(Newser) – A video of a 4-year-old boy singing "Ain’t no homo gonna make it to heaven" in front of his cheering Indiana church has gone viral—and now the Apostolic Truth Tabernacle Church is dealing with some unpleasant fallout, reports the New York Daily News. The church has been barraged by nasty phone calls and even death threats. In response, the church says it is on "lockdown," with members guarding the building around the clock, and pastor Jeff Sangl and his wife took off suddenly on vacation yesterday without telling anyone where they were going.
“Of course we applauded a child who is singing a song about God,” one member of the congregation tells TMZ."If we don’t teach the children the truth early they will never learn." The original lyrics of the song, by the late leader of America's largest black Pentecostal church, condemned drinking and adultery with verses like "You can't make it to heaven with a sweetheart and a wife," notes the Daily Mail.
Mike's Thoughts: Nothing says "I love God" like a song about hating gays, does it?
Today on The List, join Dan as he gets to kiddin’ around…no foolin’. 5 Mountain tunes with “kid” in the title will be featured. But the question for you is, which song title is also the title of a secret documentary made about the band?
Today at 4 on The List…you’ll hear 5 songs that were all banned by the BBC. Paul Simon got axed due to product placement in his tune…a BBC no-no! The Police mentioned Northern Ireland and Paul McCartney got a bit too sexy for his shirt…and the BBC!
(Newser) – A woman missed an American Airlines connecting flight because she was wearing a pro-choice T-shirt with an obscenity about what she might do to a senator. The captain of a flight the woman was exiting scolded her over the shirt that read: “If I wanted the government in my womb, I’d f--- a senator,” and said she would have to change before boarding her next flight. “This conversation led to me missing my connecting flight," the passenger told RH Reality Check. Her abortion stand had nothing to do with the captain's response, according to an American Airlines spokesman. “The only reason she was asked to cover up her T-shirt was the appearance of the F-word on the T-shirt," he explained. "The outcome would have been exactly the same had the message been anti-abortion.”
American's "contract of carriage" states that the airline can bounce passengers if they're "clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offense to others"—though that's widely open to interpretation. "The irony is that she went through several layers of personnel and was allowed to fly," one attorney told MSNBC. But another travel attorney points out that it's ultimately up to the captain. "If he thinks other passengers may get upset, it becomes a safety issue," he added. The woman boarded a later flight, wearing a shawl to cover the shirt.
Mike's Thoughts; I don't have any problem with the message itself or a person's right to offer up the message, but I do think her choice of delivery was questionable at best.
We talk alot about Free Speech in this country (and rightfully so) but people forget that not all speech is protected under the 1st Amendment.
And like it or not, using the F-Bomb in your political slogan doesn't make you seem smart and informed. It makes you seem like an idiot with an axe to grind.
It's the world's biggest non-problem problem: getting ketchup out of the bottle.
But, engineers at MIT have fixed it. They designed the perfect bottle and ketchup cannot stick to it. The secret is in a substance known as "LiquiGlide," a non-toxic, FDA-approved coating that can be applied to the interior of bottles. Regardless of what the bottle is constructed of, liquid or plastic, ketchup will flow out of it effortlessly.
Mike's Thoughts: I for one sleep much better at night knowing that America's best and brightest minds are hard at work on.....condiments.
Maybe next they can tackle that issue where the mustard settles in the container and your first squirt results in "mustard water" rather than actual mustard.
Making the world a better place, one condiment at a time.
They are the Rockers who have received the Mighty Whack of Knighthood, perhaps from the Queen herself…well, they are also getting whacked on The List Today. There is however one rebel, whose bravery in turning down the honor has so moved Dan that he too will be included on today’s list.
Nine Eleven, Riots in L.A., Bloodshed in Ireland…all events that have inspired legendary rock songs. Today on the list Dan has great songs inspired by tragic history. Number one on the list is the song Nixon is most responsible for.