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US church in race row for refusing to wed black couple

30 July 2012 Last updated at 12:33 BST

A black couple were turned away from the church they attended regularly because of a minority of people who did not want their marriage to take place there.

Charles and Te'Andrea Wilson wanted to exchange their vows at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, but the pastor told them the ceremony could not be held.

Joe Barnes, anchor and reporter for WLBT television in Jackson, Mississippi, told 5 liveUp All Night what happened.

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