats. They also claim that pastor Jeff Sangl has received such threats at his home address. The church itself is purported to have met “in secret” for fear of confrontation.

However, Decatur County Sheriff Gregory Allen toldFOXNews.com that there have been no reports of death threats at this time. Allen was able to confirm that Pastor Sangl had asked him to keep an eye on the church before Sangl apparently left town with his wife for an unexpected holiday.

 

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4:46AM PDT on Apr 16, 2013

I do not think that a lot of Christians even really understand Heaven or the spirit realms.

3:24PM PDT on Aug 30, 2012

Kathy I agree it's not just sad, but it is not Love, therefore has nothing to do with God, other than God according to MAN. Why do they always forget the Old Testament story of Jonathan and David, that is King Jonathan and the KING David, who according to Hebrew inflections on words, had not a friendship, but a loving Intimate relationship, and God had no problem with that, only Men, cowards & liars at that.

4:16PM PDT on Aug 27, 2012

It is sad that they are getting death threats, but perhaps they should think about their actions before encouraging a child to sing a song full of hatred and judgement. It's sick that the child even said these words.. are his parents human at all? Shame on them. Every single one of them

5:16PM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Oh when are we going to grow up and use the brains and logic we have?I have crossed over and beleive me there is no such silly creature as this god.People made this crap up to control the masses and make an aweful lot of money and they are still flourishing because weak silly people continue to encourage this farce.We are on our own people with the exception of our spirit guides,a comic book will give you more intelligence than this bible rubbish.

8:53AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

didn't the Bible say something about not wearing mixed fabrics? and the sabbath is saturday, not sunday, fyi people.

by the views of the Bible, we have all already failed.

or have we?

4:07AM PDT on Jun 24, 2012

The Bible is full of rubbish, you know in your heart that to love is the only way forward, if the God the Bible speaks of exists (which I doubt) he is a spiteful, dishonest and undecided idiot, not the compassionate entity that one would expect.
The fact is that religion is a control mechanism designed to weaken the will of the people.
What God would allow a third of his creation to live in Poverty and 8% to live like kings (who effectively steal their way to controlling positions)
If you discriminate between one "type" and another, you are likely a poorly educated idiot with much to learn and little to lose on the process apart from your foolish pride!

10:27AM PDT on Jun 12, 2012

David, it's refreshing to see someone who actually studied the bible making comments here. I studied Koine Greek for 2 years and I was really so surprised how far off some of the King James bible translating was. It sounds quite beautiful in comparison to the New International Version but it's seriously flawed. I think the Bible is the inspired word of God but I think it was written by men who were just putting there own ideas into the work.

8:11AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

Ain't no shrimp-eaters in heaven, either. Write a song about that.

3:21AM PDT on Jun 6, 2012

One thing most people forget, is that even if the Bible is the inspired word of God, it was written down by humans, more particularly, humans of the dominant male sort who ruled and decided everything for everyone. So too bad if you didn't fit their view of life.

2:17PM PDT on Jun 4, 2012

The bible was written more than a thousand years ago by a bunch of old superstitious farts.
People have only been capable of reading a little more than a hundred years ago. Where's the damn logic? If that's the best god can do in trying to communicate with us, he ain't very powerful.
What is it with christians and sex? Why such obsessions with other people's asses.

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