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Old 03-23-2008, 02:19 AM
 
Location: katrina country
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i was born at the afb in greenville-
and My former pastor told us about a church he'd just started preaching at and had to quit and leave cause the deacons didnt want black people there in that greenville church..
naturally tho this city isnt the only one it happens in- there are plenty of northern cities to-
but anyway,.
he didnt know that when he signed on tho it was like that. but i am glad he left.
i wish people knew that not everyone down south is bigoted........
in fact i live on the coast of ms. and there are many white and black couples here.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:08 AM
 
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i was born at the afb in greenville-
and My former pastor told us about a church he'd just started preaching at and had to quit and leave cause the deacons didnt want black people there in that greenville church..
You know, this whole "Sunday morning is the most segregated time during the week" nonsense is just something cooked up by the race baiters and the media in an attempt to stir up problems and to make Christianity look bad (especially the Southern variety). In my 45-plus years as a Christian, I've NEVER seen a "black church" or a "white church" where people of other races were not welcomed and made to feel at home.

The fact that there are "black" churches and "white" churches in the 21st century has absolutely nothing to do with racism or segregation, and everything to do with worship style. Most white Christians prefer a more subdued worship experience, while blacks generally prefer a more animated worship service, with lots of clapping, shouting and dancing around (and there's nothing wrong with either style). In fact, if you go to just about any Pentecostal, Assembly of God, or "charismatic" church, you will find more of a mixed-race environment that attracts blacks as well as white people who enjoy a more lively service.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: N.C.
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You know, this whole "Sunday morning is the most segregated time during the week" nonsense is just something cooked up by the race baiters and the media in an attempt to stir up problems and to make Christianity look bad (especially the Southern variety). In my 45-plus years as a Christian, I've NEVER seen a "black church" or a "white church" where people of other races were not welcomed and made to feel at home.

The fact that there are "black" churches and "white" churches in the 21st century has absolutely nothing to do with racism or segregation, and everything to do with worship style. Most white Christians prefer a more subdued worship experience, while blacks generally prefer a more animated worship service, with lots of clapping, shouting and dancing around (and there's nothing wrong with either style). In fact, if you go to just about any Pentecostal, Assembly of God, or "charismatic" church, you will find more of a mixed-race environment that attracts blacks as well as white people who enjoy a more lively service.
Great post. You pretty much wrote my thoughts.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:24 PM
 
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They need to change voting times. Saturday's would be great. So working people, tax payers, could find it easier to get to the polls. Now, mostly stay at home moms, retirees, and non working folks decide elections. I actually think that you should be a property owner to vote on issues that decide on taxation. I know there would be a lot to work out in that area though.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Cool Thank's Greenville

I work for a major company that has operations in Greenville, the saying around the office is "Screw up and you will be transferred to greenville". I offered to take a position in Greenville! I loved the place. Now that I'm back in Houston, dealing with a 2 hour commute to drive 20 miles. I would come back and take my chances with the gangs and petty crime, to enjoy that delta hospitality one more time.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:40 PM
 
Location: katrina country
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i do agree tho with that statement being '' just to stir up trouble..''.
its NOT the most segregated time,
and it really made me mad him saying that.
he sure isnt getting my vote and i dont know anyone who is going to vote for him.
and his color has nothing to do with it.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Conyers, GA
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Half of my family if from the Delta. That being said, i think one has to be born there to even think of living there. Now, most young people are leaving the Delta after college, and not working on the farm like many generations. Its drying up. If work takes you there, then I can understand, but it wouldnt be easy.
Well I was born and raised in Greenville, MS. Lived there until 1989 and I must say, that it is a shell of the place it was then which places it very low on my relocation choices. The job market has completely disappeared except the casino (and who knows when they will pull out). I am a proud graduate of GREENVILLE HIGH SCHOOL and really regret that the city government has been so self serving that they have allowed the heart to be sucked from the once beautiful city. The young people that remain there (and some of them are my family) are there because they do not have the ambition to do better nor are they encouraged to achieve anything other than mediocrity. Now there are some that are doing good thing there, but they are grossly outnumber and that trend does not seem to be improving. The younger generations that do have goals, leave once they finish school never to return and the older generations have been programmed to not expect anything else other than the 29% minority white population having control of what happens. I visit my mother and father there, my grandmother and uncles in Leland and quickly head back to the comforts of surburbs in the lovely ATL. Wrong, right or indifferent, Greenville is not the place I grew up in nor will it ever be again, until the Majority (which happens to be minority) actually realize their potential and force the city goverment to do something about crime, drugs and ignorance!
PROUD MEMBER OF THE BOYS OF 89.
Clarance Spears, Jr.
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Old 06-01-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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My God---And you don't think that was rude? I don't blame the lady for being offended. And the AA dude behind you was trying to help you---maybe educate you is a better term. The fact is, some whites would not think of touching a black person, and I'm sure the lady gets tired of it. I'm not saying you were being racist, but sometimes it helps to be more sensitive to other people.
HERE HERE and Amen to that!
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Michie, TN
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Wow, I found this by accident while looking up something job related. There are quite a few FROGs around. I was born in Greenville and lived there for almost 30 years. I am 43 now. We grew up on California St - bike riding distance from the Beuhler's KFC as well as to the Skate-O-Rama. We also loved the plane at the park. My son was born while we were still in G'ville - he and I enjoyed going to the levee and feeding the ducks. Now there is a casino where we once played - at least there was when I left 14 years ago. It was great growing up - mom didn't have to worry about us riding our bikes up and down the neighborhood. But I do love the Corinth/Michie area. My whole family followed us here, one by one.
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Greenville has changed alot since then. I too lived on california st. and also born in 1964. I'm the kid that broke his leg on the swing set, I think all the kids on the street were there that day. Does that ring a bell? I keep saying I'm leaving this town, but still here. This place is just not fun anymore, alot of crime & drugs. Boarded up houses and stores all over town. People are steady moving away, We will too soon.
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