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"The Help" didn't help: Church in Jackson, Miss., refuses to marry black couple

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    All was well until the couple did the rehearsal two days before the wedding and some of the old guard saw what was happening and complained to the pastor. It is 2012, right?

    But I guess we know what became of Two Slice Hilly.
  2. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Does the congregation like Chick-Fil-A?
  3. zimbabwe

    zimbabwe Active Member

    Typical liberals, preaching "tolerance" until its a church standing up for its values.
  4. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    That's an awful story. What in the heck was that pastor thinking?
  5. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Sounds like it was a small group in the church and that the pastor has no spine. Most of the congregation sounds ashamed this happened.
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    Does the small group provide most of the budget?
  7. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    That small group that protested are just worried their marriages will be diminished.
  8. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    another article I saw on this hinted at the couple fearing the possibility of their membership being revoked so they didn't want to press the issue. Why not revoke the membership of the five or six who pushed for them not to be married there?
  9. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

  10. Yodel

    Yodel Active Member

    Unfortunately, many rural churches in the south have no interest in truly being Christians. It's a social club that has a marginally religious feel to it.
  11. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Mississippi really has made great strides on racial issues.
    And then I read something like this, and I just want to slap my forehead. How, in 2012, can anyone -- even in small-town Mississippi -- think this is acceptable. Just shameful.

    Oh, and since nit-picking is part of what we do around here, the thread title is a bit off. The church is in Crystal Springs, which is about 25 miles south of Jackson. It's not even a suburb. It's its own small town.
  12. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    Maybe the shit-pie eater is kin to the preacher.
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