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This Guy Wants To Buy A Homophobic Harlem Church And Make It A Homeless LGBT Youth Center

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This Guy Wants To Buy A Homophobic Harlem Church And Make It A Homeless LGBT Youth Center

The Daily Show recently sent Jessica Williams back to the Atlah World Missionary Church in Harlem to interview the Reverend James David Manning about his most recent predicament.

Apparently the church, which displays signs that say “Obama has released the homo demons on black men,” is having its property foreclosed because it’s a million dollars in debt. The church hasn’t been paying its water bill because it thinks churches are automatically exempt from paying water bills, which isn’t true.

The person who wants to buy the church property when it forecloses is Carl Siciliano, director of the Ali Forney Center, whose sole mission is to rescue LGBT kids from homelessness. Carl wants to buy Manning’s homophobic church and turn it into a place where LGBT youth who have been kicked out of their homes can live.

Talk about karma.

The reverend Manning claims that dudes will give birth to babies out of their butts before the church is foreclosed, prompting us to wonder what planet this guy lives on.

Anyway, we’ll be rooting for the church’s foreclosure and the success of Carl Siciliano’s mission, and we’ll be sure to update you when (fingers crossed) it happens.

You can watch The Daily Show clip here: