WATCH: ‘Homo Demons’ Pastor Really Hates Obama, But His Neighbors Really Hate This Sign

'Homo demons' pastor manning hates Obama, his neighbors hate his sign

Pastor Manning has an opinion about President Obama and he’s not afraid to show it. His neighbors, however, don’t appreciate him sharing it like this.

Pastor Manning brings the hate.

Pastor James David Manning has hated President Obama since the POTUS was elected. The sign outside his church has reflected his venom many times but the latest message has neighbors shaking their heads in disgust. If you can’t read it, it says:

“Obama Has Released The Homo Demons On The Black Man. Look Out Black Woman, A White Homo May Take Your Man”

Pastor Manning defends his sign, saying that homosexuality is sweeping through Harlem. The area has seen a lot of gentrification in the last few years and the pastor feels that this has brought homosexuals into the community. Pastor Manning says that his sign reflects this.

“It’s an attempt to save the black family,” said Pastor Manning. “There is a major problem in the black family with the absence of black fathers, black husbands.”

There is some argument about the “absent black father” stereotype. The Myth of the Missing Black Father by  Roberta L. Coles and Charles Green stresses that, while many black fathers are absent, that is only “one slice of the fatherhood pie.”

“The problem with “absence,” as is fairly well established now, is that it’s an ill-defined pejorative concept usually denoting non-residence with the child, and it is sometimes assumed in cases where there is no legal marriage to the mother. More importantly, absence connotes invisibility and non-involvement, which further investigation has proven to be exaggerated.”

Apparently Pastor Manning doesn’t read much beyond his bible. And certainly not scholarly reports that debunk his theories.

Neighbors want the sign removed.

The sign has raised hackles throughout the area of Lenox Ave. and W. 123rd St. Folks who live nearby say that they are tired of seeing Pastor Manning’s hateful signs. Among the other things Pastor Manning has put on his church’s sign:

“Obama Is Evil”

“He Used Black Vote to Uncle Tom For Wall St.”

and

“A TALIBAN MUSLIM ILLEGALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT USA: HUSSEIN.”

Behind his desk, he has another sign which reads:  “Mr. Obama, Show us your Birth Certificate, Please.”

One resident, Rochelle Hill, who lives a block away from the ATLAH World Missionary Church, says she is sick of seeing Pastor Manning’s hate on display in her neighborhood. She calls the latest sign, “appalling,” and thinks it is a “poor representation” of her community.

Another resident, Ronald Flagg, thinks that the homophobic sign is “absurd.”

“A church is supposed to be a place that’s all inclusive,” Flagg said. “What does Obama have to do with people being homosexual? He has enough to deal with in this country.”

Hill, Flagg and others plan to hold a rally to force Pastor Manning to remove the hateful sign.

Harlem PRIDE group weighs in.

Harlem PRIDE is a support group for LGBT inhabitants of Upper Manhattan. Its president, Carmen Neely, called the sign “foolish”:

“This demonization is such a stark contrast from the positive progress that has been made between black churches and their same-gender loving congregants.”

The Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church is located next door to Pastor Manning’s church. They were so embarrassed when Pastor Manning started posting his hate that they put up a sign of their own:

“This church is not affiliated with the church on the corner. We Support President Barack Obama.”

It seems as though the rest of Harlem would like to put up a similar sign. Resident Belynda M’baye said of the first signs Pastor Manning displayed, that they didn’t represent her community. She thought then that Harlem did, indeed, support President Obama. The people who live there seem to feel the same today.

This sign is offensive and strange, whether one lives in Harlem or not. Pastor Manning is certainly free to voice his opinion about the President. And even about homosexuality. But the people who have to see that every day would prefer that he kept his opinions in his church and off their streets. Can you blame them?

Pastor Manning has also targeted the online news show, Young Turks, in the past. Here’s their hilarious report:

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