Pastor James David Manning, otherwise known as Harlem’s infamous “homo-demons” preacher, is at it again. Manning, the hysterical, attention-seeking, but money-loving mis-leader of ATLAH Worldwide Church in New York City, took right-wing fear mongering to a whole new level during a recent episode of the ‘Manning Report.’
In the video, which was uploaded to youtube under the title “Stay Away From Starbucks,” Manning pinpoints “ground zero” for the spread of Ebola in the United States. Schools? Hospitals? Doctor’s offices? Homeless shelters? No, of course not.
According to Manning, if you don’t want to get Ebola, you need to stay away from Starbucks and bowling.
“Starbucks coffee stores are indeed ground zero for spreading Ebola and other diseases, because of the clientele of Starbucks.”
“Generally upscale sodomites who frequent Starbucks, who sit there with their computers and it’s a meeting place, they exchange a lot of body fluids, hands shaken and contact.”
He goes on to warn his audience repeatedly, saying:
“Stay away from Starbucks if you don’t want to get Ebola. And especially the Starbucks in the urban areas…”
In case you weren’t already disgusted enough with Manning, he goes on to claim that Dr. Craig Spencer, who contacted Ebola while working with Doctors Without Borders in New Guinea, took his fiance’ to a bowling alley in Brooklyn because it’s also place where ‘sodomites’ congregate.
Here’s the video:
Spencer, who has been in the hospital under quarantine since October 23, returned from a one month humanitarian mission to New Guinea on October 27. While in New Guinea, Spencer risked his own life and health to help treat patients who are suffering from Ebola in the country. Upon returning home, he visited The Meatball Shop in Greenwich Village, walked the high line, took the train and picked up agriculture from a farm share. Spencer even stopped for coffee, but it wasn’t at Starbucks. He went to the Blue Bottle Coffee Stand.
None of those places made it into the video because, let’s face it, The Gutter probably sounds like a scary place to people who don’t have the mental ability to understand that the name is a play on words. (Bowling… gutter… get it?) No, it’s not a dark, scary place. It’s a bowling alley, where people go to
spread bodily fluids and give each other Ebola bowl.
Thankfully, Spencer’s fiancée Morgan Dixon, reported earlier today that he is doing “good,” although he remains in isolation at New York’s Bellevue Hospital.
Manning is an expert at three things: fear mongering, inciting hate and spreading misinformation to the ignorant. While he claims that his network is “All Jesus, All The Time” there’s actually very little talk of Jesus in any of Manning’s videos. Instead, it seems clear that his church and “network” are nothing more than tax-free venues for spreading right-wing hate, fear and lies.
Featured image credit: The Manning Report via ATLAHWorldwide on youtube.