Pastor James David Manning of the Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem, New York claims that Jesus would endorse the stoning of gay men and lesbians.

“Jesus would stone homos,” Manning proclaimed on his church sign. “Stoning is still the law.”

The message included a reference to Leviticus 20:13, which reads, “If a man lies with a man as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.”

Manning reportedly reiterated this claim in a YouTube video which has since been taken down.

“Stoning of the homos is now in order,” Manning said. “Stoning is still the law.”

Manning has previously courted controversy.

A sign last month read: “Obama has released the homo demons on the black man. Look out black woman. A white homo may take your man.”

And in a YouTube video, Manning suggests President Barack Obama is gay.

After telling his congregation that gay sex is “sick,” Manning adds, “Don't drop your soap in the oval office,” followed by a laugh.