your cited stories are very vague on the actual details i want to know. if they had the hall reserved, and paid for the ceremony and the accommodations they should be suing the church for breach of contract, and civil rights violations.
they are not doing that.
it all smells fishy
the pastor marrying them in a different location is non sequitor
the allegations that some of the congregation are racist is also non sequitor
basically CNN's lack of skill at reporting the facts makes most of their reportage non sequitor.