Normally I like to avoid writing about the latest viral sensation or controversy, simply because I like to stand out from the crowd a bit. I dislike having the feeling that I’m obligated to talk about what everyone else is talking about. It’s part of the homogenization of Internet culture.
That being said, it occurred to me that I actually had something to say about this clip[Update: the link has been removed], and since this revolves around an issue I’ve discussed here before, it might not be a bad idea to talk about what I think the appropriate conservative Christian response should be. For those of you who haven’t already heard of/seen it, it features a very small boy (I read somewhere he’s four), singing a catchy little ditty in church that goes like this:
I know the Bible’s right, somebody’s wrong
Romans one, [twenty-six and] twenty-seven
Ain’t no homo gonna make it to heaven
This little performance drew a hearty affirmative reaction from the crowd. The boy’s father can be heard calling out “That’s my boy!” partway through.
I had mixed reactions to this clip. They look something like this:
1. I honestly agree with every word the kid sang. Truly, I do. Oh, I know there’s a difference between merely suffering with SSA and succumbing to SSA, but I doubt that the type of “homo” referred to in this ditty is the sackcloth-and-ashes repenting type. We can safely assume it’s the type who would cover you in vile insults for even suggesting his behavior is sinful. Which brings me to my next reaction…
But, having said that, I still have some reservations about the video. Which brings me to the “mixed” in my “mixed reaction…”
3. Homosexual sin is not the stuff of preschool ditties performed as special music. It’s really just not. It’s the stuff of serious, politically aware sermons. Not cute little songs that rhyme. Or cute little songs we teach to our preschoolers. Which brings me to point four…
So there you go. My .02 on a viral video. Hopefully I brought something a little different to the discussion.