Crazy Right-Wing Preacher Says Confederates Will March On The North And Win This Time (VIDEO)

Oh, Pastor James Manning, you’re the gift that just keeps on giving. This guy is the one who put up a sign telling black women that gays would take their men. That Obama has released the “homo demons.” That Starbucks was putting semen in their lattes. I seriously worry about this man’s mental state. Perhaps if he acted on those gay urges he’s admitted to, he’d get it all out of his system.

This time the head of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in the Harlem area of New York City is gearing up for a new Civil War. Not metaphorically. No, he means a real, honest-to-god, marching-Confederate-troops-in-uniforms Civil War. To “rescue the North.” Yeah.

“Surely the Confederates and the South will win this time. There’s no doubt about it. They will win this time. Now the nation must be rescued from the liberal God-haters and Constitution-haters and those that are pushing this sodomy agenda. America will be rescued and the rescuers will be the Confederates, the Southerners, those that have been the blood-washed, Bible-believing, locked-and-loaded. I’m James David Manning and I want to be one of them. I’m the Lord’s servant.”

Those marchers, he says, will descend upon the Supreme Court and even the White House. They will storm the White House! Manning assures us that a Confederate flag will fly over the mansion. This eventuality is as “real as your breakfast cereal” (no, really, he said that). And it won’t stop there: the stars and bars will fly over every city, every state capitol. But, they are being rescued, remember; the whole country will be rescued. By the Confederates. Let that sink in for a moment.

Manning, who is spending the 4th of July holiday with Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the Oath Keepers, has it in for fellow preachers Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, too. They shouldn’t be allowed, according to Manning. Nor should Harvard, which “teaches perversion,” “socialism” and “against the Constitution.”

You know, it’s really annoying to hear talk like that. The way the right goes after education, knowledge and intelligence makes me sick. A wise person never stops learning. This venom against intelligence is hurting our country in so many ways. And to hear Manning speak against an institution like Harvard — which my favorite Founding Father, John Adams, attended — turns my stomach.

We won’t even touch on the fact that a black man is longing for the South to rise again. That’s wrong on so many levels. What Pastor Manning has to say about this country…. that it is “wretched”and full of crime and misery is the view of a jaundiced eye. America isn’t perfect. But, as liberals, we want it to be working on perfect. We want to help it be as great as it can be. That doesn’t include bigotry, fear and hatred. America’s strength lies in its diversity. Sadly, some folks just don’t understand that.

On this Independence Day, we need to remember that the Constitution, that great paper which governs our country, protects every one of us. Gay, straight, Christian, Muslim, black, white… we are all Americans. Pastor Manning’s insurrectionist speech is protected by that paper, too. But his self-hatred is something he’s going to have to deal with on his own.

Here’s The Manning Report for July 2 via Right Wing Watch:

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