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In Greensburg, IN “Homo’s Don’t Go To Heaven” And 15 Year Old Billy Lucas Was Bullied To Death

Over the Memorial Day Weekend many sites where buzzing about the disgusting display at The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle located  in Greensburg, Indiana where a 4 year old toddler sang “No homos gonna make it to Heaven” to  rousing applause and a standing ovation of the Taberbacle’s cultist parishioners.

A year and a half ago Greensburg Indiana was also in the news.

In September of 2010, 15 year old Billy Lucas  a floppy-haired boy who liked to show horses and lambs at county fairs who endured daily torment and harassment from bullies who perceived he was gay,  felt so broken, so depressed and felt so alone that he couldn’t stand living one more day and hung himself from a rafter in his family’s barn, ending his life before he was old enough to get his driver’s license.

“‘People would call him ‘fag’ and stuff like that, just make fun of him because he’s different basically,’ said fellow High School student Dillen Swango.  It was common knowledge that  Billy was bullied and from what they said, it was getting worseSwago said that on the day some students told Billy to kill himself. ‘They said stuff like ‘you’re like a piece of crap’ and ‘you don’t deserve to live.’ Different things like that. Talked about how he was gay or whatever.

Could some of those children who bullied Billy, or the parents they learned thier hate fro, or  be members of the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle?  Or perhaps Principal Phil Chapple of Greensburg High School who said shortly after Billy Lucas’ death that. “We were not aware of that situation,” and then added “What could you do that could have made a difference in his life?”is a member. Or even some of the faculty who turned a blind eye to Billy’s daily abuse at the hands of his tormentors are members of that evil ‘cult”

Dan Savage wonders if “ If they stood up and cheered at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle when Lucas  died—hey, another homo in hell.”

I wouldn’t doubt it.

This is why indoctrinating children into fundamentalist religions should be considered child abuse.

The one thing I don’t wonder is if they have any feeling or remorse about corrupting innocence, spreading hate, or being culpable in the death of  LGBT children.  Because hate has no conscience.  And in truth they are nothing less than evil.

The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle  needs to be razed and the ground plowed with salt.

And perhaps the entire town of Greensburg, Indiana too.

*4 Year Old Sings “No homos gonna make it to Heaven” at the The Apostolic Truth Tabernacle, Greensburg, Indiana

**Apostolic Truth Tabernacle  is located at 1114 W Westridge Parkway Greensburg, IN. 47240.  You can contact the “church” by clicking here Or you can leave them a message at 812) 662-8224

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7 thoughts on “In Greensburg, IN “Homo’s Don’t Go To Heaven” And 15 Year Old Billy Lucas Was Bullied To Death”

  1. this post makes me sick. It disgraces me to think that some “members” of my religion are truly this hateful. These fake Christians think it’s okay to do God’s job and judge. A proper title to that song is “Aint none of yall gonna go to heaven” because that’s appropriate to this “church”

  2. Just goes to show that people teach HATE. This 4 year old could not possibly know what he is singing or what a homo is. Some adult had to have taught this boy the words. It’s a shame!

  3. I hope readers will also help Greensburg progressives try to get this church removed as an election polling place. The church building is used on Election Day and is paid by the county to provide a space for voting. The County Clerk refuses to move the location elsewhere. Please call Republican Decatur County Clerk Janet Chadwell at 812-663-8223 or email at clerk@decaturcounty.in.gov. Keep up the pressure until the Apostolic “truth” Tabernacle no longer receives tax dollars as a voting place since they don’t value freedom and democracy anyway!

  4. Your article lost all credibility when you ended it with saying that perhaps the entire town of Greensburg, IN should be razed and plowed with salt. That is just as ridiculous of a statement as the kid’s statement in his song.

    That church is a small group of people within a much bigger town, to put everyone in that town in the same class as the few people in that church is pure ignorance. You don’t deserve to have a blog.

    1. First of all its a blogpost NOT an article. I am not a paid journalist. I pay for this site and all “articles” within are news with my opinions added.

      Secondly I don’t exactly hear the hear the town of Greensburg denouncing the “church” that breeds hate. So to sit here and hear you call me ignorant after a 15 year old has taken his life because of this type of intolertate hate spech and bullshit that takes place in that rats nest burg of a town from which you most probably come from is fucking ridiculous.

      Go back to playing Delta Force and fuck off.

      1. You, sir, are a walking contradiction. To preach against hatred and prejudice and then to show hatred towards an entire town for the actions of less than 1% of it’s population is the definition of ignorance.

        Thank you for exposing yourself as a fraud.

  5. I lived in Greensburg until I was eleven years old. When I was growing up I was told that it was against the law for a Black person to spend the night in Greensburg. I’m sure there wasn’t really a law like that but I was told that many time by adults. It makes a person wonder how those type of prejudices carry over to a person’s adult life. Just about a 20 years ago I was told by a good source that a black man was working at the K-Mart and that he was removed because the customers complained. As far as I know, no Black people live in the town.

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