JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A church that wouldn't allow a black couple to get married in its sanctuary has apologized.
The First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs posted the apology on its website Sunday, saying it was seeking "forgiveness and reconciliation" with Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson, their family and friends and God.
The Wilsons had planned to get married at the predominantly white church July 21, but some members objected to the Rev. Stan Weatherford after the couple held a rehearsal. The Wilsons have said that Weatherford, the pastor, told them he could be fired if the wedding was held in his church.
The couple moved their wedding to a predominantly black church, where Weatherford officiated. But the Wilsons decried their treatment, attracting attention. The town held a racial unity rally July 30.