Phil Bryant says it’s ‘unfortunate’ church blocked black wedding

Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday it is “unfortunate” that a predominantly white church in the state wouldn’t allow a black couple to get married in its sanctuary.

Bryant said Mississippi should encourage the union of any couple — as long as the couple is made up of a man and a woman.

Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson say they weren’t allowed to marry in July at First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, a small town south of Jackson.

Gulf Live
8/2/12