God Bless America

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  1. blairg

    blairg loving Mari

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    A MISSISSIPPI couple was told by a pastor that they could not get married at their church because they were black. Pastor Stan Weatherford told ABC television on Saturday that there had never been a wedding for blacks at the First Baptist Church in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, since it was opened in 1883.
    He said some of the white congregation so virulently opposed the wedding of Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson, who are black, that they threatened to have him fired.
    Mr Weatherford, a pastor who is white, offered to wed the Wilsons down the road at a mostly black church, he told the network.
    "My 9-year-old was going to the church with us. How would you say to your 9-year-old daughter, 'We cannot get married here because, guess what sweetie, we're black,'" Charles Wilson told ABC's affiliate WAPT-TV.

    The would-be groom told WAPT that the couple intended to join the church as members after their wedding, which was planned for July 20. Until they got the bad news that forced them to move their ceremony to another church where it was held on July 21.
    Locals voiced shock at the pastor's move.
    "That church was their home," said local resident Theresa Norwood, 48. "What would Jesus have done? He would have married them, without a doubt, because it's the right thing to do. We're all God's children," she said.

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    good for him.
     
  3. MrWarmth

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    Uppity Nigras

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  4. blairg

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    this thread is going all wrong :facepalm:
     
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    jackie the jerk Not Mexican VIP

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  6. Shivvy

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    if you dont like america, you can get out
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    wrong. its going exactly right :c
     
  8. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ You're so pusillanimous, oh yea.

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    didn't read
     
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    and next they'll want to learn how to read. then we're in trouble
     
  10. blairg

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    I'm in shock, I always thought Mississipi was one of the more tolerant states :dontknow:
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    how come the ones that claim to be the most educated are the ones that cant speak?
     
  12. gilaet

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    Stop being racist, blairg.
     
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    no :mad:
     
  14. Shivvy

    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    hes despicable
     
  15. blairg

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    black people are the ones to blame for Trayvon Martins shooting. have I done this rant before?
     
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    gilaet Xanax Service Dog Staff Member

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    Gingers and blacks should stick together. :grad:
     
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    you might have. but i avoided your threads for about a month not too long ago
     
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    Shivvy 100k Post Club

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    im more afraid of gingers
     
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    Dude answers his own question