Black Family states they were called “Colored” and Turned Away from an Arkansas Church

In a Facebook post that has now been shared over 5,000 times, user Donna Mac shares the story of encountering what she and the family perceived to be discriminatory behavior upon trying to enter First Baptist in Forrest City, Arkansas for the 11 am service today.

Here is her account of the events as they took place on that date. The pastor, Steve Walter, spoke with WREG a CBS affiliate and stated that he was disappointed that this was her and her family’s experience at the church.

In her post Ms. Mac stated,“I’ve never in my 34 years of living witness a church turn someone around because of the color of their skin.”

According to Mac’s post the person at the door refused to allow her and the family in for the service even as others were coming in and being seated for 11am. Ms. Mac goes on to say that another member of the church went on to tell her that the church had “Had coloreds here before.” According to Ms. Max, after attempting to correct the church member by inquiring whether she meant “Black People” the church goer doubled down on referring to her and her family as “Coloreds”. At this point the family decided to leave the church altogether.

We will update this story as more information becomes available.
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