Thomas told WBTV she knew exactly what Pastor Pennycooke meant by that statement.
“Too black,” she said. ”It wasn’t a conclusion that I drew. It was something I read.”
Pennycooke then acknowledges the request is a “sensitive situation” and said quality trumps quantity.
“We would rather have less greeters on the front door if it means that the few that we have will represent us the best,” Pastor Pennycooke wrote.
A spokesperson sent an email attempting to clean up the situation by stating that Pennycooke was trying to show the church’s diversity. But members aren’t buying it.
See WBTV news report here.