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Black Pastor Requests White Greeters at Church Doors!

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September 5, 2013 by The ReadyWriter


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An African American pastor of a Charlotte, N.C. church came under fire recently for requesting “white only” greeters at the front doors of the church.

Pastor Makeda Pennycooke of Freedom House Multicultural Church sent an email blast to the members of her church asking black members not to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. service, the Atlanta journal Constitution reports.

The dread-locked pastor made the unusual request to attract more Caucasian members to the church. In the email, Makeda wrote “first impressions count,” and she wanted only “the best of the best on the front doors.”

From the AJC.com:

Some members of Freedom House Church in north Charlotte expressed outrage after receiving an email from their pastor Makeda Pennycooke asking people of color not to serve as greeters at the 9 a.m. services, according to a report in huffingtonpost.com.

Pennycooke, an African-American, said in the email that “first impressions matter” and that the congregation wanted “the best of the best on the front doors,” according to the report. “So we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors,” the email reportedly said.

According to a WBTV report, members angered by the email said the pastor of the diverse congregation hoped white greeters would attract more white members.

After the firestorm, the pastor and church leadership apologized for the email.

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71 thoughts on “Black Pastor Requests White Greeters at Church Doors!

  1. Wanda says:

    Who is the First Husband… Uncle Tom? 🙄

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  2. Mahogany says:

    Lawd!

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  3. CoCo says:

    The hell is this, Walmart?

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  4. Natasha says:

    WTF type shit they on? smdh. 😡 And this is a church I would of had to leave. Ugh.

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  5. Shawnia says:

    SMDH 😦

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  6. Felicia says:

    I could see it if she said she wanted a diverse group at the front greeting meaning a greeter from all ethnicity…

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  7. Jamilla says:

    Smgdh 😡 come on dude….. it is obvious this fool has not a inkling of faith :smack: they need to run for the heels chile

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  8. Olivijah says:

    Thats why she got them gums. God don’t like ugly.

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  9. Browngirl says:

    What’s wrong with everybody? People are losing all sense of common sense.

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    • RandomChick says:

      What’s wrong with everybody? People are losing all sense of common sense.
      ____________________
      I am not even trying to figure this shyt out anymore. :no: I am just trying to keep my family above water and keep my eyes on the prize chile 😆 apparently folks loosing their way

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    • Mahogany says:

      What’s wrong with everybody? People are losing all sense of common sense.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      Some folk never had it..just no longer need to hide their lack of common sense

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  10. Bobby says:

    But she up there looking like buckwheat 😡 What for my people?

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  11. Lexy says:

    ITS ALWAYS SOMETHING

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  12. ManUp says:

    FUCK you, FUCK the bish who typed it in good conscious, FUCK the black bitches who still wanna worship with you after realizing you don’t even consider them to be ‘presentable’, FUCK yo fake azz religion, FUCK THE WHOLE head of fake dreads you rocking 😡

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    • Adriane says:

      FUCK the black bitches who still wanna worship with you after realizing you don’t even consider them to be ‘presentable’
      ____________________
      I know I shouldn’t laugh but 😆

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  13. Felicia says:

    Then the name is Freedom House SMH wow.

    Afternoon peoples “waves”

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  14. Omar says:

    welp here’s the problem I’m ole skool …. folks can disagree with me on this….

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    • Felicia says:

      welp here’s the problem I’m ole skool …. folks can disagree with me on this….
      ________
      ??? 😡 Because its a woman pastor? 😦

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    • Tamala says:

      welp here’s the problem I’m ole skool …. folks can disagree with me on this….
      ————
      Omar elaborate

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    • Rezzie says:

      Umm….whats wrong with a female preacher/pastor?

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    • Adriane says:

      Omar do you feel something is wrong with it 😦 if not then carry on… my opinion is my opinion 😆 I stand by it !

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    • Yvonne says:

      Some people think that a man should be the only one to lead a congregation. I call bullshit pure and simple bc that mindset says to me as a woman should only be a secretary or a stay at home mom. Its regressive thinking.

      HOWEVER I do not take offense to those that believe that.

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    • Omar says:

      I call bullshit pure and simple bc that mindset says that me as a woman should only be a secretary or a stay at home. Its regressive thinking. HOWEVER I do not take offense to those that believe that.
      ———————
      I concur, all of that

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  15. RandomChick says:

    She is seriously ignant!

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  16. CorporateBitch says:

    Her smile is fresh out of a Polident commercial. 😆

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  17. Harlem says:

    Truth be told we are the BEST in service because that was our first jobs (forced or not) in this country. I mean if you trying to be a d!ck get your facts correct you dumb bitch. Irate is me at this stoopid shit!

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  18. PointMen says:

    :lmbo: 😆 church ppl said fuck trying to be taken seriously anymore, huh?

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  19. Tamala says:

    See? Shyt like this makes me mad, then sad. This bitch sittin up there cheezin like a fool :biggrin: while espousing absolute B.S.!

    First impressions count and we want to put our best foot forward and this bitch sittin up here with natural hair 😡 Paleaze!

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  20. Tammy says:

    What was she doing? Tryng to make people think she…aw, fuck it! This shyt makes me tired. Ugh.

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  21. Adriane says:

    I mean do they put cotton in the collection plates bc this is just as ass backwards as it can get.

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  22. Sane says:

    Having white people at the door would make me think there will be 5 offerings and passing of the plate 😆

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  23. Cameo says:

    I guess she said to hell with nigras. I want that white dollar. I’m starting to get a bad taste in my mouth about all churches. At the end of the day pastor is about that dollar bill at all of them.

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    • Angelhair says:

      At the end of the day pastor is about that dollar bill at all of them.
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      NOT MINE. 🙂 We worship with United Methodists. 🙂

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  24. Rezzie says:

    I see she suffers from Bambi-itis. That whole e-mail sounds stupid. And she really thought no one would get upset?

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  25. Gia says:

    Oh wow, so blacks still attend that church? I mean come on now. I bet she also sent out a memo saying that they will not be recognizing the Trayvon Martin case and don’t observe MLK holiday. WTF?

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  26. 2Thick4U says:

    So help me God… I would never live in the south again. I was raised there and I swear more often than NOT… there are masses of folks there that are 50yrs behind in the times and just straight ignorant. Nice folks in some ways though but just effing weird. I know “weird” exist everywhere but every time I visit different parts of the south, it’s like I’m in a time-warp with hillbillies.

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  27. Angelhair says:

    I mean, to be black, but want only whites at the door sounds like STRAIGHT GREED to me. So much greed that she lost her fucking mind and didn’t even go look for it!

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  28. Gabriella says:

    Sorry wouldn’t do it for me. You’ve already showed yourself and I don’t like what I see. I’m out. Hell! I stopped going to my lil church cuz I attended the day after the Trayvon Martin verdict and the black pastor could not bring himself to utter that child’s name — with pews full of black young boys/men. Cuz he is stuck trying to please the few old assed white parishoners (the preacher used to be white, he died and now it’s a predominantly black congregation), but clearly black rev. is not secure enough in his “position” to mention TM’s name. I was done then and there — oh, and their music SUCK AZZ — a few old bats standing up there lookin catatonic while bleeding like sick goats. I said :peace: and ain’t looked back since.

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  29. Debra says:

    Did y’all hear about the KKK and NAACP having a sit down meeting in Wyoming and the leader of that KKK group applying to be a part of the NAACP?

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  30. Starr says:

    We in the last days 😦

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    • Kayla says:

      We in the last days
      ________________

      we in the last September 4, 2013 but ppl been saying we in the last days for soooooo many days that its hard to take it seriously.
      pretty sure the slaves must have thought that September 4, 1713 was the last days too.
      in all my years, i cant remember any day tht somebody didnt think it was the last days.

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    • QueenC says:

      We in the last days 😦
      ————-
      Our days aren’t Gods days.

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  31. Adam says:

    Y I can’t stop looking at this fool up top smiling like that 😆

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  32. Kayla says:

    I’ve visited a church lead by a women, she was really inspirational that lady had me in tears, got me thinking about joining

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  33. QueenC says:

    The soap opera of church I can do without. I have church in my own house more than anything these days.

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    • Keisha says:

      GIRL!!! I have church on the treadmill in the mornings, church while gardening, church in my car on my way to work. He IS everywhere, right? I’ve always been spiritual (and loving and kind and helpful, etc.) — I just have a really hard time with being “recruited” — into ANYthing.

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    • Yasha says:

      Y’all know JESUS did most of his teachings in the fields 😡 traveling 😆 not in the Chuccchhhhhh House ……
      Chucchhh house gin house

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  34. Pinky says:

    I seen this mess on news . I’m tellin you there will be an increase of more stupid before its ova with. People don’t even try to act like they got sense no more. No more pretending to not be ignorant..they just open with the ignorant mess.

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  35. Floridagirl says:

    that’s why she aint gettin into white heavin!

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