NYC Pastor Posts Message Outside Church: Churches That Support ‘Homos’ Will be Cursed, Itch and Go to Hell
A New York City pastor known for his vicious anti-Obama, anti-LGBT rants has unleashed yet another vile sign on the streets of Harlem.
James David Manning, an infamous birther who has called Obama a ‘fake President’ and proposed a convoluted conspiracy theory declaring that Obama had the mother of his illegitimate love child killed in front of the White House, is now demanding that people who support the LGBT community should be plagued with cancer, itching and then after earthly sufferings go straight to hell.
According to the ATLAH World Missionary Church sign which is visible from the busy street, “All churches and members that support homos cursed be thou with cancer, HIV, syphilis, stroke. madness, itch, then hell.”
The sign also lists a bible verse – 1 Corinthians 6:9 – as the source of the hate speech.
For the record, the excerpt from Paul’s letters is commonly used in conservative circles to condemn homosexual behavior, particularly using the harsh translation found in the King James Version, which seems to support that assumption that Paul’s instructions to the early church condemned men having sex with other men.
A closer look at the Greek, as well as the context and times the verse was written in, however, have led many to question if a blanket condemnation is really the best way to read the verse today.
Even taking a harder-line, more literal approach to the text, does not justify Manning’s hate though, especially considering that the verse says nothing about those that support gay behavior, let alone condemn supporters to horrific itching and the wrath of hell.
Of course, Manning’s editorializing should not come as a surprise, especially since Manning recently used his pulpit to preach that ‘white homo demons’ are trying to steal black men away from godly black women who apparently do not like dinner parties.
“He’s usually got money. A white homo usually has an American Express card, he usually has an opportunity at the theater. Homos love the theater,” Manning preached to the camera, exposing just how hateful he truly is. “They love to go out to dinner, parties. They love that kind of a thing. And as a black woman, you can’t compete!”
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