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Only in America: A whites-only wedding policy

A black couple is barred from getting married at their chosen church — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Mississippi couple was barred from getting wed in a predominantly white church because they are black. Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson had already mailed out invitations when the pastor told them his Baptist congregation had decided that "no black could be married at the church." The Wilsons were married elsewhere, but expressed shock over such bigotry from people "who call themselves Christians."