Te’Andrea and Charles Wilson had planned to marry at First Baptist, a predominantly white church, in July.
The couple was told that they would have to move the wedding to a different church. First Baptist Pastor Stan Weatherford said a small minority in his church opposed the wedding and thus to avoid conflict he decided to perform the wedding at a nearby church.
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The Wilsons would have been the first black couple to marry at the 150-year-old church.
The move was met by protest by the public as word spread.
“As a church, we express our apology to Te’Andrea and Charles Wilson for the hurt that was brought to them in the hours preceding their wedding and beyond,.e, the church, realize that the Hendersons and Wilsons should never have been asked to relocate their wedding. This wrong decision resulted in hurt and sadness for everyone. Both the pastor and those involved in the wedding location being changed have expressed their regrets and sorrow for their actions.We are seeking forgiveness and reconciliation with our Lord Jesus Christ, Te’Andrea and Charles, family and friends of the Hendersons and Wilsons, our church family, and our community for the actions and attitudes that have recently occurred.”
Still upset by the incident, Charles Wilson said he believes the church is “misleading the public,” according to CNN.
“The pastor has not spoken to us since a couple days after the incident. We have not heard from the pastor or any church official since the incident.”
What do you think? Is it too little too late? Did public out cry make it hard for this to get ignored? Tell us what you think.
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