White Baptist Church Refuses To Marry Black Couple

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    Jul 27, 2012 10:09 PM GMT
    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.

    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/white-baptist-church-refuses-to-marry-black-couple/discrimination/2012/07/27/44772
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    Jul 27, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    I find it troublesome that most black people disassociate themselves from the plight of gay people when they are still being treated less than in our society... I recently quit a church that had ties to the Baptist Church. They excluded gay people from being members and this was in Los Angeles county.
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    Jul 28, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    braddomo saidI find it troublesome that most black people disassociate themselves from the plight of gay people when they are still being treated less than in our society... I recently quit a church that had ties to the Baptist Church. They excluded gay people from being members and this was in Los Angeles county.

    There is something positive to be said and that is African Americans are moving to support of gay rights faster than any other ethnic or racial group in the U.S.

    You live in Los Angeles County. There are many churches there that are inclusive and welcoming of gay people. You just need to find one that is comfortable for you.
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    Jul 28, 2012 12:07 AM GMT
    braddomo saidI find it troublesome that most black people disassociate themselves from the plight of gay people when they are still being treated less than in our society... I recently quit a church that had ties to the Baptist Church. They excluded gay people from being members and this was in Los Angeles county.


    But this is nothing new in most societies throughout history. Primarily people are looking out for their own interest.

    Just examining the United States...

    Roman Catholics
    Mormons
    Blacks
    Gays
    Asians
    Latinos
    Irish
    Italians
    Women
    Native Americans

    These are just some of the sub-population groups who have been subject to discrimination, prejudice, and ridicule. Yet that doesn't stop anyone who is a part of at least any one of these groups, or has a shared heritage from being prejudice, despite what their ancestors faced.

    Hell, even the settlers, Protestants, fled persecution, yet they engaged in it. Nothing new under the sun.

    Why do so many gays look to blacks to be the exception.
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    Jul 28, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    Marriage is not a religious institution.
    It is a civil institution.

    Therefore, any religious entity may marry, or refuse to marry, anybody it wants.

    But, civil entities may not discriminate.
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    Jul 28, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    Their Bible teaches that owning slaves is good in the eyes of God, so we should not be surprised by this.
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    Jul 28, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    braddomo saidI find it troublesome that most black people disassociate themselves from the plight of gay people when they are still being treated less than in our society... I recently quit a church that had ties to the Baptist Church. They excluded gay people from being members and this was in Los Angeles county.


    I find it more troublesome that most gays disassociate themselves from the plight of African-Americans

    Gays were never enslaved by an entire nation