There is a tragic reality show on TLC called “The Sisterhood.” It’s set in Atlanta, Ga. and is mix of a pastor’s wives social club and “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Each episode is a cat fight with a few Scriptures thrown in to boot.
(Rolling my eyes)
The latest episode featured a fight between two pastor’s wives over a sign. One of the wives, a white woman, invited the group, who is black and Hispanic, to her home. Outside the door is a decorative sign (not historical marker) that reads: “The Rutherford Plantation, Est. 2010.”
When I saw that, I started scratching my head. Who does that in 2013????
The ladies stopped dead in their tracks when they saw it. One of them brought it up at the dinner table and a verbal crossfire ensued. It ended with the homeowner saying that the sign is staying put and one of the guests heading for the door.
For blacks in the South, plantations have a negative connotation. I was very surprised that a Southern pastor’s wife who has black congregants wouldn’t understand that.
But, then again, are we being too sensitive? People are entitled to put whatever sign they please on their home. Right?
I would love to know your thoughts. My blog is a safe environment where you can be transparent so, come on, don’t be shy, let’s talk about it.