Community Rallies In Support Of Black Couple Blocked By Church (VIDEO)

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Hundreds of people turned out in Crystal Springs, Miss., to support an African-American couple who says a predominantly white Baptist church where they planned to wed turned them away because of race.

The city of Crystal Springs organized the rally to send a message of unity, NBC affiliate WLBT of Jackson, Miss., reported. People held hands in prayer while First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs pastor Rev. Stan Weatherford and New Zion United Methodist Church pastor Rev. Fitzgerald Lovett embraced.

“I pray that God will take a very difficult situation and that he will turn it into good and that we will move beyond tolerating each other,” Weatherford told WLBT.

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