Avoiding Foreclosure for Now, Harlem Church Celebrates With Anti-Gay Vitriol

The Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem has grown infamous for the incendiary and often anti-gay views expressed by its pastor, which are trumpeted in bold letters on a large sign outside the church.

After a judge ruled last week to block the building’s looming foreclosure, the church responded in typical fashion, with a message that said the church would celebrate by burning a rainbow flag in the building’s courtyard, employing an anti-gay slur as a descriptor.