Last week I wrote about a North Carolina pastor proposing a homosexual concentration camp. Thought I'd seen the worse of this kind of hate and ignorance for a while - but the Internet happened.
Watch the video. Just...watch it.
The short version is: a little church-goer in Greensburg, Indiana, went up to the mic to perform a little song for his fellow church-goers. What did he sing? He certainly didn't praise Jesus. To my shock and astonishment, he began to sing "Ain't No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven" - to the roaring applause and cheer of the adult church-goers. I don't think I've seen such an engrossing display of indoctrination, hatred and ignorance. And that is made all the more clear by juxtaposition: after all, the person that delivers this light, happy-sounding tune is a child, a budding human being we oft associate with innocence. And innocent this is not...
It's not the poor kid's fault. However, I don't think I can call the adults that encourage, teach and applaud this behavior human beings. It's such a depressing and unnerving proof of the fact that most hate is taught, and the fact that some people apply this level of brainwashing at such an early age is disgusting. I don't see why authorities aren't doing anything about this: to me, this is child abuse.
|The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Greensburg, Indiana|
By the way, let me quote the motto featured on the web page of this church:
Welcome to Apostolic Truth Tabernacle - where our doors are open to you regardless of your background or where you are on your spiritual journey.
We are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there's relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we'd like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time.
So whether you're a spiritual seeker who's just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you can find a home here at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle. You'll find that this is a place where you really matter — because you matter to God.
Right. Except if you're a homosexual, or lesbian, or a Buddhist, atheist or Muslim. Or if you want to abort a child out of rape. The generosity and compassion of the Christian spirit does not extend to anyone else other than themselves. Tell me know - what is the essential difference between this congregation and, say, the KKK? Given what we see in this video, are both groups not instigators of hatred, promoters of ignorance and hateful, brainwashing bigots?