A pastor known for his opposition to gay rights has claimed that “upscale sodomites” are spreading Ebola at Starbucks.

Pastor James David Manning of the Atlah Worldwide Church in Harlem, New York warned viewers of The Manning Report to avoid Starbucks, especially in urban areas.

“Starbucks coffee stores are indeed ground zero for spreading Ebola and other diseases, because of the clientele of Starbucks,” Manning said. “Generally upscaled [sic] sodomites who frequent Starbucks, who sit there with their computers and it's a meeting place, they exchange a lot of body fluids, hands shaken and contact.”

“Stay away from Starbucks if you don't want to get Ebola. And especially the Starbucks in the urban areas...,” he added.

Manning is best known for posting anti-gay messages on his Harlem church sign, including “Jesus would stone homos.”

(Related: Pastor James Manning: Appropriate to stone gays “back to hell.”)

However, the only people who have caught Ebola in the United States have been people treating Ebola patients. That is, the disease is not spread through casual contact.

Starbucks became the target of social conservatives after the Seattle-based company endorsed marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) launched a boycott against Starbucks in 2012. The coffee giant has said that the boycott has had no impact on its business.