Pastor Tells Parishioners 'Only White People' Should Be at the Front Door
Makeda Pennycooke, who's the pastor at Freedom House Church in Charlotte, recently sent parishioners who act as greeters for the predominantly black church's 9am service that their service is no longer needed because they're black. The email read, in part: "We anticipate having an increase in the number of people visiting and attending Freedom House over the next few weeks...first impressions matter [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 continued in the email. "So we would like to ask that only white people be on the front doors." Yes, Pastor Pennycooke is also black and going to church remains bad for you.