“Obama Has Released The Homo Demons On The Black Man. Look Out Black Woman. A White Homo May Take Your Man.”
The sign has many people scratching their heads.
“What does Obama have to do with people being homosexual?” Harlem resident Ronald Flagg wondered to New York Daily News. “He has enough to deal with in this country.”
Rochelle Hill, who lives on the same block as the church, told the paper: “It’s just appalling. It’s a poor representation of our neighborhood. It’s just hate.”
In addition to putting up the sign, Manning also released a four minute video on YouTube titled “White Homos Take Black Woman’s Man” that cautions viewers of the “catastrophic crisis of the absence of males in the home.”
“Women are having a difficult time finding black men to marry!” Manning exclaims.
The problem? Demons. And the good pastor knows precisely where they came from: “Obama has released these demons! Particularly upon the black males!”
“Obama is influencing black men to come out of the closet or be homosexual and they’re being scooped up by white homos!” Manning warms.
Unfortunately, according to the pastor, hope is fleeting: “You’ll have a very hard time competing against a white homosexual male. He’s usually got money. The white homo usually has an American Express card. He usually has an opportunity at the theater. Homos love the theater. They love to go out to dinner, parties. They love that kind of thing.”
Well, at least Manning got one thing right.
“This demonization is such a stark contrast from the positive progress that has been made between black churches and their same-gender loving congregants,” Carmen Neely, president of Harlem PRIDE, a support group for LGBT communities in Upper Manhattan, told New York Daily News.
New York Civil Liberties Union chief Donna Lieberman echoed Neely’s sentiment, saying, “This is bizarre and offensive, and shocking to see in a city like New York.”
We thought about contacting Manning for a comment, but decided against it. We’re very busy. We have a play to catch, followed by a dinner party.
We love those kinds of things.