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Church sign reads, "Black folks need to stay out of white churches."

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http://www.wsfa.com/story/38198015/birmingham-mayor-responds-to-church-sign-saying-black-folks-need-to-stay-out-of-white-churches

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We're not exactly sure what Pastor Michael R. Jordan meant by the sign. We tried reaching him through the church phone number, however, it was disconnected.  

But Jordan is no stranger to controversy.   

In 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted in the Trayvon Martin case, he put up a sign that read: "George Zimmerman Jury Supported White Racism."

 

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2 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

How racist of the black pastor to post that sign.  

Sure thing. He's not helping.

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19 minutes ago, Pickle20 said:

Sure thing. He's not helping.

Depends on what "side" you're on!  

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The rationale behind this.

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The Church of the Highlands, which has 16 branch locations that attract more than 40,000 worshippers weekly to hear sermons by founding Pastor Chris Hodges, recently announced a plan to open a church in a high-crime neighborhood of Birmingham.  Jordan assumes that means his side of the city - either West End, Ensley or the Fair Park areas.

Hodges announced that a black minister on the Highlands staff, former Auburn University football player Mayo Sowell, would be the pastor.  "It's a slavemaster church," Jordan said in an interview with AL.com. "I call it plantation religion, slavemaster religion. The white rich folks start a church and put a black pastor in charge of it."

 

 

So, this predominantly white megachurch is opening a branch near the New Era Baptist Church and has named a black pastor.  Pastor Jordan thinks that they'll push the black members of the megachurch towards this new church, while white folks still control everything.  Or else he doesn't want the competition.  Or something. 

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1 hour ago, Baltimatt said:

The rationale behind this.

 

So, this predominantly white megachurch is opening a branch near the New Era Baptist Church and has named a black pastor.  Pastor Jordan thinks that they'll push the black members of the megachurch towards this new church, while white folks still control everything.  Or else he doesn't want the competition.  Or something. 

So what we have is a black pastor encouraging segregation, at least at church services. SMH.

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2 hours ago, Baltimatt said:

The rationale behind this.

 

So, this predominantly white megachurch is opening a branch near the New Era Baptist Church and has named a black pastor.  Pastor Jordan thinks that they'll push the black members of the megachurch towards this new church, while white folks still control everything.  Or else he doesn't want the competition.  Or something. 

Now I understand his position. Wouldn’t have agreed with him based on the title but in context I understand his point.

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3 hours ago, Smokey 1 said:

How racist of the black pastor to post that sign.  

'On the other side, it says: "White folks refused to be our neighbors."'

Who's racist?

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6 minutes ago, hst2 said:

'On the other side, it says: "White folks refused to be our neighbors."'

Who's racist?

Depends on whether the accusation is true or not. Given the divisive nature of the message on the other side of the sign a reasonable person would very likely have some doubts. 

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2 minutes ago, hst2 said:

'On the other side, it says: "White folks refused to be our neighbors."'

Who's racist?

The lying black pastor.  

Matts post says it all.  He was afraid of competition for church members.

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Just now, Smokey 1 said:

The lying black pastor.  

Matts post says it all.  He was afraid of competition for church members.

So, whites refusing to be neighbors of Blacks isn't racist to you?

But a pastor asking Blacks to not go to white church;'s because he's afraid of competition from white church is?

Which definition of racism are you using this time?

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4 minutes ago, Smokey 1 said:

Matts post says it all.  He was afraid of competition for church members.

Church members and their money.

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Just now, hst2 said:

So, whites refusing to be neighbors of Blacks isn't racist to you?

But a pastor asking Blacks to not go to white church;'s because he's afraid of competition from white church is?

Which definition of racism are you using this time?

What is the evidence that the white church refused to be neighbors?  They built a church there, how is that refusing to be neighbors?

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3 minutes ago, FormerlySouthSide said:

Church members and their money.

Goes without saying. :D

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1 minute ago, hst2 said:

So, whites refusing to be neighbors of Blacks isn't racist to you?

But a pastor asking Blacks to not go to white church;'s because he's afraid of competition from white church is?

Which definition of racism are you using this time?

We don't know if any white folks refused to be his neighbors. All we know is that he posted it on a sign. He also posted a sign encouraging segregation. If you want to keep defending this guy on the basis of "since he's a black man he must be telling the truth" feel free to do so. Personally I would want to know more before saying he actually has had a problem with white racists who refuse to be his neighbors.

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14 minutes ago, FormerlySouthSide said:

Church members and their money.

Ramadan Mubarak, Southside.

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