A Mississippi church that’s been taking the heat for not allowing a black couple to marry in its sanctuary is coming under fire again.
While the church posted an apology on its website, Charles Wilson and Te’Andrea Henderson Wilson, the couple who was forced to relocate their wedding, says they still haven’t received a personal apology from anyone in the church.
Critical thinking says:
This highlights yet again how some people refuse to be accepting of everyone. For church members in particular, how is this Christ-like behavior? Every single person who discriminated against this couple should be required to give an in-person and sincere apology, or be banned from the church.
While the pastor involved never discriminated against the couple and still went on to marry them, he should have had the guts as a figure in the community to standup to his congregation and fight for what was right. Until we standup to this kind of discrimination, it will never stop.
As America continues to become more diverse, we need to continue beating the drum of racial equality and desegregation through education in schools, public service platforms and especially in churches. The more we do, the stronger our country will become.
Does it really matter if you’re black, white, gay or straight? Educated Americans know regardless of creed, color or sexual orientation, we should be left alone to pursue our own version of the American dream. Would the average American allow a bully to beat up a little kid? No, but that’s exactly what’s still happening to many minorities.
It’s time we welcome everyone into our culture as equals and allow people to live life on their own terms.
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