Ky. pastor apologizes for blackface skit at church

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by ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

   LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A pastor in Lexington is apologizing for a skit that featured a white church member performing in blackface.
 
   Pastor Jeff Fugate of Clays Mill Road Baptist Church says he received several complaints about the skit last week.
 
   Fugate told the Lexington Herald-Leader  he was not aware the church member, his assistant Joseph Pickens, would be wearing black makeup on his face. Pickens was dressed as Mr. T for a boxing match skit. He says that part of the skit was put on "innocently or in ignorance."
 
   A YouTube video showing the skit appeared on a blog and was later shared on social media.
 
   The skits were part of the National Young Fundamentalists Conference held Wednesday through Friday at the church.
  

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