Pastor still thinks Starbucks is flavoured with the semen of sodomites

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A New York pastor who famously claimed that Starbucks is flavoured with gay men’s semen is standing by his comments.

Pastor James David Manning, of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, claimed last year that the chain was flavouring lattes with the semen of gay men.

Accidentally citing a parody news report as fact, the eccentric anti-gay pastor insisted at the time: “Starbucks is a place where these types 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 they were taking specimens of male semen, and they were putting it in the blends of their lattes.

“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.”

Nearly a year later, the Daily Show checked back in with Manning – and found that he is still standing by his claim.

He said: “I think Starbucks has recognised that… they are using semen to make that lattes more flavourful.

Asked for evidence of his claim, he said: “What empirical evidence do I have?

“I think if you’re asking for that you may not be able to find my explanation suitable to meet the empirical standards, but let’s just say I know.”

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