African American Couple Banned From Marrying In Mississippi Church

A predominately white church in Mississippi barred an African American couple from marrying and threatened to vote out their pastor if he officiated the wedding on the premises. Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson had “booked the church and distributed invitations” for their July 21st wedding, only to discover that a small minority opposed their union at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs. “This had never been done before here, so it was setting a new precedent, and there are those who reacted to that because of that,” said Dr. Stan Weatherford, the pastor, who performed the ceremony at a nearby church. (HT: Pam’s House Blend)