Sunday, July 29, 2012

Boo-Hoo.... Mississippi Church Refuses to Marry Black Couple


They had booked their wedding far in advance. The invitations had been sent, the programs printed. But one day before Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson were to be married at the Mississippi church they frequented, they said a pastor told them they would have to find another venue -- because they were black.

There has never been a black wedding at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, Miss., since its founding in 1883. According to Pastor Stan Weatherford, some church members objected so strongly to breaking that precedent, they threatened to oust him from his pastorship.

Rather than risk his job, Weatherford, who is white, said he decided to marry the pair at a black church down the road.

"My 9-year-old was going to the church with us. How would you say to your 9-year-old daughter, 'We cannot get married here because, guess what sweetie, we're black,'" Charles Wilson told ABC's affiliate WAPT-TV.

Outrage over the wedding's forced relocation swept the Jackson suburb of about 5,000 into a media firestorm.

The vast majority of Crystal Springs residents, blacks and whites alike, were "blown away" by the church's decision, said Theresa Norwood, 48, who was born in Crystal Springs and has lived there her entire life.

Norwood said she believes Weatherford should have married the Wilsons regardless of the risk to his job.

"That church was their home," she said. "What would Jesus have done? He would have married them, without a doubt, because it's the right thing to do. We're all God's children."

While the Wilsons were not members of the church, they often attended services there, and Te'Andrea's uncle is an employee of the church, and her father is a member. Charles Wilson told WAPT that the couple had planned to join as members after their wedding, which was held July 20.

Weatherford told WLBT-TV in Jackson that he would have liked to marry the couple as planned, but he decided to perform the ceremony elsewhere as a compromise to ensure that the Wilsons could be married while "addressing a need within our congregation."

Norwood, who is black, said her nephew came to worship at First Baptist Church while he was temporarily living with her, having been evacuated from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The church "made him feel at home," she said, but now she wonders whether he would return there when he visits Crystal Springs.

The church is now holding internal meetings to figure out how it should respond to future requests by black couples to be married there, Weatherford told WLBT-TV.

For her part, though, Norwood, who is dating a white man, said that if she and her boyfriend decide to get married, they will likely look for a different venue.

40 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm white and that congregation is wrong.its unreal.god made,us all.sounds like a mt greenwood place

Anonymous said...

We all just want peace and happiness wtf

I Voted For Obama said...

Obama is furious over this one. They can say bye-bye to their tax exempt status.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like another setup just to cause trouble. These two mutts knew that asking to get married in that church would cause a shit storm.

BLACK POWER said...

MISSISSIPPI WILL SOON BECOME THE FIRST STATE TO BE MAJORITY BLACK!!

Anonymous said...

Father Pfleger already has indicated he will marry the couple. See you at the greatest church on the South Side.

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

Just wait, as this church will probably get burnt to the ground in an arson attack.

Fr. Warmhands said...

You stupid fucking bible banging asshole. Marry them animals at your house and see what happens you dick face. Boy do you need a good ass beating

Niggers said...

So do I? Where do we put all the dead niggers?

Anonymous said...

fucking niggers always startin shit. Fuckin yard apes

Anonymous said...

The white church aint looking for a bunch of shitheads to join.

Anonymous said...

That's a compliment to us in mt greenwood. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My grandfather who was white, when he passed away, was not able to be buried in a Catholic cemetery because he was not a member of a particular church or parish.

Typical for niggers, they want something for nothing in return.

Blacks & Browns = cancer, they prove me correct time and time again.

Maybe they can ask Rev. J.J. to marry them or Rev. Al.

Anonymous said...

Hey 3:57 - the wedding had already been booked there so I bet some church functionary noticed they were black.

Sorry but in this day and age, even in mississippi, blacks and whites and others should have the same rights to get married.

Give 'em credit for marrying huh.
And maybe they should sue to teach those rednecks a lesson and help them get started.

I cant stand this type of ignorance

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo!!! 2 more winners of the ghetto lottery....pay up pilgrams!!

Anonymous said...

There is a large sign outside that church which reads, "AVOID THE GROID".

rjp said...

Every church in America should give uo their 501(C)3 status. There is no reason for any charitable institution to need the status unless they want to not pay out what they take in.

If I give Dontavius $500 for cleaning out my gutters I have to 1099 him. If I am a charity and give him $500 ... nothing.

Fuck 501(C)3 status. It's a scam. There are over 10,000 501(C)*'s domiciled in Chicago. There is a shitty negro church van with a handicapped placard parked in front of the Dearborn & Ohio Post Office - free parking and writing off all the mileage ... and you know damn well the person isn't handicapped if they still work at the USPO because they would be off on SSDI if they were, or be claiming a fake work injury.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to get married by the Rev. Jackson at Rainbow Push and they told me no.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Freedom of Religion is going out the same window as Freedom of Speech.

Anonymous said...

The population of Crystal Springs, Miss. is just under 6,000 people. 42% White and 57% Afro-American. 6,000 people? Why is this even a fucking story. Couldn't these two ugly looking Beast find a BLACK church to get married in? Two Negroes going to services in an all White church in Mississippi? Hmmmm. Just looking to create a problem where this none.

Teechur said...

I'm white and that congregation is wrong.its unreal.god made,us all.sounds like a mt greenwood place

July 29, 2012 1:26 AM

Another proud CPS graduate. You are an example of what is wrong with the world today. Why shouldn't white people have a say in what their church does or does not do? We have Black History Month, Black TV, Black Studies, Blacks-Only Quotas in everything from hiring to construction contracts to scholarships. "God made us all?" God also made scorpions, crocodiles, brown recluse spiders and grizzly bears - does that mean we have to sit next to one in church? Get real, loser, and lay off the sauce, it's bringing out your stupidity.

Anonymous said...

Good Grief, next they'll sue for membership into the KKK...
What is this nation becoming? See what you started Rosa Parks? I wonder if my kids can get full rides to Grambling or Brown Universities? I don't think so.

Anonymous said...

Is he also furious over the daily robbery,rape,beatings& murder of whites by niggers in his supposed honetown of chicago and all over the world????

Anonymous said...

BLACK POWER said...

MISSISSIPPI WILL SOON BECOME THE FIRST STATE TO BE MAJORITY BLACK!!


Look at where Mississippi comes out last where coming out first is better. Look where Mississippi comes out first where last is better.

If all of the niggers in the US decided to move to Mississippi and leave the rest of the country to whites we would help you make the move.

Anonymous said...

WTF why cant you respect that hey your not fucken wanted there end of story! you have plenty of fucken churches around why this one, its obvious u went in there to cause a problem and these poor people are getting a bad name cause of you, get the fuck out of there go somewhere else. Stop fucken being so victimize for everything. You wont see my mexican ass go to a ghetto church or a muslim temple to try to get married WTF man does everything you do have to be a race card issue....

Anonymous said...

they look stupid

Anonymous said...

There is your typical Christian Church...hypocritical mother fuckers every last one of them!

Worship some made up guy...there you go...very smart!!!

Anonymous said...

That guy looks like a black Charlie Brown and that ho looks like a black Lucy with her straight hair and all.

Anonymous said...

Go smoke a pole you Yankee faggot

Anonymous said...

Why do niggers want to go where we don't want them.

Anonymous said...

Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass AKA the Stomach smokes pole

look for the hillbilly @ WWW.SSACOP.COM

he's the very unfortunate looking walrus with the bad mustache and lard hanging from his fat face

Anonymous said...

if whites were dumb enough to try to get married in a nigger church and were denied they'd say freedom of speech.then nancy grace whom i hope someone slices the tits off of and throat too would say they had no business there.hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Lets go to the white church and raise hell if they don't marry us.

Anonymous said...

Who gets married in Mississippi?

Viva Las Vegas!

Anonymous said...

" BLACK POWER said...

MISSISSIPPI WILL SOON BECOME THE FIRST STATE TO BE MAJORITY BLACK!!"

Ah... Niggers and numbers:

Mississippi
White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 60.0% USA TOTAL 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 37.3% USA TOTAL 13.1%

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/28000.html

60/40 split. Still a lot of niggers are there.

State population of Mississippi?
Population, 2011 estimate 2,978,512

Chicago Total Population:
2,707,120

This city has about the same number of people as a whole hick state!!

noone90210 said...

Good Grief, next they'll sue for membership into the KKK...

Historically and surprisingly, Black KKK membership has already occurred.

Anonymous said...

He's not black he's beige.

I Voted For Obama said...

Nope.

Anonymous said...

1. Jesus was olive colored not white. 2. God made the lower class(peon or whites) in masses to server the smaller upperclass(blacks). 3. Sue the fuck out that church, then burn the racist bitch down. 4. Eliminate all racists from the face of the earth, especially white American backwoods trash whose non education having ass think white power is supreme. 5. Remember you dumb fucks brought us here cause u were too lazy to work.
Btw, more blacks per capita have college degrees and higher incomes than whites

Anonymous said...

You got to be high.