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The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana thinks it's ok to indoctrinate their children with hatred. They are then content going a step further and giving positive affirmation to that hatred by allowing the kids to get up on stage and preach it to their congregation (complete with standing ovation).

"Ain't no homos gonna make it to heaven..." 

I'm sure "homos" wouldn't want to if this is what will be waiting for them there. I know bigotry, prejudice and outright hatred aren't appealing to me. But what do I know, I'm no "homo". I don't know what's worse, indoctrinating children with hatred and nonsense, or subsequently allowing children to preach said hatred and nonsense.

Someone may argue that this isn't all Christians, but it is validated by all Christians when they don't stand up as a collective force and disavow it. 

If the video above blew your mind, here's another one that's sure to stomp on all the fleshy pieces left over. Meet Kanon, a 4 year old blabberer from a place I will never visit. He is one of the subjects in NATGEO's recent documentary, "Pint Sized Preachers". He also is part of the Apostolic faith.

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  •  Can't watch video at work. :( (2+ / 0-)
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    Chris Wallis, Gemina13

    But I saw the 1st video last night when a friend posted it to my wall.  I am completely dumbfounded that a room full of adults laughed and wailed and delighted in this child's words.  

    I raist my children as atheists but I also teach them to be respectful of different people's beliegs.  My kids were taking karate classes last year and one of the other children got admonished by the teacher.  She told him, "Don't tell someone they're going to hell.  That's not polite.  Say Hades."

    I shit you not.

    These are not the droids you're looking for. Move along.

    by darlalalala on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 02:06:55 PM PDT

  •  apoplectic faith (2+ / 0-)
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    jan4insight, Gemina13

    would be a far better name for it.

    hope springs eternal and DAMN is she getting tired!

    by alguien on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 02:10:47 PM PDT

  •   south pacific, sadly still relevant today (5+ / 0-)

    You've got to be taught
    To hate and fear,
    You've got to be taught
    From year to year,
    It's got to be drummed
    In your dear little ear
    You've got to be carefully taught.

    You've got to be taught to be afraid
    Of people whose eyes are oddly made,
    And people whose skin is a diff'rent shade,
    You've got to be carefully taught.

    You've got to be taught before it's too late,
    Before you are six or seven or eight,
    To hate all the people your relatives hate,
    You've got to be carefully taught!

  •  the story of marjoe gortner comes to mind (3+ / 0-)
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    Catte Nappe, jan4insight, Gemina13

    hope springs eternal and DAMN is she getting tired!

    by alguien on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 02:12:11 PM PDT

  •  Wondered if there'd been a response (3+ / 0-)
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    lao hong han, Chris Wallis, Gemina13

    Apparently so. Pastor is in an undisclosed location.

    Church members are said to have ratcheted up security at the Tabernacle following reports of death threats aimed at the church’s Pastor Jeff Sangl over the video, though a local sheriff told Fox News that he was not aware of any such threats. One church member reportedly told TMZ that Pastor Sangl is concerned for his own safety and has left for a secret vacation destination with his wife after holding a clandestine prayer meeting on Wednesday. The congregants that TMZ interviewed don’t have any regrets, however.

    Non-members of the church have a rather different view

    Community members we found expressed dismay that the church was using a young child to spread such a message.

    "Just kind of sad they used a little boy. They don't know what he's going to grow up to be," said Tammy Skyles.

    Another area resident echoed those sentiments.

    "The child is not old enough to make those decisions and know what he is reciting in front of the congregation," David Hoffman said.

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Jun 01, 2012 at 02:40:59 PM PDT

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