An embroilment has broken out as Pastor Michael Jordan of New Era Baptist Church off of Cotton Avenue in Birmingham posted this message on one side of his church sign: “Black folks need to stay out of white churches” and this on the other side: “White folks refused to be our neighbors.”
“White folks have left our neighborhoods…proved they don’t want to live next door to us or worship with us, now they want to put a white church in a black neighborhood under the umbrella of supposedly to fight crime.”
Church of the Highlands is planning on planting a church in the area.
“The real reason Church of the Highlands want to put a white church in a black neighborhood is they have too many black folks at their main campus and they want them to leave and come to a church in their inner city.”
The pastor of the new church plant, according to the news report, is African American. “We’ve heard about the African American pastor,” Jordan says, “but he would just be a token…”
See the video interview below:
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