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Harlem's Homophobic Church Avoids Foreclosure Sale — For Now

By Gustavo Solis | February 19, 2016 12:30pm | Updated on February 21, 2016 8:53pm

HARLEM — The neighborhood’s homophobic church is no longer for sale. At least not for now.

State Supreme Judge Barbara Jaffe placed a temporary restraining order on a public auction scheduled for next Wednesday, a court officer confirmed Friday morning.

The church’s pastor and Donald Trump supporter James Manning posted a YouTube video in front of the steps of 60 Center St. celebrating the order Thursday.

His lawyer, Stuart Shaw, explained the ruling.

“What that means in effect is that pending the fuller hearing on this matter on April 21 there will be no foreclosure action,” he said in the video.

Foreclosure auction delay approval

Manning plans to hold an event Saturday to celebrate the new order.

After DNAinfo reported the announcement of the foreclosure sale, LGBT groups like the Ali Forney Center and the River of Living Waters Ministries raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy the church, which owes creditors $1.02 million, records show.

The church still faces landmark violations for illegally installing a sign that they use to broadcast controversial messages like "Jesus would stone homos."