Skip to comments.Black NC pastor requests ‘only white people’ at front door of church
Posted on 09/05/2013 3:30:24 PM PDT by B4Ranch
CHARLOTTE, N.C. In an e-mail, an African American pastor at a Charlotte church asked that only white people stand at the churchs front door to greet the congregation, according to WBTV.
WBTV reports Pennycooke went on to say that first impressions matter and that the church wants the best of the best on the front doors.
We are continuing to work to bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line, she wrote, according to WBTV. So we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors.
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Only crazy-ass crackas need apply.
So Hussein would be a bad first impression? I’m beginning to see his point.
I knew white people were going to be in high demand but I didn’t think this soon.
Mebbe whites is da new black... < / sarc >
I’m not just white. I’m a glistening white man.
Before this thread gets stupid, think for a minute what the pastor is trying to do; I congratulate him. My church is very “integrated” with white, black, international, latino, african, and asian (both indian and far eastern)...it takes purposeful when you go down the “like heaven would look” approach...think what blacks when they see white greeters at the front door would have to examine...their inner thoughts. I congratulate this pastor and the board involved as it is a big leap of faith and a big risk. How about we pray for this and other churches instead of judging?
So not only racist, but racist with an inferiority complex. Interesting. My church would have put out a “help wanted” sign and had his office cleaned out before the sun set.
Are you clean and articulate?
The kind of people I want in my church are the ones that will see both blacks and whites outside the front of the church and want to go there.
that is folking hilarious
Sorry, her office.
I’m kinda ecru.
The basic token white ruse!
Yes. And I speak with barely a trace of a Klingon accent. I’m ready to serve.
the church wants the best of the best on the front doors.
If a Whitey had said this, the outrage would never end.
I’m a spotty body——
No fair. I’m on a quiet commuter bus, saw your post and am shaking trying to not laugh out loud! People are politely trying not to stare.
I’m not ‘white’; I’m ‘European-American’!
An inner city pastor I know in Detroit said it best about our self segregation.
He says that blacks and whites began to self segregate and stopped talking to each other when we stopped going to church together. After all, nobody really wants a neighbor they wouldn’t feel comfortable sitting next to in church.
In further talks with my friend’s elderly mother she told me that there were always white churches and black churches where she grew up in Georgia but there were even more mixed churches scattered all across the remote rural areas.
If chosen to “press the flesh” at the Freedom House Church, I pledge to use my ‘glare of death’ only when I feel like it.
I see the first problem.
DAT BE PROFILIN’!!!
Works for me but I doubt the suggestion holds for much longer......
I call myself "Appalachian-American".
Female pastor, stop reading after that.
This is not my idea of what a church should be.
I’m about as AngloSaxon as they come, and I could use the work.
I’m thinking I could give people advice, as well as pretending to be happy to see them.
I’ll bet they don’t get to ‘rap’ much with white guys.
So, charging for that and asking for loans and gas money—on top of my hourly wages—it could be sweeeeeet!
Hey, my sister is a pastor at a church in Winston Salem. Most likely she doesn’t agree with the intent but not on account of being a woman.
How about we pray for this and other churches instead of judging?
Works for me but I doubt the suggestion holds for much longer......
A loving greeting from those who try to serve The Lord is welcome, regardless of the color of the greeter.
It’s quite possible that he is doing this to make points about our culture of racial self segregation and how deeply ingrained the idea of different standards for different racial groups is and how it has in a way become even a subconscious thing. If a black church said they want blacks only greeting the members and visitors, it would be considered not newsworthy at virtually every local paper across America.
I would love to see more about what his other political and social views are as well. Maybe some info can be found?
Bra ha ha ha ha ha aaaaaaa
Okay people if it sounds “wrong” why say it out loud?
Maybe the black folks can stand out front if they put on white face.
Once you start singling out people based on skin tone, you ceased being a church. Having a woman pastor probably makes that moot anyways.
>>This is not my idea of what a church should be.<<
Nor mine but I’m not a member of it either so I won’t criticize their way of doing things.
Have you read Post #26?
I hope they have some grace over there and stop panning this minister so ruthlessly. Even if the request or the manner in which it was made was a total faux pas. Just because today’s fools get all wrought up over racial slights doesn’t mean the wise should join in.
If they are trying to get more white folks and they’re actually seeing people shy away at the door who however don’t shy away at beholding the congregation, such a move as she asked for might make sense. “I become all things to all people so that some might be saved.” Sometimes there is some trial and error involved when focusing in on the Holy Spirit’s will. It’s not always flawless “magic.”
Let’s be CHRISTIAN about this, folks. OK???
If it is a non segregated church, I think there should be black and white greeters to show that all races are welcome to worship amongst their neighbors.
This seems like a REALLY bad idea.
My wife and I attended a church that was largely, if not all black, for our appointment as godparents to the lovely daughter of a good friend of my wife.
The people of the church could not have been more welcoming, more cordial or more inviting. We were repeatedly invited back, by sincere people.
The service was more emphatic and intense than I was used to, but the fellowship couldn’t have been better or more friendly. I couldn’t fault the sermon. The right values were preached, albeit a bit more strongly and dramatically than I was used to, and the congregation’s responses were solicited more often, but so what ? The principles were right, the scripture citations were spot on, and the morals were absolutely right.
Was it off-putting that the pastor was black ? Or that the congregation was black ? (Worse yet, that they were all better dressed than we were ?)
Absolutely not. It was a privilege to be welcomed so forthrightly into their congregation.
Only white people at the door ? Ridiculous.