Anti-Gay Pastor Claims Starbucks Is ‘Ground Zero for Ebola’ Because of GLBT Appeal


Pastor James David Manning warns people to stay away from Starbucks claiming that the coffee giant is “ground zero for Ebola” and are meeting places for “generally upscale sodomites” interested in “clandestine sexual activities.”

“I am now on the Ebola watch, warning people to stay away from Starbucks,” Manning  says in a new “Manning Report” clip. Starbucks locations, he adds, attracts “a large number of sodomites and the [gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) crowd that usually, and continue to, approach the idea of sex, intercourse and dating on a lower, less visible, less social scale because of the nature of what they want to do.”

The pastor had previously approved a church billboard outside his Harlem church which claimed that “Jesus would stone homes.” earlier this year.


The Paster’s remarks come after Starbucks released it’s first commercial aimed directly at the GLBT community starring RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio.

Starbucks has a long history of supporting the GLBT community. In 2012, the Seattle-based coffee chain joined a then-growing list of major corporations in publicly endorsing same-sex marriage legislation in Washington state and just earlier this year, officials raised a pride flag over the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle.

Article | Levi Joule