The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church at 36 W. 123rd St. in New York City displays the words “Jesus Would Stone Homos … Stoning is Still the Law” in all capital letters on its message board (Twitter | @JoeMyGod).
NEW YORK (WRIC)—A Harlem church is once again making headlines for an anti-gay message displayed on its marquee.
The Blood of Jesus ATLAH World Missionary Church at 36 W. 123rd St. in New York City displays the words “Jesus Would Stone Homos … Stoning is Still the Law” in all capital letters on its message board. The sign also cites Bible verses Matthew 5:17-19, Leviticus 20:13, Deuteronomy 17:5-7 and John 8:1-11.
The King James Version of Deuteronomy 17:5-7, a passage commonly used in anti-gay arguments, reads, “Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die. At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.”
New York gay rights activist Joe Jervis (@JoeMyGod) tweeted a photo of ATLAH’s most recent marquee on Friday morning, followed by the hashtag #ChristianLove.
This isn’t the first time ATLAH and Pastor James David Manning have caused a stir with their anti-gay messages. Last month, the church’s marquee read, “Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman, a white homo may take your man.”
In a YouTube video, Pastor Manning says, “We support the president of Uganda, we support the Gambian president, who also takes a very strong stand against this, and we support the Nigerian president and the Nigerian people. And we support the people of Africa who will not have this god-forsaken … anti-integrity, anti-life, anti-humanity, anti-universal understanding.”
Uganda’s new anti-gay law punishes gay sex with up to life in jail.