Hate Pastor James David Manning’s Homophobic Hits Of 2014
We know we shouldn’t encourage him—adding fuel to the hellfire he says will rain down on the world’s “homos,” “fags” and “sodomites”—but we just can’t quit Pastor James David Manning and his increasingly insane whirlwind of laughable homophobia. He really outdid himself this year, and these examples, placed alongside some of his earlier hits, show just how tight his trolling game is.
We first met the leader of Harlem’s ATLAH World Missionary Church back in March when he granted us a revealing and altogether batshit interview, which included such choice quotes as:
“The white homos are going to take the black woman’s man.”
“It’s an unhealthy lifestyle choice—60% of those with AIDs are homosexual.”
“Homosexuals are the most intolerant of all people I’ve met. I’ve encountered Ku Klux Klan members who are more tolerant.”
Though he’s been cranking out the goods for some time, 2014 was a banner year for Pastor Manning. Here are some of his lowlights over the past 12 months.
Semen-Gate, Nov. 5, 2014
Though a lot of people in New York have long been shocked or bored by Manning’s antics, it was one of his most recent outbursts that garnered him further national attention—his claim that Starbucks was putting the semen of “sodomites” in their coffee. Why? Because “it flavors up the coffee, and it makes you think you’re having a good time.” Party on! His declaration was one of the greatest gifts to be bestowed upon the harried bloggers of the world.
Gay Ebola, Oct. 28, 2014
Manning is obsessed—obsessed!—with gay guys and Starbucks, so when Ebola entered the news cycle, he knew where to turn. The chain was apparently “ground zero for spreading Ebola,” and don’t you tell him those sodomites weren’t involved. “Upscale sodomites who frequent Starbucks, who sit there with their computers, it’s a meeting place, an exchange—a lot of bodily fluids, hands shaken and contact,” he said. “I am now on the Ebola watch…warning people to stay away from Starbucks.” Truly God’s work.
St. Patrick’s Day/Butt Sex Parade, Sept. 8, 2014
The New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade committee’s refusal to allow gay groups to march under banners that identify themselves as such has long been a sticking point in the city. So when organizers announced that they would allow an LGBT group to march next year, it was a cause for celebration—and outrage. New York’s favorite hate preacher clearly fell into the latter camp. “The power of debauchery has now taken another victim,” he said. “The St. Patrick’s Day Parade has fallen to this wickedness that is spreading across America.”
Putin Will Out Obama in 100 Days, Aug. 6, 2014
That cheeky sleuth Manning came to the conclusion that because an image of Obama appeared on the cover of Newsweek with the headline “The First Gay President,” then he is clearly a “sodomite” who regularly engages in godless acts of passion with his former body man/plaything, Reggie Love. Manning also posits that the infamous shirtless photos of Putin were a way for the Russian president to lure in Reggie Love. How he planned to out Obama remains unclear, but Manning has never been one for details. Time’s up, gurl.
Queers Will Be Stoned, March 20, 2014
Manning caused a wee brouhaha when he suggested that “Jesus would stone homos.” But listen up, queens: He never said that he himself would stone you, just that the Bible dictates it will happen. People need to chill. It seems that everyone needs a lesson on the biblical teachings on homosexuality. Luckily, the pastor has you covered: “It says that should someone be caught in such an act, that the appropriate response is that they be stoned. That is what the Bible says. That’s the biblical statement regarding homosexual activity.” Glad we cleared that up.
White Homos Are Stealing Black Women’s Men, Feb. 25, 2014
Manning started the year out strong with a sign outside his church that stated: “Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black women. A white homo might take your man.” He explains that black Americans are facing a “catastrophic crisis” due to a lack of male role models in the home. And the situation isn’t made easier with all of the Pied Piper-esque white homos luring black hunks away from black women. But how? With their “American Express cards” and love of the theater and dinner parties, of course.
Thanks for the memories, Pastor Manning.