Monday, July 30, 2012

Banned At The Chapel

Here is another of these types of stories that I hate to write....Here is another of these types of stories where I scratch my head and what little bit of hair that I have left and ask myself.....In this day and time...2012...You still have this going on?

Look at this couple...They are both black, African-American.....It's a male and a female, so they are straight....They are not inter-racial and yet a predominately white baptist church voted to ban them from being married in their church...What am I missing here?

Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson were looking forward to saying "I do" in the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Miss. on July 21. But the day before their Big Day, their pastor told them their wedding had been cancelled.

Fox 6 in Alabama reports that the couple had booked the church and distributed invitations only to find out that the church's congregation had decided that the Wilsons, an African American couple, could not tie the knot in their church.

"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 [the pastor] out the church," Charles Wilson told Fox.

The Wilsons regularly attend the predominantly white church, though they are not members.

Even though the U.S. elected its first African American president in 2008, and the Civil Rights movement was successful more than 40 years ago, the Deep South is still apparently struggling with racism. In March, almost 30 percent of likely GOP voters polled said that they thought  all inter-racial marriages should be illegal.

Are you serious?  This is 2012, Not 1912.  Which is why when these evangelicals get in a froth about gay marriage and other things ,I look at them all side eyed....These are the same people who championed segregation and who think inter-racial marriage was or is wrong...They use the same bible to try and justify their narrow mindedness..

I don't worship the same God that these people claim to worship...A God that justifies blind hatred and narrow mindedness and just plain stupidity....I bet'cha some of these people's heads explodes when they are forced to think too rationally or too long about any one subject...

All I can say in closing is God , help them!

1 comment:

James Perkins said...

Stupidity and intolerance are ageless Keith!


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