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(Fox 19 Cincinnati)   In a story that should shock no one on Fark, Alabama church displays sign that says "BLACK FOLKS NEED TO STAY OUT OF WHITE CHURCHES"   ( fox19.com) divider line
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2018-05-15 11:08:37 PM  
BLACK FOLKS NEED TO STAY OUT OF WHITE CHURCHES
 
2018-05-15 11:21:59 PM  
Be a shame if they were firebombed for their race
 
2018-05-15 11:35:46 PM  
This is the Pastor who put up the sign:

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It wasn't white supremacists saying 'black people better stay away', it was a black Pastor saying 'Black people should stay true to their roots and keep coming to my predominantly black church instead of that new outpost of the predominantly white megachurch that's opening up near here'.

More details: https://www.christianpost.co​m/news/bir​mingham-pastor-slams-local-megachurch-​as-racist-tells-blacks-to-get-out-of-w​hite-churches-224036/
 
2018-05-15 11:37:30 PM  
FWIW, the guy seems like a blowhard nutjob, he's also done this:

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2018-05-16 12:04:28 AM  
So... that's a different type of asshole than I expected. He still stinks and spews, though.
 
2018-05-16 12:08:22 AM  
Every color has an asshole.
 
2018-05-16 12:09:27 AM  
Also, it shouldn't be surprising that this pastor is black. This story wouldn't have been reported on any Fox News affiliate if that wasn't the case.
 
2018-05-16 12:09:27 AM  
Assholes gonna asshole. Religion is so weird. They genuinely think they're doing the right thing. Because of magic.
 
2018-05-16 12:09:31 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Be a shame if they were firebombed for their race


I'm sure you wrote this before you knew it was a black church...  Black people have already had all kinds of horrible things happen to them, even at church.
 
2018-05-16 12:26:41 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Also, it shouldn't be surprising that this pastor is black. This story wouldn't have been reported on any Fox News affiliate if that wasn't the case.


I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.  Big difference between a black pastor saying "black people should attend black churches" and a white pastor saying "black people should stay out of white churches".
 
2018-05-16 12:34:31 AM  

Naido: I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.


I didn't say it wouldn't be covered. I said it wouldn't be covered on Fox.
 
2018-05-16 12:45:04 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Naido: I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.

I didn't say it wouldn't be covered. I said it wouldn't be covered on Fox.


It very likely could have been covered by fox...  What makes you think that it wouldn't have been?
 
2018-05-16 12:50:46 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Naido: I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.

I didn't say it wouldn't be covered. I said it wouldn't be covered on Fox.


I agree.  Wasn't disagreeing with you, just making a somewhat adjacent point
 
2018-05-16 01:11:27 AM  
There's a 'church of the highlands' mega church down the road from us.
It's your basic mega church with 'campus' type structure and buildings.
It has a theater, food court, sports stuff, shops...etc. It's like a little shopping mall for Jesus. It really needs a ATM tho. To change money from credit cards to cash.
And it has a coffee shop!
https://www.churchofthehighlands.com/​a​bout/cafe
 
2018-05-16 01:47:03 AM  

Steakzilla: Pocket Ninja: Naido: I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.

I didn't say it wouldn't be covered. I said it wouldn't be covered on Fox.

It very likely could have been covered by fox...  What makes you think that it wouldn't have been?


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Let's be real, Fox News doesn't cover anything that could reflect negatively on 'their team', which these days includes white supremacists since the Republican Party has decided to embrace them.

That doesn't necessarily mean a local Fox affiliate wouldn't run it though, they're not generally as crazy as the mothership.
 
2018-05-16 02:50:30 AM  
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Approves.
 
2018-05-16 04:06:16 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Steakzilla: Pocket Ninja: Naido: I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.

I didn't say it wouldn't be covered. I said it wouldn't be covered on Fox.

It very likely could have been covered by fox...  What makes you think that it wouldn't have been?

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Let's be real, Fox News doesn't cover anything that could reflect negatively on 'their team', which these days includes white supremacists since the Republican Party has decided to embrace them.

That doesn't necessarily mean a local Fox affiliate wouldn't run it though, they're not generally as crazy as the mothership.


Jokes like the picture are one thing but these guys seem to seriously believe that fox wouldn't run a story about a white person being racist...
 
2018-05-16 04:11:22 AM  
Jesus might very well have pissed on your sign. That's the guy I'd follow--not your piece of shiat god that keeps the Soul out of a house for souls.
 
2018-05-16 04:57:43 AM  
This clown puts this sign up every year.  Old news.
 
2018-05-16 05:00:24 AM  
He's a first-class troll, but he gets it right sometimes.

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2018-05-16 07:19:51 AM  
Remember when we couldn't find anywhere to store all of our dangerous radioatlctive waste?  I think I have found a place .
 
2018-05-16 07:25:09 AM  
But I've been assured that it's the north that's really racist, the south is just misunderstood!
 
2018-05-16 07:28:43 AM  
black folks should stay out of white churches.  white churches are boring as hell.
 
2018-05-16 07:31:14 AM  

Steakzilla: Pocket Ninja: Naido: I think this story would be blowing up nationally if the pastor weren't black.

I didn't say it wouldn't be covered. I said it wouldn't be covered on Fox.

It very likely could have been covered by fox...  What makes you think that it wouldn't have been?


Allow me to address rhe elephant.  Fox news has a lot of latent racism, and its viewership has a lot of racists.  Change my mind.  Fox would tend to lrefer a story on inexplicable racism, because it lets them wring their hands about racism with a black person to blame.  A racist white jerkass antagonist kind of shoves a stick in the eyes of part of their audience.
 
2018-05-16 07:32:04 AM  

PirateKing: Assholes gonna asshole. Religion is so weird. They genuinely think they're doing the right thing. Because of magic.


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2018-05-16 07:32:36 AM  

Mad Scientist: He's a first-class troll, but he gets it right sometimes.

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Stopped clock and all that.
 
2018-05-16 07:37:44 AM  
Showed it to my wife after I'd seen the pastor's picture. Either way we weren't surprised - but you made me look!
 
2018-05-16 07:38:34 AM  
It's funny how many different brands of Jesus there is. But it seems that only one brand is all inclusive and it never names Jesus, Buddhism.
 
2018-05-16 07:41:27 AM  
Done in one!
/good thing it's a black dude. Fark can only handle so much outrage.
 
2018-05-16 07:42:02 AM  
This pastor's an asshole. But FWIW, if I were black and living in Alabama, I probably wouldn't be very fond of Whitey either.
 
2018-05-16 07:45:27 AM  
"We must face the fact that in America, the church is still the most segregated major institution in America. At 11:00 on Sunday morning when we stand and sing and Christ has no east or west, we stand at the most segregated hour in this nation. This is tragic."
--- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
2018-05-16 07:45:34 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: But I've been assured that it's the north that's really racist, the south is just misunderstood!


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The pastor in question.
 
2018-05-16 07:48:27 AM  
It's a business looking to lure new customers.
 
2018-05-16 07:49:56 AM  

mrwknd: It's funny how many different brands of Jesus there is. But it seems that only one brand is all inclusive and it never names Jesus, Buddhism.


Burma!
 
2018-05-16 07:49:58 AM  
what has jesus or god for that matter done to positively impact the plight of people of color ?

seems all that praying and church going has amounted to jack and shyte
 
2018-05-16 07:53:12 AM  
The pastor does have a slight bit of a point:  there are a lot of "white churches" that have no problem changing their positions on issues based upon popular belief at the time, as opposed to focusing on being biblically consistent.

But that's not all white churches.

Still, it is interesting to see some mainline Protestant churches break off from their US denomination and affiliate with churches in Africa and South America.

The churches I've gone too tend to be at least as diverse as the areas they are located in, if not more so. That being said, I would certainly prefer to have 20% less Hillsong and 20% more Thomas Dorsey in the music.
 
2018-05-16 07:55:05 AM  
FYR
 
2018-05-16 07:55:18 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: FWIW, the guy seems like a blowhard nutjob, he's also done this:

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Well, allow me to retort:

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2018-05-16 07:57:14 AM  
The man is a bigot.
 
2018-05-16 07:58:22 AM  

kindms: what has jesus or god for that matter done to positively impact the plight of people of color ?

seems all that praying and church going has amounted to jack and shyte


The Abolitionist movement was largely faith based.

Christian missionaries were responsible for banning "widow burning" in India. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wik​i/Sati_(​practice)

Then there was this thing called the SCLC

Finally, God's Chosen people were a lot more tan than Jerry Seinfeld or Bernie Sanders.
 
2018-05-16 07:59:57 AM  

Madison_Smiled: TuteTibiImperes: FWIW, the guy seems like a blowhard nutjob, he's also done this:

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Well, allow me to retort:

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I hate it when people say folks have punchable faces. So I won't say that.

I will say that I hope they forget their passwords to Reddit and somehow failed to do the necessary steps to recover their passwords.
 
2018-05-16 08:02:23 AM  
It's good advice. The music at those is awful.
 
2018-05-16 08:04:16 AM  

gar1013: Tyrone Slothrop: But I've been assured that it's the north that's really racist, the south is just misunderstood!

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The pastor in question.


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the question in pasture
 
2018-05-16 08:06:27 AM  

Chris Ween: Remember when we couldn't find anywhere to store all of our dangerous radioatlctive waste?  I think I have found a place .


White churches? Seems a little extreme to keep people from going to them.
 
2018-05-16 08:08:20 AM  

theropod: BLACK FOLKS NEED TO STAY OUT OF WHITE CHURCHES


DONE IN ONE.
 
2018-05-16 08:08:24 AM  
Just as Jesus would do.
 
2018-05-16 08:10:18 AM  

Hyjamon: gar1013: Tyrone Slothrop: But I've been assured that it's the north that's really racist, the south is just misunderstood!

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The pastor in question.

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the question in pasture


psst....

That's a field, not a pasture
 
2018-05-16 08:15:23 AM  

gar1013: The pastor does have a slight bit of a point:  there are a lot of "white churches" that have no problem changing their positions on issues based upon popular belief at the time, as opposed to focusing on being biblically consistent.

But that's not all white churches.

Still, it is interesting to see some mainline Protestant churches break off from their US denomination and affiliate with churches in Africa and South America.

The churches I've gone too tend to be at least as diverse as the areas they are located in, if not more so. That being said, I would certainly prefer to have 20% less Hillsong and 20% more Thomas Dorsey in the music.


Heh.  Given all the contradictions in the bible, 'biblically consistent is a bit of a misnomer.
 
2018-05-16 08:22:46 AM  

gar1013: Madison_Smiled: TuteTibiImperes: FWIW, the guy seems like a blowhard nutjob, he's also done this:

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Well, allow me to retort:

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I hate it when people say folks have punchable faces. So I won't say that.

I will say that I hope they forget their passwords to Reddit and somehow failed to do the necessary steps to recover their passwords.


Why?  For tampering with a bigoted, hateful sign?
 
2018-05-16 08:23:10 AM  

Naido: Big difference between a black pastor saying "black people should attend black churches" and a white pastor saying "black people should stay out of white churches".


But is there a big difference between a black pastor and a white pastor saying "black people should stay out of white churches"?

Because no one said "black people should attend black churches"

\well, except you
 
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