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Gay Rights Supporters Hold Protests Outside Harlem Church That Advocated Stoning Gays: VIDEO

Harlem protest

On Friday and Saturday, gay rights advocates protested outside the ATLAH World Missionary Church in NYC's Harlem neighborhood, which has made headlines recently for its anti-gay church signs including “Jesus Would Stone Homos”

Via press release from Saturday’s rally:

ATLAHProtest2Over fifty LGBT activists protested for over an hour in the rain yesterday outside ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, demanding that the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, emerge and administer the stonings that his public sign recently called for. Until it was vandalized last week, the church’s marquee read, “Jesus would stone homos. Harlem is a homo free zone.” Holding a forty-foot rainbow banner and shouting chants like “Harlem queers under attack! What do we do? ACT UP! Fight back!” and “Hey hey! Ho ho! David Manning has got to go!” the multiracial crowd also brandished signs that read, “God is love” and “Let he without sin cast the first stone.” At one point the rowdy group moved to the side entrance of the church, repeatedly ringing the building’s buzzer and raising their fists while they shouted, “We’re here for out stoning! We’re here for our stoning!” Several church members watched from inside through a glass door, smiling and chatting.

Manning responded to Friday’s smaller protest with a video message, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP

[via joe.my.god]



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  1. At last - some real homosexual activism. It makes for a refreshing change.

    Posted by: sam | Mar 31, 2014 8:37:25 PM

  2. Stone the pastor. Give him a taste of his own medicine. The fraud...

    Posted by: Robotron | Mar 31, 2014 8:40:40 PM

  3. Sam/Rick, once you find out that some of the men participating we're effeminate, you be quite livid as they only reinforce that culture of effeminacy you're always complaining about. Stop pretending that you care. You're still our resident troll at the end of the day.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 31, 2014 8:47:22 PM

  4. This was absolutely brilliant when Jennifer Louise Lopez did the first request for a stoning. (Also fearless, as there was no way to know they wouldn't actually do as they feel Jeebus would.)

    It'll have to be stepped up a notch to continue being effective, but it's still delightful to see.

    Posted by: Vint | Mar 31, 2014 9:14:37 PM

  5. Lots of love for all over fifty of you! :-)

    Hope you're all well after being out in the rain for over an hour. Thank you so much.

    Posted by: ThankYou | Mar 31, 2014 9:15:15 PM

  6. Why wasn't so-called "Civil Rights activist" Al Sharpton at this rally? Where was Mayor DeBlasio and his bisexual wife? Where was Bill and Hilary Clinton? 50 is a pretty weak number in a city that boasts o being one of the gay capitals of the world.

    Posted by: Kieran | Mar 31, 2014 9:30:55 PM

  7. Direct Action - it's powerful ,it's committed and it's now.
    Congratulations to all involved and thank you from all of us.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 31, 2014 9:31:17 PM

  8. I don't know what they're trying to achieve. They are only popularizing and legitimizing this oddball preacher. If they really want to fight against homophobic violence, they should protest hip-hop awards.

    Posted by: Kev C | Mar 31, 2014 9:32:40 PM

  9. Nice racism there, KevC (Rick).

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 31, 2014 9:41:44 PM

  10. KevC the burden of proof is on you, and you have not given a shred of anything to convince anyone about legitimatizing the monster.
    incidentally, i've never read anything about you protesting hip-hop awards...

    Posted by: Kev D | Mar 31, 2014 9:43:14 PM

  11. @Tyler (aka Rick), how is it racism? Eminem is the most successful rapper and one of the most influential on homophobes.

    @Kev D (aka Rick), sure -

    Posted by: Kev C | Mar 31, 2014 10:09:19 PM

  12. Lol, Rick is now pretending those calling out his racist trolling are actually him. This troll is desperate.

    Posted by: Tyler | Mar 31, 2014 10:15:16 PM

  13. Where are the black gays in this protest?Seeing all those white faces makes the pastors point about white homosexuals.

    Posted by: James | Mar 31, 2014 10:59:06 PM

  14. accountability is important. as long as they protest non-violently...all is well. it is amazing though...the culture...how this pastor thought it was acceptable...he apparently needs to realize it's 2014 and not 1994 - the world has changed. it is a testament though to how shamelessly (and proudly) homphobic this country has been historically...nowadays, I think some people are shocked at how empowered gay people are now...

    Posted by: steve | Apr 1, 2014 2:48:29 AM

  15. I believe HIS Jesus said, Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. These creeps NEVER get to the New Testament.......

    Posted by: L G. | Apr 1, 2014 8:53:07 AM

  16. @JAMES

    I was there on Saturday, and it was one of the most diverse protests I've ever been a part of. Age, race, religion, gender, sexuality, every last label was represented. Even the bigots came out to participate.

    Posted by: MattyC | Apr 1, 2014 1:02:16 PM

  17. great protest, despite multiple difficulties like the local subway being non-operational. Pastor Manning is a neighborhood joke, and has been for years...that does not excuse his public incitement to violence.

    the protest itself was entirely diverse, and the claim that we "made 'Pastor' Manning's point for him" is typical of the armchair activist. "i would like to see more melanin on protestors faces, i would have stayed home otherwise" some have said...cowardice is always easy.

    personally, i'm still happy to watch that fat troll do angry doubletakes every time he sees my husband n myself holding hands on Lenox avenue...now, if only some other male/male couples would do the same!

    Posted by: Jeton Ademaj | Apr 1, 2014 1:48:04 PM

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