Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Black pastor asks for white greeters only to get the ‘best of the best'

In an odd twist of events, a pastor is now facing a fierce backlash after she made a controversial request that “only white people” be allowed to serve as greeters at the Freedom House Church in North Carolina, according to WBTV in Charlotte, which reported the story on Monday.
Having a request for whites only in 2013 is strange enough on its own, but what might make this situation somewhat uncommon to some people is the fact that this pastor, Makeda Pennycooke, is an African-American, not the proverbial, conservative, Southern white bigot that so many would automatically expect.(Well as so many "Progressive, tolerant" liberals would expect. Clinton said Obama should be fetching coffee )

In an email that was sent to volunteers who act as greeters for the chruch’s 9 a.m. Sunday service, Pennycooke said that “first impressions matter,” and the church wants “the best of the best on the front doors.” Pennycooke also said: “We anticipate having an increase in the number of people visiting and attending Freedom House over the next few weeks.” “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.”