Many churches post inspirational Bible verses and uplifting messages outside their buildings, but ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., recently decided to take a very different approach.
The sign outside the church reads: "Jesus Would Stone Homos. … Stoning Is Still The Law," along with several Bible verses.
ATLAH Pastor James David Manning told the Christian Post that the message, which went up earlier this month, is meant to dispel "flat-out lies" coming from gay activists.
"They have been spreading lies about what Jesus would do regarding homosexuality; whether Jesus ever addressed homosexuality, and what the Bible, in general, has to say about homosexuality," Manning said. "So we thought we'd say what Jesus would do."
Image source: ATLAH Media Network
Manning also took to the church's website to post a video explaining "why Jesus would stone homosexuals."
Citing John 8:1-11, the pastor said Jesus was actually not opposed to stoning, despite common interpretation that the verses show Christ saving a woman from an angry mob preparing to kill her.
"Jesus said stone the woman!" Manning proclaims in the video posted on ATLAH's website. "So if Jesus said stone the adulterous woman, stoning of the homos is still now in order. Stoning is still the law. Breaking the Sabbath ... lying and stealing, committing adultery, these are laws that are still in place."
The pastor continued, "So, Jesus would stone homos. That's exactly what he would do."
Pastor James David Manning defended his church's "Jesus Would Stone Homos" sign. (Image source: ATLAH World Missionary Church)
The "Jesus Would Stone Homos" sign follows a controversial message that Manning posted last month about President Barack Obama. It read: "Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man."
Manning also made headlines last summer for telling his mostly black congregation to stop viewing the world through their “black eyes” and start looking at it through the “blood of Jesus.”
He made these comments in an effort to publicly defend the "not guilty" verdict in the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin case.
As TheBlaze reported last year, Manning is an outspoken critic of Obama. He has repeatedly referred to him as a "long-legged mack daddy," has compared him to Hitler and Satan and has in the past heralded the message of so-called "birthers."
(H/T: Christian Post)
Featured image via Atlah World Missionary Church