The Truther/Birther Convergence
I've often wondered why there hasn't been more of an overlap between the Truthers and the Birthers (aside from, say, Phil Berg). If you're crazy enough to fall for one conspiracy theory, you're probably crazy enough to fall for another. Well, we now have another member of the Truther/Birther club, the Reverend James David Manning. As you can see, Manning is that rare type of Truther: the anti-Muslim Truther. Yep, he's worried about the Islamization of America, but he doesn't think they did 9-11.
Manning spreads his lunacy around. According to the New York Times, he advocates boycotting businesses in Harlem (presumably not including his church).
Mr. Manning, 61, has become an annoyance not only to shopkeepers, but to Harlem’s political, cultural and religious leaders as well. His goal is to force businesses to close — including those owned by blacks — causing the neighborhood’s economic rebirth to stall and, therefore, property values to decline. He has also called for a general rent strike.
Hat Tip to longtime commenter Guitar Bill for pointing this out.
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