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Marriage of blacks prohibited in church in the southern U.S.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Marriage of blacks prohibited in church in the southern U.S.

 

 
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A Baptist church in Mississippi, United States, officially denied the marriage of a couple because they were African Americans.  This most recent event denotes the persistent racism in the northern nation.

Charles and Andrea Wilson thought about getting married at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs (south), but the main priest forbade the ceremony on the grounds that the mostly-white congregation would object.

Because we are black, some  of the faithful have protested already that we cannot marry in the church where we thought we were wanted as dear brothers in the faith, commented Charles Wilson on CNN.... MORE

SourcePravda.ru

URL: http://english.pravda.ru/society/stories/01-08-2012/121799-us_church_racism-0/

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