Mississippi Pastor Refuses to Marry A Black Couple

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wilsonsHurt, devastated and crushed are words an African-American couple used to describe how they felt when they were forced to change the venue of their wedding because of their race. “Because of the fact that we were black, some of the members of the congregation had got upset and decided that no black couple would ever be married at that church”. “All we wanted to do in the eyes of God was to be man and wife in a church that we thought we felt loved. What was wrong with that?” Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson had planned to marry this month at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs in Mississippi, but were asked at the last-minute to move. Their pastor, Stan Weatherford, made the request on behalf of some congregants who didn’t want to see the couple married there, he performed the ceremony at a nearby church.

2 Comments

  1. Cee Cee Caldwell-Miller says:

    I thought we had progressed further than we have obviously in this country. It is a shame that racist is still alive and hurting people. Dr, Martin Luther King Jr. and so many others fought so that we would not have to endure this type of treatment. What a shame, I hope they know that you REAP what you SOW!

  2. Rev. Gregory M. Young says:

    This is disgraceful. For a body of believers in Christ to conduct themselves in this manner is terrible. I commend the Pastor for performing the weddidng celebration just as well, all be it, at another locale. Howwever, as the PAstor of the church the buck stops with him; what I mean is he has the very last say so. If he does not have the last say so, then there is something wrong.

    As for you, Bro & Sis Wilson, I would find a new Home Chuch where Christ is LORD and the Word of God is preached.

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