You all know Harlem Pastor James David Manning because of the inflammatory things he’s said about President Obama, gay-rights supporters, and Starbucks (which he said flavored their coffee with the “semen of sodomites”).
That’s why I was surprised to see he did an interview with Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks:
My favorite part was this question from Uygur:
Pastor Manning, you said that Starbucks was putting semen of the sodomites in their coffee, but here’s the interesting part: “It flavors up the coffee and it makes you think you’re having a good time.” Which then makes me wonder: Do you equate drinking semen with a good time?
Manning’s answer is priceless, too 🙂
In all seriousness, I think it’s a good idea to interview people like Manning. Some people would prefer ignoring those like him and Pastor Steven Anderson and leaders of the Westboro Baptist Church. But I like getting them on the record, on someone else’s terms. I like that they’re getting challenging questions, even if they give roundabout answers, and sometimes, they’re actually humanized when seen outside of the context of short sermon clips. That’s not a bad thing, either, because it suggests they can break from their hateful ways.
Kudos to TYT for inviting him on the show.