Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Black Preacher Preaches about Obama - but not how you might think!

Texas Fred has this at http://texasfred.net/archives/1185
It's a YouTube piece.

Listen, laugh, and then weep, because, if you trust the polls, Obama might be your next President.

(scroll down from the "Gay . . . " heading until you reach the YouTube, click and enjoy--whether you're white or black or whatever)

This guy is the archtypical anti-Jeremiah-Wright preacher.

In case that you're interested, here's James David Manning's curriculum vitae:

James David Manning (born 1947) is chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church on 123rd Street in New York City. Pastor Manning grew up in Red Springs, North Carolina, and has been at ATLAH since 1981. ATLAH stands for All the Land Anointed Holy, which is Pastor Manning's name for Harlem.[1]

Pastor Manning has graduated from The College of New Rochelle with a Bachelor of Arts degree, continued on to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York where he was awarded a Master of Divinity and finally received a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The ATLAH Theological Seminary the school that his organization founded.[2]

Pastor Manning is married to Elizabeth Sarah Manning who also works as part of the ATLAH ministry. They are parents and grandparents.[2]

Pastor Manning is fiercely opposed to the gentrification of Harlem[3] and calls for its residents to boycott its shops, restaurants, doctors, banks and churches.[4] That action, combined with a general rent strike, would force all property owners out of Harlem, he said, leaving the neighborhood to its rightful inheritors: black people.[1][5]

Pastor Manning calls his plan "No Dew, Nor Rain," after Elijah's warning to Ahab, king of Israel, of a coming drought. "When there's no dew, no rain, there's a drought - there's all kinds of suffering," said Dr. Manning. The whole of Harlem, he said, is to be a "drought zone."[4]

As a younger man, Pastor Manning burglarized homes, mostly on Long Island. He spent about three and a half years in prison in New York and Florida for burglary, robbery, larceny, criminal possession of a weapon, and other charges before his release in 1978. While in prison, he became a devout Christian.[1]

Pastor Manning attended the Oxford Round Table in 2004.[6]

His congregation, "ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church" is the former Bethelite Missionary Baptist Church.

from the wicked wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_David_Manning
That's where you have to go to read the footnotes (little numbers).

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