"Rev" Max Manning, Anti-Gay Anti-Rock Music Bigot
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The man behind the mission continues his legacy

The man behind the mission is stepping up once again. Founder of the Topeka Rescue Mission and...
The man behind the mission is stepping up once again. Founder of the Topeka Rescue Mission and Global Missions Ministries Reverend Max Manning has served in 64 countries, spending 40 years serving in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.(Phil Anderson)

Its not enough that WIBW sent their in-house drunk to give hours and hours of free publicity and promotion to the Anti-Gay Homophobic Chicken Chain Chick Fil A when they opened a new store in Topeka. Now WIBW is on its knees paying lip service to another right wing religious christofascist. (Chick Fil A is known for donating millions of dollars to anti-gay organizations including “Force Us On The Familes” and Crazed Human Rights Violator Pastor Kevin Swanson Who gave a crazy anti-Gay RANT as a speech to the “National Religious Liberties” conference (And did Trump give the homophobic Sam Brownback the appointment to head that up?) Chick Fil A has sponsored and funded seveal American “Missionaries” tp push for the Death Penalty For Gays laws in various African countries. Of course that makes them heroes with WIBW and their parent Company the right wing fascist Grey Media.
So it is not much of a shocker that WIBW would give a bunch of ink-worship to The Rev Max Manning for his “Missionary Work” yet somehow not mention all of Mannings other anti-Gay christofascist activities.

By Victoria Cassell

Published: Nov. 14, 2022 at 6:38 PM CST|Updated: 8 hours ago

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The man behind the mission is stepping up once again. (So “Rev” Bigot Barry Feaker, the homophobic hateful head of the Rescue Mission steps down and into the shadows, and Rev Max Manning steps back into the limelight. Hmmm, interesting.)

Founder of the Topeka Rescue Mission and Global Missions Ministries Reverend Max Manning has served in 64 countries, spending 40 years serving in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. (“Rev” Bigot Barry Feaker has often taken credit for founding and starting the Topeka Rescue Mission, and never seemed to credit anyone else in starting the mission. But whatever.)

“I found there was a great need there and God seemed to plant Haiti in my heart,” says Manning. (Yes, seems like Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush ALSO had Haiti in their heart. Remember “Voodoo Economics”? With the trillions of dollars being laundered through Haiti (Not to mention a stop along the way for Bush and Reagans CIA Iran/Contra Cocaine Importation scheme in bringing crack cocaine into the USA, one would think that HAiti would be flush with cash. But instead it seems to be a very convenient and quiet little criminal laundry enterprize. And Manning would not be the only criminal with ties to Topeka using a charitable front to funnel and clean their cash through Haiti. Maybe it is not irony that “The Rainbow House” a supposedly “Pro-Gay” charity ALSO has “Mssions” in Haiti. some that the IRS would like to ask some questions about.)

In the mission’s latest support to Haiti, 169 boxes and bags will be shipped out to orphans and widows, with items like school supplies, toiletries, rice, clothes, and musical instruments. (Anyone want to talk about what is creating so many orphans and widows in Haiti? And isn’t it “interesting” that both Manning and the homophobic scam artists running the “Rainbow House” “Planting Peace” charity never mention or address the violence towards LGBTQ people in Haiti?

LGBT Discrimination and Violence in Haiti

Discrimination and violence against the LGBT community is also pervasive in Haiti and has increased since the earthquake as lesbians and gay men were blamed with having wrought the devastation. Local activists have documented numerous cases of LGBT violence, including verbal harassment, physical assaults, rape and, at the extreme end of the spectrum, murder. While Haitian law does not criminalize sexual acts between members of the same sex, LGBT individuals are also frequently harassed by the police and arbitrarily arrested under baseless charges such as public indecency or corruption of minors. As a result of this deep-rooted homophobia and violence, LGBT rights activism in Haiti has developed cautiously. However, it is gaining momentum parallel to developments in international law recognizing sexual orientation and gender identity as categories protected against discrimination.”

Seems….coincidental at least, doesnt it?)

When the mission was starting out Manning says his first shipments to Haiti were at his own expense, but a lot has changed since then.

“The greatest provision that has ever been shipped by us, there were 16, 40 ft. containers, 40,000 lbs minimum, in 12 months’ time. That was an amazing thing how God provided the funds because we don’t have a business or enterprise like that, everything is volunteer,” says Manning (And one might wonder hw much of that was pilfered from donations intended for the Rescue Mission and Topeka’s homeless and poverty stricken communities?)

Manning says his work wouldn’t have been possible without his late wife, Mary, and the community that has always stood behind him. (I wouldnt be so sure that ‘the community always stood behind him’)

“Well, virtually it would be impossible to do this without people. I know that we have some people that are not named Christian but they come and help us,” says Manning. (Manning loves to brag about how he has escaped death and destruction during his trips to Haiti, But he has learned to stay low-key on the death and destruction that he and his religion has visited upon hundreds of thousands of people in the form of homophobia and the HIV/AIDS that his republican God Ronald Reagan declared as “The Wrath Of God”, a passage that Manning has repeated often. Haiti has a ast number of people suffering from HIV/AIDS, and one of the things that Manning has never touched as far as bringing his “Help” to Haiti is any kind of medical or preventative “ministering” and supplying to relieve the AIDS epidemic there or in African, and speaking of visiting and anti-Gay fascism: He also became a welcomed guest of notorious former dictator Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier. Go figure. Funny that thats not mentioned in this article.)

Throughout the years Manning has been featured on 13NEWS for his service, recognized for the lifetime achievement award, and his first Honor Flight in May of this year. (Yes, WIBW has given Manning quite a bit of props over the years. But oddly, they made no mention of the Topeka stunt that Manning is perhaps most famous for: Holding “Rock Records Burning Rallies” in church parking lots in Topeka in the mid-late 80s. Yes, thats right, just like the Nazis and other fascists have always done, Max Manning organized and presided over “Rock Record Burning” “missions” in Topeka during the “Satanic Panic” and “Backwards Masking” eras of the Bible Belts attempt at instilling their version of christofascism into the communities.

This is the cover of a split/comp of local bands The Klusterfux and Aehrraid, the cover photo is from a “rock records burning rally” such as Rev Max Manning organized in Topeka.

Somehow WIBW, and The Topeka Capital Journal have scrubbed their archives of stories about these record burning events and Max Mannings other anti-rock music and anti-Gay culture wars. )

"Where they burn books (Or records) soon they will burn people."

“I have to say that I have never enjoyed a journey more because we had an airplane full of marines and soldiers and sailors and it was amazing that there was one person older than me and I thought “Wow, I must really be getting old,” Manning says. (It would certainly be par for the course for an anti-Gay conservative loudmouth like Manning to really enjoy being packed into a tight place with big manly Marines and Sailors and Beefcake Soldiers.

But in the mid to late 80s in Topeka Rev Manning was indeed organizing “Record burnings” or “Rock Records” in church parking lots. He had a lot of support from Churches, but it seems that the over all community was just rolling their eyes and laughing at him. (But just a few years later, Rev Fred Phelps would hit the streets with his “God Hates Fags” signs and make everyone forget about the Max Manning circus. (And the equally ridiculous Rev Richard Taylor who wanted to ban ALL booze in Topeka, as well as gambling and of course rock and roll concerts) But such perverts of decency had the ears of the police department and key people within the city. It was well understood in the 80s that Topeka was “Not friendly for rock music and concerts”, and more than a few “punk rock” concerts got violently shut down by the topeka police department.

Les Roedigger, the confused and flatulent “singer” of local metal cover band “Worlok”, whos claim to fame is that they opened for right wing gun nut Ted Nugent attended *and supported* the rock record burnings put on by Max Manning. Maybe it was out of jealousy because his cover band didnt have any records out? Now Les Roedigger is known for being the head of a KKKris KKKobach election commitee more than he is known for being a washed up never-was of the music scene. I guess you cant shit in your own back yard and then still try to call yourself a “rebel” and maintain the respect of anyone with an IQ above potato. (Several years back Roedigger tried to put on a Black Oak Arkansas concert in CircleVille, and not only did some local group circulate flyers telling people to boycot this concert because of its satanic ill-effects on the community, but the Band Black Oak Arkansas deliberately ruined their own set by doing all of the things that make it impossible to get a good live sound (Seriously: A band that played woodstock knows all of those tricks, its no accident when one guitar player cranks up his amp as loud as it will go and everyone else turns way down and play off time and out of tune) Why would Black Oak do this? Because they caught wind that their “buddy” Roedigger the promoter was fully intending to record and bootlag the show for profit behind their backs. Those hillbillies from Arkansas were a bit smarter than the Hillbilly from Mayetta Kansas. ….but I digress.

The “Rev” Max Manning is the epitome of everything that is wrong with Topeka, and the USA. Topeka is still desperately trying to put out the dumpster fire that Manning and his ilk started in Topeka in the 80s and earlier. And here is the hyper-conservative right wing republican copaganda machine WIBW trying to rekindle those flames by giving this old bigot even more press-glory without mentioning that Manning was ALSO part of the “Decency Drive to Clean Up Gage Park” that Fred Phelps was also part of that resulted in the rounding up and arrests of dozens of Gay men for “Cruising” in the park and parading their names and faces across the front pages and local news of Topekas media. (Even after the cops ironically caught WIBWs weatherman in one of their stings, thus ruining his career, his family and his life.) And so if Manning was one of the founders of the Rescue Mission, then it is easy to extrapolate that he is responsible for the anti-LGBTQ policies, both spoken and unspoken at the Mission. LGBTQ people experience homelessness at a much higher rate than straight people,mainly because even still, there are no laws (Or only very weak laws, only enforceable after the fact) protecting Gay people from being evicted from their homes with no reason or warning, and barred from renting by any landlord, and although Kansas is a “right to work state” is was still perfectly legal to fire a Gay person for being Gay in Kansas and Topeka up until very recently. (And even still those laws that supposedly protect LGBTQ people are very weak and hard to enforce.) and this is the anti-Gay environment that “Rev” Manning, Feaker, Phelps, Taylor and many others have born and bred into the DNA of Topeka Kansas. Something that is now well proven to have been deadly to Topekas growth and economic prosperity.)

And at 94 with many good years behind him, Manning says as long as there’s a need his work is not done.

“If this is towards the end of my journey I’d like for somebody to say just one thing about me and my achievement…that a man of God passed by here. That’s really all I need,” he says. (Any reasonable person would hope that the end of his journey is very near, and that news organizations like Grey Media, right wing homophobic owners of WIBW would quickly follow him to his bitter end. He did not need a fluffy tribute piece in the local media. Especially one that does not mention the incredible and unmistakable amount of harm that he has done to thousands of people under the name of “christianity”. )

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