NC pastor only wants white faces at front doors

Posted at 9:18 PM, Sep 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-03 21:18:04-04

North Carolina - A North Carolina church pastor only wants white faces at the doors to greet people according to an email sent out to at least one member of the congregation.

Carmen Thomas says she got an email from the church pastor mandating "only white people be on the front doors."

The minister who sent it, a black woman, also explained she wanted to "bring our racial demographic pendulum back to mid-line."

Church officials have apologized and issued a response saying:

They believe in a "diverse relationship within its membership, reflecting the larger community in which the church resides, doing life together as a church representative of everyone culturally, ethnically, economically, and generationally."