The pastor of a church in Harlem is under fire for a sign outside his church that calls President Obama "evil" and "Uncle Tom."
According to a report in the New York Daily News, this is not the first time Pastor James David Manning has criticized Obama on the sign outside the ATLAH World Missionary Church in the predominately black New York City neighborhood. But this latest sign has pushed local residents over the edge.
The sign reads in part: "Obama is evil. He used black vote to Uncle Tom for Wall St."
A previous sign read: "A TALIBAN MUSLIM ILLEGALLY ELECTED PRESIDENT HUSSEIN."
"It's all right to criticize Obama," Manning told the News. "That's why I put that out there. I don't see anything about Obama that represents he has any concern whatsoever about black people. We need to stop just because someone is black they can't do any wrong."
Not many in the neighborhood agree.
"It's not something that represents this community," said Belynda M'baye, who lives near the church. "It sends out a message that all of Harlem is not supporting and that's not true. I don't think that's the case in Harlem."
"I wouldn't advertise that on a church," said O'Neal Mackey, 38. "Church is supposed to be about spreading love."