This story has LITERALLY floored me this evening…. I mean really? Some black folk kill me with their LACK of respect of their own identity – It is a SAD DAY in America with it being 2013 and this JIM CROW Black Woman acting like this!
An African North Carolina pastor is facing backlash after she requested “only white people” work as greeters at the church she leads. This woman has a smile on her face but her mind and intentions toward her own race CLEARLY says something different.
In an email, Pastor Makeda Pennycooke of Freedom House in Charlotte said “first impressions matter,” and the church wants “the best of the best on the front doors.”
“We anticipate having an increase in the number of people visiting and attending Freedom House over the next few weeks,” she wrote. “We are continuing to work to bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line, so we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors.”
The church said the pastor apologized, and released a full statement that said Pennycooke was writing because “the greeting team was no longer reflecting the racial diversity of our entire congregation.”
“She made an error in judgment in requesting all white greeters at the front door, going overboard in placing emphasis on any one race over another in trying to highlight diversity within the greeting team,” the statement continued. “She admits this was a grave lapse in judgment and is sincerely sorry for her actions.”
I bet this AFRICAN AMERICAN PASTOR ….had a POOR lapse in judgement but I do NOT feel that she is sorry – She is sorry that the members of her church told the media about!
Never thought I would see a BLACK …Jim Crow ..ESPECIALLY in the “form of” a Pastor! This country is full of surprises!