(AL.com) — Jonathan Greer says he was unanimously voted out as pastor of Mt. Sterling Baptist Church in Butler after being told by church leadership to not invite black children to Vacation Bible School.
“There was pushback about where the types of children we were bringing in, and I was asked to not invite black children to VBS,” Greer said in an interview with WTOK-TV.
Attempts made by AL.com to reach Greer and church leadership on Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Greer, who spent a year and a half at the Choctaw County church, said he was told repeatedly that black people weren’t allowed. That’s why he chose to preach Sunday on racism.