When this incident occurred back in May, it grabbed my attention. I was outraged. Apparently you shared my disgust for this situation, because this became the #2 most popular article in 2011. By the way, I keep in contact with the pastor that was involved. He’s happily employed now in business consulting and volunteering in a church in the Atlanta area.
This White Church Doesn’t Want Black Members
Those who know me, know that I’m a fairly steady person. I rarely get emotional about anything. This story, though, absolutely ticks me off. I can’t believe as we sit here in 2011…in the United States…in the Church that stuff like this still happens.
A friend of a friend contacted me this weekend. Here’s an excerpt of what he shared:
“I spent the last four months as lead pastor of [a church in the Southeast]and was let go last week for baptizing six black teens into an all-white church. Even though the church leadership assured me that racial integration wouldn’t be a problem during the interview process, a handful of the high-dollar folks revolted and had me removed without the church’s knowledge…”
I rarely get angry, but these actions are so outside God’s design for the church that I’m left repulsed.