A sign in front of a church in Harlem, N.Y. led by a polarizing and controversial anti-gay pastor is not only making its rounds on the Internet, but raising quite a few eyebrows along the way.
Called the ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church, the religious organization is led by Dr. James David Manning, a man who has been outspokenly critical of the Obama administration and the progression of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights over the course of the past six years.
The sign reads: “Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man”:
— Joe Unseen (@JoeUnseen) February 26, 2014
The sign was reportedly inspired by the above video, in which Manning makes some jarring statements about both gay culture and black culture — though these extremist statements from the pastor of ATLAH are nothing new. In explanation of ATLAH’s sign in the above video, he tells viewers,
Manning also tells his viewers that his church fully supports the anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria that have enabled a pervasive culture of fear and violence for members of the LGBT community. Just yesterday, a Ugandan newspaper published the names of 200 “Top Homos,” with many on the list saying they “are scared and they need help.”
This certainly not the first time that Manning has made headlines for his extreme claims. Last November, he provided a platform for and conducted an interview with a woman who claimed to have been a former classmate of Obama’s, stating that the president was formerly a cocaine-using gay hustler.
Source: Huffington Post