Miss. Church Apologizes for Refusing Black Couple's Wedding

The couple had been told their wedding plans made some congregants uncomfortable.


A predominantly white church in Mississippi that sparked outrage for refusing to marry a black couple in its chapel has issued an apology, but the newlyweds said on Monday that church leaders had not personally told them they were sorry.

In a statement read at its service and posted online on Sunday, First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs said it never should have asked Te'Andrea Henderson Wilson and Charles Wilson to relocate their July 21 ceremony.