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Old 07-27-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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Wedding Banned: Black Couple Told They Can't Wed In Baptist Church

 
Old 07-28-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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That is terrible! However, if they were members of the church, people may have been more receptive. As it stands now, they will certainly worship elsewhere.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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That's awful for sure, but that is no more indicative of the majority of people in Mississippi than Westboro Baptist Church is of the people of Kansas.

That church will have to answer for their actions, and to me they aren't real Christians if they are going to be that way.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 11:31 AM
 
Location: North Jackson
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That's awful for sure, but that is no more indicative of the majority of people in Mississippi than Westboro Baptist Church is of the people of Kansas.
It's not the majority of people in MS who behave this way. But there is a significant minority who do. And they haven't gone away, they haven't died off, they're still here, teaching this behavior to their own children and grandchildren.

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That church will have to answer for their actions, and to me they aren't real Christians if they are going to be that way.
Answer to whom? Who will they answer to? If the leadership of the church wants it that way, then that's the way it will be. They don't answer to anyone.

Please stop being naive.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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It's not the majority of people in MS who behave this way. But there is a significant minority who do. And they haven't gone away, they haven't died off, they're still here, teaching this behavior to their own children and grandchildren.

Answer to whom? Who will they answer to? If the leadership of the church wants it that way, then that's the way it will be. They don't answer to anyone.

Please stop being naive.

I believe jhadorn means those who decided the couple couldn't be married in that church will have to answer to "the man upstairs".
 
Old 07-28-2012, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Originally Posted by JacksonPanther View Post
It's not the majority of people in MS who behave this way. But there is a significant minority who do. And they haven't gone away, they haven't died off, they're still here, teaching this behavior to their own children and grandchildren.

Answer to whom? Who will they answer to? If the leadership of the church wants it that way, then that's the way it will be. They don't answer to anyone.

Please stop being naive.
You should fully understand my statement before calling me naive, and it should have at least crossed your mind that when I said they will have to answer for their actions that I meant they would have to answer to God.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Central Maryland
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Before a few people here fall all over themselves in an attempt to make themselves look good. Black churches, I'm certain, will do the exact same thing all over this country and nobody bats an eye. Believe it or not, not all people want an enforced and artificial togetherness with people whom they have little to nothing in common. There are still younger white people who aren't on the verge of 'dying out' who have simply no interest in knowing black people as close friends, etc; the opposite is also frequently true {GASP!} If you believe otherwise then you aren't grounded in reality--Jackson Panther--. There is no hostility or harm in that attitude.

Live in other parts of the U.S. that don't have the 'dreaded' history of the deep South and it's still not quite the sweet rainbow of races that some may think.

I can't stand people who pander and/or grovel to people that have an agenda like the OP. Get over it.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Freedomtown, US
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Dude, seriously, it's Mississippi and they're "Southern Baptists". Are you really that surprised? -_-
 
Old 07-28-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Freedomtown, US
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If they were members of the church, people may have been more receptive.
LOL why stick up for these small-minded people? They're idiots and most likely just typical southern trash. This is not at all surprising story. Just a group of people doing what is expected of them.

The last time I read the Bible, Jesus was all about the "oneness" of humanity, love, peace, supporting the poor, frugality, and humility etc." I don't follow religion (I think for MYSELF) but I do follow most of Jesus' teachings because I believe they can be good if practiced the way that Jesus himself intended. It's always funny to me how Atheists (like myself) are more in line with Jesus's teachings than actual Christians themselves. That is just really embarrassing.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Before a few people here fall all over themselves in an attempt to make themselves look good. Black churches, I'm certain, will do the exact same thing all over this country and nobody bats an eye. Believe it or not, not all people want an enforced and artificial togetherness with people whom they have little to nothing in common. There are still younger white people who aren't on the verge of 'dying out' who have simply no interest in knowing black people as close friends, etc; the opposite is also frequently true {GASP!} If you believe otherwise then you aren't grounded in reality--Jackson Panther--. There is no hostility or harm in that attitude.

Live in other parts of the U.S. that don't have the 'dreaded' history of the deep South and it's still not quite the sweet rainbow of races that some may think.

I can't stand people who pander and/or grovel to people that have an agenda like the OP. Get over it.
Where did you get the information that Black churches do the same?? I remember a few years ago that the church that I go to switched pastors with one with a White congregation and nobody stormed out or got upset about it.

The pastor is a coward and he missed a moment to practice what he preaches, so to say. And the people in the congregation who had a problem with it need to check themselves and discover what the true purpose of the church is.
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