Church Blocks Black Couple’s Wedding In Mississippi

“A Jackson, Miss., couple’s dream of exchanging vows in the church they had been attending was dashed last week when the church pastor told them that some members had complained about the black couple getting married in the predominantly white First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs…”.* Ana Kasparian, Cenk Uygur, and Steve Oh discuss on The Young Turks. *Read more here from Jimmie E. Gates and Alex Mcdaniel via The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger/USA Today: Video courtesy of WLBT TV. Support The Young Turks by Subscribing Like Us on Facebook: Follow Us on Twitter: Buy TYT Merch: Find out how to watch The Young Turks on Current by clicking here:

7 area same-sex couples marry in Washington, D.C.

7 area same-sex couples marry in Washington, D.C.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Monday morning, seven same-sex couples offered up a toast to their new marriages at the Holy Covenant United Church of Christ.  The couples just returned from a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., where they were legally married. However, because of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, individual states — including North Carolina, do not have to recognize same-sex marriages …
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Mozart’s Requiem comes alive with CWRU Orchestra, Case Concert Choir, Church of the Covenant Choir
Last Saturday, The Church of the Covenant was so packed, one would suspect it were Easter Sunday or midnight Mass. The ground level was limited to standing room, and guests dragged fold-out chairs in the balcony to create extra seating. Even the side balconies had to be opened to accommodate waiting guests.
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Church donation plates now take credit cards in Fresno
FRESNO — Long ago, people gave God parts of their livelihood — goats, sheep, wheat and barley. Much later, they began plopping money into collection plates.
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