US church refuses to marry black couple

August 4, 2012 by admin  
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USA, July 30, 2012: The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs in Mississippi cancelled the wedding of Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson a day before the ceremony.

A couple in the United States says a Baptist church has refused to marry them because they are black.

The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs in Mississippi cancelled the wedding of Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson a day before the ceremony, the Press Trust of India reported quoting US media.

Pastor Stan Weatherford said the church had never hosted black couples since it was opened in 1883 and some church members objected breaking that precedent. They threatened to remove him as a pastor.

The couple said they had to move their ceremony to another church, only days before the July 21 wedding.

While the Wilsons were not members of the church, they often attended services there.

Te’Andrea’s uncle is an employee of the church and her father is a member. Charles Wilson said the couple had planned to join as members after their wedding.

- indian express

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