*The church that brought international attention to a small Mississippi town issued a moving apology Sunday reports ClarionLedger.com, admitting that any church is made up of people who “intentionally, at times, choose not to follow the Lord’s will.”
The page-long statement issued by First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs is a step toward the reconciliation church members have said they longed for since a few weeks ago when a black couple was told they were not allowed to wed in the predominantly white church.
“As a church, we express our apology to Te’Andrea and Charles Wilson for the hurt that was brought to them in the hours preceding their wedding and beyond,” the statement read.
The bride’s family, the Hendersons, continued to attend the church, saying that they had faith in Pastor Stan Weatherford and the congregation, and felt the moving of the wedding was simply due to some unfriendly church members.
A photo sent to The Clarion-Ledger by a congregant of the church shows what the member said was another black family joining the church on Sunday.
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