Black couple barred from marrying in Mississippi church
It’s 2012, but some bad attitudes die hard.
Charles and Te’ Andrea Wilson were to be married in the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. The wedding invitations were printed and distributed. But then, on the eve of their wedding day, came the news. The pastor telling them that the congregation voted and forbade him from officiating at their wedding in the church because they are black. If the pastor defied the congregation, Wilson said, he would be fired.