The idea of an LGBT group buying his church is really getting under the skin of an anti-gay Harlem pastor.
So much so that Pastor James David Manning made it known exactly what it would take for him to green light Rivers of Living Water Ministries’ purchase during a broadcast from his place of worship, Atlah Worldwide Church, on Monday (Feb. 1), according to Raw Story.
“This ain’t no bathhouse, this ain’t no f*g house, this is the Lord’s house!” Manning stated while issuing his warning “for all the sodomites that think that you’re going to purchase this church in a foreclosure sale. And before you can ever own this property, hook or crook… men who are f*gs with testicles will be carrying babies in their testicles and giving birth to them through their anus.”
“That’s how impossible it is for you to get this house,” he continued. “When you start carrying a baby in your bags and birthing that baby through your ass, then you can own this house. But until I see you pull a baby out your ass, you ain’t going to pull this church out from underneath us. And boom shakalaka goes right there.”
“And all you f*gs can go to hell! And do it now.”
Citing a story from DNAInfo, Raw Story noted that Manning’s anger stems from an order a state judge handed out for Atlah Worldwide Church to be sold at auction to pay more than $1 million in taxes and other debts. Despite the ruling, Manning insisted that his church was exempt from most of the debt. As a result, the pastor vowed to fight the order.
Last week, Rivers of Living Water Ministries, an LGBT spiritual group, announced that it had launched a fundraising campaign to purchase Atlah Worldwide and replace it with an inclusive ministry. In the first three days of its campaign, Rivers of Living Water Ministries had raised about $20,000. The group anticipates that it will need $1.2 million to successfully purchase Atlah Worldwide Church at public auction on Feb. 24, Raw Story reports.
Although Manning has spoken out against the purchase of the his church, Rivers of Living Water Ministries isn’t be the only potential buyer he will have to deal. In an interview with WCBS, the Ali Forney Center confirmed it was raising money purchase Atlah Worldwide Church. At this time, the group, which is known for helping LGBT youth, has reportedly raised more than $140,000.
To see Manning’s broadcast, check out the video below:
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