NEW YORK (KRON) — A controversial New York preacher is under fire for claiming Starbucks products are flavored with the “semen of sodomites.”
Pastor James David Manning of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem says the coffee chain is “ground zero” for the Ebola epidemic.
“The thing that I was not aware of is that… what Starbucks was doing, is they were taking specimens of male semen, and they were putting it in the blends of their lattes,” Manning says in one video rant. “It’s the absolute truth. They’re using male semen, and putting it into the blends of coffees that they sell. My suspicion is that they’re getting their semen from sodomites. Semen flavours up the coffee, and makes you thinks you’re having a good time.”
Starbucks obviously isn’t commenting on the pastor’s remarks. The video has drawn widespread criticism within the LGBT community and among others. Many say the attacks on the coffee shops are tied to a recent advertising campaign Starbucks has run using drag queens.
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