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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

White Alabama Pastor Fired for Inviting Black Children to Attend His Church

Nathan Greer, pastor fired

Nathan Greer, former pastor at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church

Butler, AL — Nathan Greer, a former pastor at Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler, Alabama, says he was fired for inviting Black children to attend the church’s Vacation Bible School. He says that 31 members of the church leadership unanimously voted him out after he refused to stop when they initially warned him.

He told reporters, “There was pushback about where the types of children we were bringing in, and I was asked to not invite black children to VBS.” After being told this repeatedly by the other pastors, Greer decided to give a Sunday sermon about racism. Soon after, he says he was fired.

He comments, “I wanted the church to know that this is not consistent with the gospel. This is not consistent with God’s word that we honor and give dignity to all people. That’s what the Bible teaches us, and all people are worthy and in need of the gospel, and racism denies that to a certain amount of people.”

Freddie Moore, however, a deacon at the same church, says otherwise. He told reporters that black people are very welcome to join the congregation, and that the real reason why Greer was voted out was because he had not been getting along well with other church members.

But Greer insists that the list of reasons he was given for his firing “were all related to negative things happening if black people started coming.”

He continues, “What they really mean is that someone can wander in off the street and they won’t stop them, but they specifically asked me, explicitly, not to invite black people. I tried to communicate with them that that’s not consistent with Christianity.”

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