Skip to comments.Black couple denied wedding at Mississippi church July 30, 2012
Posted on 07/30/2012 4:16:00 PM PDT by Morgana
A rally will be held Monday night in Crystal Springs, Mississippi after a black couple wasnt allowed to get married at their church because of their race.
The Wilsons were told they couldnt wed at the town's First Baptist Church because it goes against tradition since a black couple had never been married there in its 129-year history.
Charles Wilson and his fiance, Te'Andrea, wanted to get married there, but church members got upset. The paster then asked the couple to take their wedding elsewhere.
"This had never been done here before, so it was setting a new precedent, and there were those who reacted to that," said Pastor Stan Weatherford.
"All we wanted to do in the eyes of God was to be man and wife in a church where we thought we felt loved, said Charles Wilson.
Pastor Weatherford presided over the couples wedding at a nearby church. He says he wanted to avoid controversy and protect the couple.
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I think I read tis story on another thread over the weekend. Unless this is becoming more common.
They can go to the church, but they can’t get married there? Time to find another church.
A friend of mine told me that back in the 70s members of his church were knocking on doors inviting people to church. One guy asked what they were supposed to do if a black answered the door. My friend told him “Invite them to church or tell them to go to hell”.
You can be married in the eyes of God without a church being involved. “Church” is any time two or more come together in HIS name.
If this is really true, shame on those church people that would not support this. We rail against Blacks because there are no men in the house and then when a Black man and a Black woman want to get married, refuse to allow them to do it in a church of their choice. This is despicable.
This whole story smells funny to me.
>>A rally will be held Monday night in Crystal Springs, Mississippi after a black couple wasnt allowed to get married at their church because of their race.
Ahh wonderful. A rally! The media is stirring the pot on this, keeping this week-old story alive. This church will probably burn down or be vandalized and that’s another victory for the secular media.
Not just “a church of their choice,” but the church where they were regular attendees. (I think it’s reasonable for a church not to hold weddings for people who aren’t members of the congregation.) The pastor should have said, “Guess what, folks: we have a new tradition! Anyone who attends this church can get married here!”
More likely this is a Dnc/msm campaign stunt to gin up the Obama voter base.
But before anyone suggests forcing the church to marry them, consider the consequences. IMHO, the government should never have any power to compel anything of a church-and vice versa.
I'm with you - my finely calibrated BS detector tells me that there's probably a lot more to this story.
WTH? Are we sure it isn’t a Westboro Baptist God hates everyone church?
This makes no sense and it is racist. Against tradition because no other blacks have been married there? Just dumb, I wonder how big they are.
AFAIAC this is a distraction. How many members does this church have?
I seriously doubt they gather in His name.
I missed something.
The Pastor who refused their marriage at his church then marries them at another church?
I agree with the people who thinks something is wrong about this story.
Seriously, I bet this stupidity is going to cost them a lot of members and donations. I am not sure it should be illegal since churches should be free to make their own rules and stuff, though.