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Monday, July 30, 2012

White Church Spurns Black Wedding

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2012, 06:41 AM

If this story from CNN is correct, shame on this "church" (First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, MS) that calls itself a house of God and yet would not allow a black couple to be married within its, ahem, hallowed walls.

How did that Sunday School hymn go? "Red and Yellow, Black and White, all are precious in His sight." Precious enough to get married in "your" church? Yep.

Fortunately, there may be more to the story. A report from WLBT.com indicates that not every church member agrees that the black couple should have been excluded and that, in fact, "members say it was a small group that expressed those [racist] views."

Diversity of skin color is good. It is a wonder of the Creator's bounty, and any person not defined by idols of black or white or red or yellow or brown (and their attendant so-called "value systems") is thereby liberated to enjoy and, yes, revel in this good gift of God.

It's time to wise up, people. There is right and wrong, but there is no such thing as a "White value system" or "Black value system," etc., etc. Unless you are a racist or entangled in racist thoughtforms, that is.

Love and humanness transcend skin and color. Character takes us back to who the Creator is and to who we are as human beings created in his image as signficant beings of infinite worth.

May the recently married couple, Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson, enjoy a lifetime of love and growth together. 

And may that group of people in Crystal Springs undergo corporate repentance. And then follow Jesus. He wasn't White, but he loves you anyway.