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Mississippi Governor Says Church Should Let Blacks Marry But Not Gays

Mississippi's governor says it's disappointing that a black couple was told by a Baptist church they can't marry there. read more
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Mississippi Governor Doesn’t Even Consider Same-Sex Pairings To Be ‘Couples’

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Last week, a black couple was told that they could not hold their wedding at the predominantly white Baptist church they attend in Mississippi, a sad reminder that “religious freedom” can just as easily be used to discriminate based...

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The leader and first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention said Monday that a Mississippi church's decision to not marry a black couple "is unfortunate" and "an isolated incident from which pastors can learn....

Church to Couple: We Can’t Let You Get Married Here Because You’re Black

Religion / Atheism : Friendly Atheist

Racism is still alive in Mississippi and a Baptist church is at the center of the controversy. Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson planned to get married at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, a church they attend regularly (but a...

Mississippi Church Not Letting Black Couple Get Married… In Order To Avoid Controversy

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A Baptist church in Mississippi with an overwhelmingly white congregation closed its doors to a black couple who wanted to get married in the church. Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson just recently joined the church and were preparing to...

It’s Not Just The Gays Bigoted Churches Won’t Marry, Black Couple Learns

LGBT / Gay : Queerty

An engaged couple saw their wedding dreams crumble when a minister at the Mississippi church told them he couldn’t marry their kind. But not because the young lovers were gay—they weren’t. It’s because they were black. CONTINUED » P...

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