I attempted to contact Apostolic Truth Tabernacle and their pastor Reverend Jeff Sangl to no avail today. I called but the voicemail was full. Apparently I was a little late in attempting to contact them.
They have updated their site as linked above and put out a new message on the front page. It does not excuse acts of the past however and in an attempt to reach out I have created a video asking Rev. Sangl to answer some questions for me.
I’ve had a few people ask me how I was sure that the video actually occurred at the church in question. Well I was not the individual to actually do the research or break this story but I was the one who got it quite a bit of media coverage. The research was done by an individual who has a barely active twitter account under the name sockymonky. I have no idea who this person is but he certainly had his work cut out for him (I assume it’s a him due to the name Mike).
This is a screenshot from their now defunct facebook page. That, along with several pictures from their website, clearly identify the unique design of the worship hall. This worship hall is identical to the one in the video.
Additionally the picture of the pastor on their website closely resembles the individual on stage with the child while he is singing the anti-gay song.
These are all unconfirmed but here’s the scuttlebutt:
- Chad Woodall of Greensburg, IN uploaded the videos to youtube. It is unknown whether he is a member of the church or was trying to expose it.
- He is friends with Jeff Sangl on facebook.
- It was uploaded under the account Funnyman1972. (The video is no longer active–It was rumored to be taken down by youtube for “hate speech”)
- This link will take you to where the video is. It now appears as private.
Whoever you are sockymonky thanks for exposing this vitriol and hatred!
I await your response Reverend.