Avoiding Foreclosure For Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Message!
Reader, after an anti-gay church in Harlem won a court ruling in a long-running dispute, a sign outside said it would celebrate by burning a rainbow flag.
"The Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem has grown infamous for the incendiary and often anti-gay views expressed by its pastor, which are trumpeted in bold letters on a large sign outside the church. After a judge ruled last week to block the building’s looming foreclosure, the church responded in typical fashion, with a message that said the church would celebrate by burning a rainbow flag in the building’s courtyard, employing an anti-gay slur as a descriptor. It was just another day at the church, which has long drawn the ire of those around the city and far beyond for its insulting messages about gay people, whom it has referred to as “homos,” “sodomites” and worse; President Obama, whom it has called a “Taliban Muslim”; and others. James D. Manning, the church’s pastor, said the most recent message was in response to an anonymous letter the church had received, which had used a racial slur, he said, and had claimed that the rainbow flag would soon be waving at the top of the building as Bibles were burned in its courtyard."
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