White Baptist Church Refuses To Marry Black Couple

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The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi refused to marry a Black couple who have attended regularly, because they are Black. The 129-year old Baptist church told Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson just one day before their wedding day that if the pastor, Dr. Stan Weatherford,  married them they would fire him. Pastor Weatherford married the couple in another location.

“The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if [the pastor] went on to marry her, then they would vote him out the church,” Charles Wilson told reporters, according to David Edwards at The Raw Story:

White Baptist Church Refuses To Marry Black Couple

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