Monday, August 6, 2012

Church Apologizes

A Mississippi church is apologizing for refusing to allow a Black couple to marry in its sanctuary. The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs released a statement that said in part:
“We, the church, realize that the Hendersons and Wilsons should never have been asked to relocate their wedding. This wrong decision resulted in hurt and sadness for everyone. Both the pastor and those involved in the wedding location being changed have expressed their regrets and sorrow for their actions. As a church, we express our apology to Te’Andrea and Charles Wilson for the hurt that was brought to them in the hours preceding their wedding and beyond. We are seeking forgiveness and reconciliation with our Lord Jesus Christ, Te’Andrea and Charles, family and friends of the Hendersons and Wilsons, our church family, and our community for the actions and attitudes that have recently occurred,
Te’Andrea and Charles Wilson were asked at the last minute to move their ceremony last month. The pastor performed the ceremony at a nearby church. They said they haven't directly heard from the church.

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