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Wedding Banned: Couple Told They Can't Wed In Baptist Church because of their skin color: Agree?

Captain Foxhound BN0 2012/07/28 14:21:23
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"The church congregation had decided no 'black' could be married at that church, and that if he went on to marry her, then they would vote [the pastor] out the church," Charles Wilson told Fox.

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM reports:
Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson were looking forward to saying "I do" in the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Miss. on July 21. But the day before their Big Day, their pastor told them their wedding had been cancelled.


baptist church crystal springs july 21 pastor told wedding cancelled

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  • SemperRick 2012/07/28 23:24:50
    Disagree
    SemperRick
    +3
    If this story is actually true, then somebody needs to seriously investigate and prosecute this travesty.
  • Ken SemperRick 2012/07/29 18:42:12
    Ken
    I don't believe it is appropriate for the government to prosecute the church. A church is free to practice their faith as they believe God taught them....however, any institution in which this church participates should be banned from receiving government funds.

    As for me, I won't attend that church and will not associate with anyone who does.... and unless I learn the Southern Baptists have thrown the church out of their convention will not donate to any charity with which the Southern Baptists are associated.
  • Continuing Anglican Priest 2012/07/28 23:13:36
    Disagree
    Continuing Anglican Priest
    +1
    I disagree with the Church however I agree that they (the Church) should have the right to refuse to marry anyone they choose. This however may be considered a breach of contract if they had booked the church with someone who has the authority to do so.

    I would recommend however that someone needs to be in a position of leadership in that Church that can lead them.

    Blessings Upon You
  • Bob S 2012/07/28 22:44:27
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    Bob S
    +1
    One million % disagree with whom ever made this decision. I think that they should be drawn and quartered. I thought or at least hoped that we had passed this racial barrier many many years ago. What reason was given at such a late date for cancelling the wedding.
  • Leprachaun999 2012/07/28 22:20:20
    Disagree
    Leprachaun999
    +2
    Oh But it's their religion so I should be tolerant of their racists a$$es
  • Bob S Leprach... 2012/07/28 22:45:08 (edited)
    Bob S
    +1
    The hypocrites in the congregation.
  • MiMi 2012/07/28 22:14:17
    Disagree
    MiMi
    +1
    Awww that sucks. And it's rude. Main reason why I refuse to get involved in any type of church. Church people are the rudest people on Earth
  • bricklyn MiMi 2012/07/29 03:56:57
    bricklyn
    +2
    Yup, I stay as far away from any christians as possible.
  • jubil8 BN-0 PON 2012/07/28 21:59:43
    Agree
    jubil8 BN-0 PON
    +3
    I guess there's more than one poll out about this today. Not surprising.

    It's despicable. Those poor people. For once I hope some civil rights lawyers get involved and hit this church with a big fat discrimination suit. And I hope the members of the church get struck by lightning at the next church picnic.

    But we all know racism isn't a problem here, right?
  • Cliff 2012/07/28 21:58:59
  • bricklyn Cliff 2012/07/29 03:54:51
    bricklyn
    +1
    Exactly what would you think that would be? Even the pastor gave his side of it.
  • Cliff bricklyn 2012/07/29 11:14:27
  • Tuna 2012/07/28 21:41:21 (edited)
    Disagree
    Tuna
    +1
    YOU LIE !! I searched and searched and could not find the story; all I found were YOUR SH remarks. There is NO SUCH STORY, even Huff and Post is above that conduct. . liar liar
  • Christy Tuna 2012/07/28 22:14:59
    Christy
    +2
    Google news "Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson" (without quotes):

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wire...
    http://www.ksla.com/story/191...

    And many more.
  • Captain... Tuna 2012/07/29 00:55:32
    Captain Foxhound BN0
    +2
    I accept your forthcoming apology.
  • Tuna Captain... 2012/07/29 01:07:52
    Tuna
    I didn't see anything Huffington Post?? ABC News who reported that Zimmerman had no cuts on the back of his head nor a broken nose fromthe scuffle with Trayvon Martin and a report from a local reporter that said "a small group of people opposed the wedding because there had never been one at that church." The church has since welcomed all marriages. Pretty much a non story unless someone is looking for some trouble.
  • Tuna Captain... 2012/07/29 01:09:37
    Tuna
    I think you should apologize for stirring the pudding; the church has changed its position on weddings, what do you want??
  • bricklyn Tuna 2012/07/29 03:55:26
    bricklyn
    +1
    Maybe you should actually watch the video.
  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/07/28 21:33:27
    Agree
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    Are we supposed to force people to do things they don't want to do if we don't agree with their decisions?
  • Bob S Rusty S... 2012/07/28 22:46:23
    Bob S
    +2
    This is a little different. It's not like they reserved the church 2 days prior to the wedding.
  • Rusty S... Bob S 2012/07/28 23:20:33
    Rusty Shackleford
    Would you support the government forcing the church to conduct the wedding?
  • Captain... Rusty S... 2012/07/29 00:56:31
    Captain Foxhound BN0
    The question was do you agree, not do you want to make the government run their church.
  • bricklyn Rusty S... 2012/07/29 04:01:35
    bricklyn
    This church should be sued for the blatant disregard of the advance planning of the wedding AND the total disregard of the special day of the bride and groom. There is no reason at all they needed to wait until 2 days befor the wedding. They should have been given notice as soon as the wedding was requested and not delayed at all.

    However, this is nothing short of bigotry and ignorance and is also unlawful to deny a wedding on the basis of race.


    Race/Color Discrimination

    'Race discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because he/she is of a certain race or because of personal characteristics associated with race (such as hair texture, skin color, or certain facial features). Color discrimination involves treating someone unfavorably because of skin color complexion.

    Race/color discrimination also can involve treating someone unfavorably because the person is married to (or associated with) a person of a certain race or color or because of a person’s connection with a race-based organization or group, or an organization or group that is generally associated with people of a certain color.

    Discrimination can occur when the victim and the person who inflicted the discrimination are the same race or color.'

    http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/type...
  • Chukroast 2012/07/28 21:29:43
    Disagree
    Chukroast
    +2
    There's got to be more to this story. I can't believe in this day and age, that color of skin matters one iota in this church. I'm a white guy who wanted to marry my white wife in the Catholic church, but was banned from going to the altar because of my previous marriages. OK, that's the rule . . . coming straight from the Pope. But, I didn't cry discrimination because of my skin color.
  • Alex 2012/07/28 20:50:57
    Disagree
    Alex
    +2
    It's wrong on so many levels. Racist. After this performance, I can't see many people wanting to get married at that church anymore. I certainly wouldn't.
  • Tennessee3501 2012/07/28 20:44:52
    Disagree
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    I cannot believe that any Baptist Church could get away with this unless it was a rogue group calling themselves Baptists. There has got to be more to the story!
  • nononsenseguy 2012/07/28 20:18:47
    Disagree
    nononsenseguy
    +1
    I find it shocking that this would still go on in 2012, but I'd just go to another church and spread the word about that bigot church.
  • TasselLady 2012/07/28 20:10:49
    Disagree
    TasselLady
    +2
    Well, hence the word HYPOCRITE.
    Hypocrite
  • John Hall 2012/07/28 20:07:26
    Disagree
    John Hall
    +1
    I disagree with a church doing this but it's the church's right to do this .
  • Larry 2012/07/28 20:04:19
    Disagree
    Larry
    +1
    what???? we in the 50's ?? I wouldn't want to be pastor of that church anyway.
  • sjalan 2012/07/28 20:01:30
    Disagree
    sjalan
    +1
    This is where religious organizations are going to get themselves into a whole lot of trouble. Supporting racism and prejudice is one way certain to have them outlawed all together.
  • Of Thee I Sing... 2012/07/28 19:55:35
    Disagree
    Of Thee I Sing...
    More liberal crap to stir up racism
  • tannims 2012/07/28 19:15:09
    Disagree
    tannims
    +2
    this is so wrong
  • joe mauro 2012/07/28 19:10:02
    Disagree
    joe mauro
    +2
    sad very sad
  • Don Leuty 2012/07/28 19:09:26
    Disagree
    Don Leuty
    +2
    Some people never grow up. It's their church and their call. I don't have to agree.
  • hisomouth 2012/07/28 18:58:58
    Disagree
    hisomouth
    +2
    I hope those nice Baptist can find the right section in heaven for themselves!
    If not I know where they will surely find a nice empty area all to themselves for all time, it will be a little hot.
    And the pastor will find himself there too, for going along with it. God does not like a coward.
  • Mike J. Hirak 2012/07/28 18:52:40
    Disagree
    Mike J. Hirak
    +2
    But the church had every right to deny them
  • Frank 2012/07/28 18:49:18
    Disagree
    Frank
    +2
    Theres got to be more to the story than that, a reaon why????
  • Tenness... Frank 2012/07/28 20:42:56
    Tennessee3501
    +1
    I agree! Something about this story does not sound right!
  • Captain... Frank 2012/07/29 01:02:18
    Captain Foxhound BN0
    You think people can't just be racists?

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