LGBT Activists Demand Their Own Stoning at Homophobic Harlem Church

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STONE ME WITH THAT FIRST STONE!

By Melanie Nathan, March 30, 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 4.57.41 PMOver 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.”

Screen Shot 2014-03-30 at 4.55.26 PMAt 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…

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