I am just stunned that this kind of thing is still happening. When will we get past all this nonsense?!
Answer by adnilm at 9:07 AM on Jul. 29, 2012
Answer by frogdawg at 12:37 PM on Jul. 29, 2012
Answer by texasgurl33 at 8:32 AM on Jul. 29, 2012
"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."
Seriously?? WTF?? Those people should be ashamed of themselves.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 10:15 AM on Jul. 29, 2012
Holy shit, this is added to the list of why I don't live in the South..
So you are showing your extreme open mindedness by lumping together an entire group of people and judging them by the actions of a few......Sooooo I am to deduce that you also avoid Muslims because of the multitude of stories of that religion's violence? I think the word you are looking for is Hypocrite.
As for the church....if they hold this bigoted view WHY would you WANT to get married there. Like all other things (business, groups, people) that hold these views they will be put out of business, or left with few friends, due to their own stupidity. What is sad is it seems this a church they had BEEN going to. How awful to find out those you thought were your community turned against you! However it does no one any good to swing the pendulum of overly judgmental to the far other side.....
Answer by momof030404 at 12:02 PM on Jul. 29, 2012
Answer by NotPanicking at 7:25 PM on Jul. 29, 2012
Answer by Rnurse at 9:31 AM on Jul. 29, 2012
That is disgusting. I think there are many areas that still discriminate in the USA but we don't hear about them often enough. The truth is hidden. And there were even segregated Proms in the South recently-maybe some still ARE! Its so sad. http://www.southernstudies.org/2009/07/culture-beat-prom-night-in-black-and-white.html
People still secretly keep the races apart in many families , churches , neighborhoods and businesses. Everywhere.It shouldn't be that way.
Answer by lga1965 at 6:37 PM on Jul. 29, 2012
Answer by adnilm at 9:09 AM on Jul. 29, 2012
"Holy shit, this is added to the list of why I don't live in the South. To verbalize and give any sort of weight to this sort of racism is beyond words." [adnilm]
Mississippi DOES NOT represent the entire South. What an asinine and bigoted thing to say. That's like saying that you are a representation of all Catholics and that they are all as hateful towards others as you tend to be.
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 12:58 PM on Jul. 29, 2012