"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 10:2
“The church congregation (of First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi), had decided no black could be married at that church, and that if he went on to marry her, then they would vote him out the church,” said Charles Wilson, WLBT-TV in Jackson reports.
Insiders say five or six members went to Weatherford (the Pastor) after seeing the couple’s wedding rehearsal the Thursday night before their Saturday wedding. Weatherford said he was surprised by the reaction of some church members.”
Wilson (the groom) said he understands Weatherford was caught in a difficult position and he still likes the pastor, but he also thinks the pastor should have stood up to the members who didn’t want the couple to marry in the church, the newspaper reports.” More lunacy: here
This is what I mean by the blatant idiocy (here ) on full display recently, in Dallas, Texas. Thuggish behavior for the sake of thuggish behavior, when there was no need. The more rational and civil approach is to create chaos for a reason. Here’s at least one reason. Here is an example of a few in the congratulation, who’s gripe was the marriage of a black couple in their white church. A great reason to riot! Well honestly, no.
Some in this church were opposed. That’s their bias and they will be ‘bearing that cross’ in real time. They proved themselves to be fools over something as simple as skin tone. That bigotry will come back to bite them in the behind, as all bigotry does. They no doubt, claim or assume themselves to be “Christians” and yet they chose such shallow and ungodly like behavior.
But the couple made other plans for their nuptials, which was the ‘Christian’ and responsible thing to do. Let the devil do his work and they can keep your hands clean. That’s usually the best approach, especially if they themselves are Believers. You have to display your belief and trust, in your Defender to work these things out.
The minister, Weatherford, should have taken those few members by the scruff of the neck and given them a well deserved, stern but polite ‘come to Jesus’ talk, regarding their un-Christ like attitude. And then shown them the door, if they were unwilling, or incapable, of “seeing the light” and err of their ways. Then he could have had the church welcome the wedding party . . . and new members. Alas, a moment that is now lost.