Late yesterday I posted a chilling video of a four year-old singing a song in church called “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven,” to rapturous cheers and applause from the post-pubescent children [the fundamentalist version of adults] in the congregation. At the time, I really had nothing to say about it, which is rare for me. Dan Savage had something to say, though. I present his comment in its entirety:
The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle is in Greensburg, Indiana. That’s the town where Billy Lucas was bullied to death for being perceived to be gay by his classmates. I wonder if they stood up and cheered at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle when Lucas died—hey, another homo in hell. I wonder if any of Lucas’s tormenters attend services at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle. And remember: I’m an anti-Christian bully for pointing out the connection between what straight kids are taught about “homos” in the shithole mega-churches they’re dragged to by their parents and what they turn around and do to “homos” they encounter in classrooms. And what if that precocious little four-year-old singer is gay?
Praise the Lord and pass the barf bags.
Indeed. Dan also reproduces the church’s contact info at his site. Remember, if you contact them, let it always be certain that we have the moral high ground in this situation.
In other Dan Savage News, it appears that Brian Brown of the National Organization for Marriage has accepted Dan’s invitation to debate him over dinner, though he won’t be bringing his wife.