Extremist Voices Continue Hijacking Religion to Attack LGBT People
May 30, 2012 by Dan Rafter, Online Campaigns Manager
Extremist religious voices are continuing to hijack faith as a means of spreading their misguided anti-LGBT rhetoric. In a disturbing video that is going viral, a child in church is singing a song that concludes with the line “ain’t no homos gonna make it to Heaven” – a line met with wild applause and a standing ovation by the congregation. The Huffington Post reports the Church where the video was shot to be the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church in Greensburg, Indiana.
Another pastor in Kansas, from the New Hope Baptist Church, is echoing North Carolina pastor Charles Worley’s plans to kill LGBT people. In audio circulating the internet today, the pastor says the United States government should actually go out and kill LGBT Americans.
HRC commissioned polling last year that found nearly 75 percent of people of faith believed religious leaders did more harm than good when they condemned LGBT people. The poll also found that 85 percent of people of faith felt their religious beliefs compelled them to support LGBT equality. Learn more about the intersection of religion and equality.
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