Late last month, we posted an article about a sign the ATLAH Worldwide Missionary Church in Harlem put up claiming that President Obama “has released the homo demons on the black man.”
According to the Huffington Post, that sign was later replaced with another that read “Jesus would stone homos” followed by “Stoning is still the law.”
Jennifer Louise Lopez lives in this neighborhood, and also happens to be a lesbian.
She saw this sign this weekend and decided to see just how serious this church was about carrying out the Lord’s work.
Lopez knocked on the church’s front door and told the man who answered that she was merely turning herself in.
“I saw your sign and I’m here for my stoning, I’m a lesbian,” Lopez says in the video below, which she posted on Facebook.
The man has no idea how to respond so he just tells Lopez that he has no stones but she should come back tomorrow, presumably when he isn’t there.
“I hope that by going up to the door and presenting myself as the human and the product of [Goddess’] creation, churches can begin to understand that us lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are the very same creations that they are,” Lopez told The Huffington Post.
“My [Goddess] is one of peace, love and inclusion for everyone. As a United Methodist Christian I would love to see that one day soon all of our churches, including any religion, are able to finally stop the discrimination toward LGBT people.”
Lopez wrote in the comments section of the video that she was inspired to confront the church by Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman who famously asked ultra-conservative Louisiana councilman Ron Webb to stone her last January.
Webb cited the Bible’s declaration that homosexuality is an abomination as his reasoning for voting against an ordinance in the city of Shreveport that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender.