A New York pastor has revealed he will barricade himself inside his Church – which is set to be auctioned off to settle debts.
A court recently ordered that Harlem’s infamous ATLAH World Missionary Church – which has signs advocating the death penalty for gay people – be put up for auction over £1 million in unpaid debts.
New York LGBT homeless charity the Ali Forney Center has launched an online fundraising campaign in a bid to buy the church and turn it into an LGBT centre, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The Church’s notorious pastor James David Manning, who claims Starbucks flavours coffee with the “semen of Sodomites”, outlined his action plan to resist the sale in a video.
He said: “We don’t want to have to go to this extreme… but if we have to, if the people of New York don’t stand with us and demand that we be given the court documents… then we are going to barricade ourselves in this building.
“We will open up our school on February 25, and invite the students to come in. We will open up our breakfast programme on the 25 February, and we will ask our children to come in.
“We will open up our school and our church on February 26, and we will still have worship.
“We will stay here, and we will dare them to come and put a finger on anybody. We’ll let the world know what the sodomite faggots are trying to do to us.
“We’re not going anywhere.”
The action is set to take place on February 24.
Watch his full rant below: