July 30 2012, 10:49 PM
siddharthasmama:

dakotapuma:

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.
— by Alon Harish writing for ABC News (July 28, 2012)

Okay, y’all. Time to play a game.
Show of hands how many people still think we live in a post racial society.
And to think, just 2 years ago, Mississippi residents voted an overwhelming 49~% in disagreement to interracial marriages.

#oh but racism isn’t real #oh but traditional christian values

siddharthasmama:

dakotapuma:

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.

— by Alon Harish writing for ABC News (July 28, 2012)

Okay, y’all. Time to play a game.

Show of hands how many people still think we live in a post racial society.

And to think, just 2 years ago, Mississippi residents voted an overwhelming 49~% in disagreement to interracial marriages.

#oh but racism isn’t real #oh but traditional christian values

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