Would you like whipped cream with that? Conservative Christians worry that Starbucks is using “sodomites’ semen” to flavor their coffee after hearing some outrageous claims made by an anti-gay New York City pastor.
The controversial leader of the anti-gay Harlem ATLAH Missionary Church, James Manning, is making news after claiming that Starbucks is using “sodomites’ semen” to flavor their lattes.
Manning says that the reason all these “untoward types” (gays) hang out at Starbucks is because the semen “flavors up” the coffee “and it makes you think that you’re having a good time drinking that cup of latte with the semen in it.”
The following is an excerpt from the recently released video via the Manning Report:
Starbucks is a place where these types (gays) frequent and a lot of body fluids are exchanged there. The thing that I was not aware of is that … what Starbucks was doing is that they were taking specimens of male semen and they were putting it in the blends of their latte. Now this is the absolute truth… It was a big article about an investigation into Starbucks using male semen and putting it into the blends of coffee that they sell.
I mean, can you imagine? And I believe that they were doing that. You know, Coca-Cola got started 100 years ago by using cocaine — they were actually using cocaine! — and they stayed off the federal government… because during the time they were using it there was no FDA…
But the deal is… that Starbucks has been… legally accused of using male semen in their latte… you know, my suspicion is that they’re getting their semen from sodomites. That’s what my suspicion is. And somebody has discovered that semen, like cord blood… has millions and millions of little zygotes in it, and it flavors up the coffee, and it makes you think you’re having a good time drinking that cup of latte with the semen in it.
Manning’s assertions are absurd, and more importantly, false. The information used to back up his outrageous claims was first published on the satirical site Huzlers.
Last week the homophobic minister claimed Starbucks patrons were “upscale sodomites” who spread Ebola. His remarks sparked a protest in which gay rights advocates handed out free coffee outside his church.
Previously Manning accused President Barack Obama of “[releasing] homo demons on the black man” and asserted that gay athletes are pedophiles.
Manning is a twisted and confused man preaching a gospel of ignorance and bigotry; it is tragic that some take him seriously.
For the record, Starbucks is not serving lattes laced with “sodomites’ semen.”