Couple can't have wedding in church because they are black

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  1. go2church

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  3. Squire Robertsson

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    From what I've heard the congregation was split on the question. Though, the pastor did perform the wedding in another church building.
     
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    Again, this is crazy. If the Bride's dad is a member and they have been attending the church, why was there even a question to split?

    This is shameful. Yet the pastor is taking the beating for something precipitated by five or six unknown people.

    Adding him to my prayer list.
     
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    A principled Christian pastor would have stood against his racist congregation and married them there anyway.

    He missed a golden opportunity to serve God instead of sinful man.
     
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    I would not remain as a part of such a church as that. Such bigotry among people claiming to be Christians, but who aren't living it, is inexcusable.
     
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    Another opportunity for the world to ridicule Baptists . . . and all Christians.

    How can we reach the world for Christ if we demonstrate hatred for half of the world’s population?
     
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    I'm not saying the congregation doesn't have more than its share of folks who are dumber than a box of hammers.
     
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    This was a moment for a pastor to worry more about biblical fidelity than a cushy paycheck. While I sympathize with his struggle against significant (this isn't a power issue) members, the pastoral leadership moment was one where he should have stepped out and put away these members. Being fired would have been a medal of honor.

    That said...the SBC should remove this church just like they removed Broadway Baptist in Ft Worth, though for different reasons.
     

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