Harlem church sign warns: Obama has released ‘the homo demons’

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A church sign in New York City’s Harlem is warning black women to be on the lookout for a “white homo” trying to steal their man.

“Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man,” reads the marquee for ATLAH World Church at Lenox and 123rd.


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The pastor of the church, James David Manning, has been very critical of President Obama, calling him “The Long Legged Mack Daddy” and often blaming him for the destruction of the black family, the Village Voice reported.

“This homosexual demon hoping to enforce as many black males to subscribe to ideas …, ” he said during a sermon the church posted on YouTube Tuesday. “So we have the outing of people like Jason Collins, who is an alleged basketball player, and Michael Sam, a football player. Two blacks that have come out of the closet and have received national acclaim from Obama, from Michelle ‘the fistbumper’ Obama, from Oprah Winfrey, from all black people encouraging more black men to come out of the closet.”

“You’ll have a very hard time competing against a white homosexual male,” Mr. Manning continued. “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.”

Carmen Neely, president of PRIDE, a Harlem-based LGBT group, called the sign “shameful.”

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

“This is bizarre and offensive, and shocking to see in a city like New York.” said New York Civil Liberties Union chief Donna Lieberman.


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