Pastor sacked for not being racist

 

Alabama Media Group reports…

“In the days since he said he was fired for inviting black children to church, Pastor Jonathan Greer said he’s been “flooded with support.”

In an email to AL.com, Greer, 26, said he was “told explicitly in a meeting with deacons that the church did not want me to invite black people to church.”

Efforts by AL.com to reach church officials were not successful. Deacons told a television station the allegation is not true.

Greer served as pastor of Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler for a year and a half until he was suddenly fired by a unanimous vote by deacons on Sunday.  The vote came after Greer invited black children from the neighboring community to Vacation Bible School and preached a sermon the previous Sunday calling on the church to repent for its racism, the pastor said.

“This incident with VBS is simply what brought the problem to a head,” he said.

In an interview with WTOK, Freddie Moore, a church deacon, said black residents are welcome at Mt. Sterling, and that Greer was fired for not working with deacons and not visiting church members.

When asked what he hopes comes from his story going public, Greer said: “My sincere hope is that the church will open its doors to people of all races. Not in words only, but in action. Not everyone in the church feels the same way that the leadership does. I pray they can influence the church towards a more gospel centered approach to reach their community for Jesus.”

Black families make up a large percentage of the neighboring community of the church, he said.

Greer, who is from Meridian, Miss., said he doesn’t know what is next for him.

“I hope to eventually find a church to pastor,” he said, “but I’m taking a break right now and not committing to anything.”

Greer said Mt. Sterling Baptist is the first church he has pastored, but he has served in the ministry since 2009.”

From http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/alabama_pastor_flooded_with_su.html

 

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3 thoughts on “Pastor sacked for not being racist

  1. Who knows. There are black churches that don’t really want whites there.

    But as usual, even though 99% of churches have no racial problems, Groupsects will go scouring the internet to find one that does.
    And ignore the Hundreds of mosques in the world preaching hate against the west.

    OCD?

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  2. Something about hi story doesn’t; sound right to me – I think he just did;t think he had to do the mundane things about ministry in a local parish, like visiting people and encouraging them in their faith – he thought his ministry was to preach and be up front (this is what I’m imaging – I have no evidence, other than my gut feeling) – he was too good to do the boring bits ad pieces – the hard work – and the Deacons got sick of him – and now to paint himself in a good light to get another posting he’s made up this story. Some backward little church in “No-Hope Wisconsin” will take him on board – and sack him in a few years time.

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