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Harlem Hate Pastor Announces Rainbow Flag Burning Foreclosure Victory Celebration – Prematurely



Pastor Falsely Claims Court Has ‘Vacated’ $1 Million Case Against His Church

Dr. James David Manning is promising to burn the rainbow flag in the courtyard of his Harlem hate church, in celebration of what he falsely is claiming is victory in the $1 million case against his ATLAH Church, which is now listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-gay hate group.

“The foreclosure & sale of ATLAH Church has been vacated,” the infamous and reportedly illegally constructed sign outside his church reads. “To celebrate we will burn the rainbow f*g flag in our courtyard,” it adds.

Date: To be determined.


Manning is best known for his insane claims that Starbucks uses semen to flavor its drinks, making them popular among gay people, etc. He is in a lengthy court battle over non-payment of taxes, fines, and even his church’s water bill, all of which he claims he does not owe as his church is tax-exempt. 

Back in December, “Judge Joan Kenny ordered a public foreclosure auction after the church failed to pay creditors more than $1.02 million,” as DNAinfo New York reported.

Contrary to Manning’s claim, the court’s decision does not exactly “vacate” the case against his church. 

“Stuart F. Shaw, a lawyer representing the church, said the decision is effectively putting the sale and judgment of foreclosure on hold until there is a determination of whether the church can be taxed,” DNAinfo adds.

The building itself, in the heart of new York City’s historic Harlem neighborhood, is worth a reported $10 million. The Ali Forney Center, which says it is “the nation’s largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth,” has been trying to buy the building when it finally goes up for sale it what has been expected to be a foreclosure auction. That auction is now on hold.

“Reverend Manning’s threat to burn the rainbow flag in the courtyard of his church is reprehensible, especially in the aftermath of the Orlando Massacre,” Carl Siciliano, founder and executive director of the Ali Forney Center, said in a statement. “We plan to surround his church with rainbow flags, the symbol of our pride as a community, to show that our pride cannot be destroyed, symbolically or otherwise. The best response to his hate is a display of community love and pride by the LGBT community and our allies.”

Calling Manning’s claim of victory “premature,” Siciliano says: “All he has won for now is the opportunity to incur many further legal costs as he tries to escape the consequences of decades of failure to pay ATLAH’s water bills.”

Thursday night, Stacy Parker LeMelle, who heads what she describes on Medium as “a group of neighbors and friends called Harlem Against Violence, Homophobia, and Transphobia,” posted a photo of the sign outside Manning’s ATLAH Church. (She generously offered NCRM the photo above as well.)

“For the last two years, we’ve resisted ATLAH hate speech by fundraising for the Ali Forney Center that helps homeless LGBTQ youth in NYC and by direct protest. We were called to do this after Manning posted several signs full of hate and murderous speech, including the words ‘Jesus Would Stone Homos, Stoning Is Still the Law.'”

“Now ATLAH promises to burn a rainbow flag,” she continues. “In the heart of Harlem, longtime home to a mighty queer community. A true horror, right on the corner. In addition to the toxicity Manning regularly spreads with his words, he will add a literally noxious display of his will to hurt.”

The Ali Forney also has a fundraising site.

Stay tuned for more developments on the fate of the building that currently houses the hate church. Surely it can be put to better use.


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Image by Stacy Parker LeMelle. Used by permission.

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‘Start the Kevin McCarthy Death-Clock’ After Biden Wins Debt Ceiling Battle: Rick Wilson



Appearing late Saturday night on MSNBC after it was announced that President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had reached an agreement “in principle’ on a budget deal, former GOP strategist Rick Wilson claimed this could be the beginning of the end for McCathy’s speakership.

Sitting in on a panel with guest host Michael Steele, Wilson suggested that McCarthy’s decision to compromise with the president to avoid a default that would spin the economy into chaos will not go over well with far-right members of his House caucus who could make a motion to “vacate the chair” to express their displeasure.

Asked by host Steel about what comes next, Wilson stated it was a win for the White House which will not make conservatives happy.

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“Great night for Joe Biden, great night for the White House even though I think their messaging has been kind of tentative the past few weeks” the Lincoln Project founder began. “I think though we are now going to start the Kevin McCarthy death-clock. He has certainly got a very angry part of his caucus tonight who probably burning up his phone no matter how good it is for the country not to default.”

“It’s not going to please the chaos caucus in the GOP,” he added.

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Debt Ceiling: McCarthy Faces ‘Lingering Anger’ and a Possible Revolt as Far-Right House Members Start Issuing Threats



As House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) continues to negotiate a deal to avoid a debt crisis, members of the far-right Freedom Caucus are growing furious with him over broken promises he made to them.

According to MSNBC political analyst Steve Benen, with a slim GOP majority in the House, McCarthy is walking a tightrope to get a budget deal passed and may need help from House Democrats if members of his caucus refuse to go along with him.

As Benen points out, in order to win the speakership McCarthy agreed to an easier path for a motion to “vacate the chair” which could end his tenure as Speaker. That could come into play if the Freedom Caucus stages a revolt.

“… as the negotiations approach an apparent finish line, the House Republicans’ most radical faction is learning that it isn’t likely to get everything its members demanded — and for the Freedom Caucus, that’s not going to work,” he wrote in his MSNBC column.

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Citing a Washington Times report that stated, “[Freedom Caucus members] want everything from the debt limit bill passed by the House last month plus several new concessions from the White House,” Benen suggested far-right House Republicans are now issuing veiled threats.

In an interview, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) stated, “I am going to have to go have some blunt conversations with my colleagues and the leadership team. I don’t like the direction they are headed.”

With Politico reporting, “The [House Freedom Caucus] was already unlikely to support a final bipartisan deal, but lingering anger with Kevin McCarthy could have lasting implications on his speakership,” Benen added, “If this is simply a matter of lingering ill-will from members who come to believe that GOP leaders ‘caved,’ the practical consequences might be limited. But let’s also not forget that McCarthy, while begging his own members for their support during his protracted fight for the speaker’s gavel, agreed to tweak the motion-to-vacate-the-chair rules, which at least in theory, would make it easier for angry House Republicans to try to oust McCarthy from his leadership position.”

Adding the caveat that he is not predicting an imminent McCarthy ouster he added, “But if the scope of the Freedom Caucus’ discontent reaches a fever pitch, a hypothetical deal clears thanks to significant Democratic support, don’t be surprised if we all start hearing the phrase ‘vacate the chair” a lot more frequently.”

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Prosecutors Tell Trump They Have a Recording of Him and a Witness: Report



Prosecutors in Donald Trump’s Manhattan criminal trial have notified the ex-president’s attorneys they have a recording of him and a witness. The notification comes in the form of an automatic discovery form, CBS News reports, which “describes the nature of the charges against a defendant and a broad overview of the evidence that prosecutors will present at Trump’s preliminary hearing or at trial.”

CBS reports prosecutors have handed the recording over to Trump’s legal team.

It’s not known who the witness is, nor are any details known publicly about what the conversation entails, or even if it is just audio or if it includes video.

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According to the article’s author, CBS News’ Graham Kates, via Twitter, prosecutors say they also have recordings between two witnesses, a recording between a witness and a third party, and various recordings saved on a witness’s cell phones.

Trump is facing 34 felony counts in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case related to his allegedly unlawful attempt to hide hush money payoffs to a well-known porn star by falsifying business records to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.

See the discovery form above or at this link.

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