I was shocked! Completely shocked and appalled to read that a black couple – not a bi-racial, not a same-sex couple – a black man and woman were denied by the congregation to be wed in the Baptist Church they attended.
The Wilsons attended a predominantly white First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, MS, but were not actually members of the church. The wedding day was set, invitations sent, but the day before the wedding was to take place, the pastor of the church gave Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson the shocking bad news.
“The church congregation had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if he went on to marry her, then they would vote him [the pastor] out the church,” said Charles Wilson.