The Obamas Attend Easter Service

President Barack Obama and his well-heeled family -- first lady Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha -- attended Sunday's Easter service at the 19th Street Baptist Church, where he also visited the Sunday before his first inauguration in 2009.

The very Reverend Dr. Derrick Harkins oversaw the service -- as he did in 2009.

"Let me just say, to the first family, to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, to the first lady of the United States, and Miss Malia and Sasha, we welcome you," Harkins said, according to a pool reporter at the service.

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An African American pastor of a Charlotte, N.C. church came under fire recently for requesting white only greeters at the front doors of the church.

Pastor Makeda of Freedom House Church sent an email blast to the members of his church asking black members not to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. service, the Atlanta journal Constitution reports.

The dreadlocked pastor made the unusual request to attract more Caucasian members to the church. In the email, Makeda wrote "first impressions count," and she wanted only “the best of the best on the front doors."

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