WLBT.com - Jackson, MS
The day before black congregants were to marry in a majority-white church, the use of the church for that wedding is vetoed by the majority-white congregation.
First, the parts that are supposed to make us feel better about all this crap:
- The dissenting people within the church were a tiny minority, according to the pastor.
- "I didn't want a controversy to affect the wedding of Charles and Te' Andrea. I wanted to make sure their wedding day was a special day," according to the pastor, Mr. Weatherford
- So the couple is married by Weatherford at a nearby church.
But, then there's this:
- "I didn't want to have a controversy within the church."
Too bad. Too late. It's not just a "controversy", Pastor Weatherford. It's obvious, direct evil. And the unity of some nice white people isn't worth ignoring this obvious, dreadful sin.
That's a problem, and bigger than just the sin of denying a couple a wedding at the last minute based on their race. It's allowing that same crap to continue unabated and under the coverage of "difference of opinion" and "maintaining unity."
Discipline your church, man... Before it gets media attention for being so anti-Christ.
And then think about how the same may discriminations may be occurring to lesbian, gay, interracial, transgendered, immigrants, people with disabilities or mental disorders, non-conformists and other oppressed groups within and around your church.