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Donald Sterling

Prays for Forgiveness at Black Church

6/1/2014 2:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donald Sterling sat in a Black church for 2 hours Sunday in South L.A. and pissed off some members of the congregation ... while others seemed willing to at least forgive, if not forget.

Sterling, surrounded by bodyguards (just in case), hit up Praises of Zion Baptist Church -- and sources in the church tell us he sat through the entire service ... though it's unclear if he addressed church members publicly.

Seems strange that Sterling made what amounts to a mea culpa appearance at the predominantly Black church ... since he no longer owns the Clippers (pending NBA approval). Sources connected to Donald tells us the church visit was planned several days before the sale talks began ... so it's even more interesting he went though with it.

We're told about 30 people were in attendance today -- and at least one regular member left with his children as soon as Sterling walked in with his entourage.

On his way out of church, we asked Donald how he felt about Steve Ballmer buying the team -- no verbal response, but watch ... he clearly heard the question. Also, he gets a warm greeting from a church member -- an African-American woman.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Obvious publicity stunt is obvious lol

83 days ago
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Lucky Lucy    

I have no doubt his PR people arranged this whole stunt.

83 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

props to sterling..sadly in todays america redemption isnt on the table..once you make a mistake thats all she wrote.

83 days ago
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LDB    

it's time to let this go

83 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

if he were black and said what he said about whites..the media would be telling us how oppressed he is and we should forgive him..but instead he is white so no forgivness or redemption for him

83 days ago
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J5236    

As if all Black Americans are Baptist.

83 days ago
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master    

Look i am not racist, i went and sat with a room full of black people, (with my body guards of course). What racist would do that?!? Expecting that statment from his lawyer sometime soon

83 days ago
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angryblackman    

Don't feel good to get your stuff taken huh white man how you blacks & indians feel now go somewhere & die old bastard

83 days ago
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Mr. Pukey    

What's next? Is he going to apologize to Jessie Jackson South Park style? "Kiss it, kiss it, apologize"

83 days ago
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WIleE116    

LMAO!!! LMAO!!

83 days ago
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angryblackman    

I hope magic johnson **** donald sterling in the ass & he get full blown aids

83 days ago
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MILK    

not sure why he even cares with all the money he has

83 days ago
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Wendy    

This is hilarious. As if this makes it all better.

83 days ago
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Whocatea123     

He should careless shame on the guy who left with his kids and praise for the women who approached him ,

83 days ago
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Whocatea123     

At least he's trying . He didn't lol anybody get over it !

83 days ago
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