Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples

Date: 01-12-2011 8:29 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Millenium
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TOMAHAWK, Ky (Reuters) - A vote to bar interracial couples from a small church in eastern Kentucky has triggered hand-wringing and embarrassment.
Nine members of Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church backed their former pastor, with six opposed, in Sunday's vote to bar interracial couples from church membership and worship activities. Funerals were excluded.



The vote was taken after most of the 40 people who attended Sunday services had left the church in Pike County, near the border with West Virginia. Many members left to avoid the vote.
Most members of the church "didn't want anything to do with this," said longtime church official Dean Harville, whose daughter and her black fiance had drawn pastor Melvin Thompson's ire.
At services earlier this year, Stella Harville, 24, who is working on her master's degree in optical engineering, sang "I Surrender All" with her fiance, Ticha Chikuni, 29, a Zimbabwe native, according to her father. Chikuni, an employee at Georgetown College in Kentucky, played the piano.
"There didn't appear to be any problem," Dean Harville said on Wednesday. "None whatsoever."
But Harville said Thompson told him the couple would not be allowed to sing at the church again. Thompson resigned in August but would not drop the issue.
Thompson told a local radio outlet, "I do not believe in interracial marriages, and I do not believe this (ban) will give our church a black eye at all."
He could not be reached for comment.
The move has drawn scrutiny from the hierarchy of the Freewill Baptist Church, Harville said.
"This kind of thing brands all of us so easily," said Randy Johnson, president of the Pike County Ministerial Association. "That's not who we are. From all the churches I've talked to so far, it's really not anger so much as it is shock."

These white men are practicing anti-Christ in the name of church. They legalized homosexual and now they want to stop people from different tribes from marrying. I just pray Naija will not follow them.

Posted: at 1-12-2011 08:29 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- osesunday at 1-12-2011 10:08 PM (10 years ago)
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we get enough artist 4 9ja sef, make deh invite dem
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- Simon-Zeletus at 1-12-2011 10:20 PM (10 years ago)
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Na waoooooooo what is all about church
Posted: at 1-12-2011 10:20 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- lopez2424 at 1-12-2011 10:25 PM (10 years ago)
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  Shocked Shocked Disgusting. These people should be ashamed of themselves. We all bleed red.Religion - breakfast of idiots.

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- malamy at 1-12-2011 10:42 PM (10 years ago)
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The church don tire!
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- lifedestiny at 1-12-2011 10:56 PM (10 years ago)
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 now end time is very near this one is not writting in the bible .
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- MilleniumMan at 1-12-2011 11:02 PM (10 years ago)
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This is racism in the church.
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- PhroStylishMe at 1-12-2011 11:03 PM (10 years ago)
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looooool i wonder which kind of Bible dey use loool
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- Ask_For_Email at 1-12-2011 11:27 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: MilleniumMan on  1-12-2011 11:02 PM
This is racism in the church.
Racism in the church isn't new. It was racism that made them use Christianity to civilize you savages in Africa
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- Ask_For_Email at 1-12-2011 11:28 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: lifedestiny on  1-12-2011 10:56 PM
now end time is very near this one is not writting in the bible .
Who told you so?
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- Ask_For_Email at 1-12-2011 11:29 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: PhroStylishMe on  1-12-2011 11:03 PM
looooool i wonder which kind of Bible dey use loool
Don't hurt yourself laughing. Surprise surprise, they using the same bible as you are.
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- PhroStylishMe at 1-12-2011 11:46 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: Ask_For_Email on  1-12-2011 11:29 PM
Don't hurt yourself laughing. Surprise surprise, they using the same bible as you are.

well dey may own d same one i do, bt dey defenetly dont use of the Word of God Tongue
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- PhroStylishMe at 1-12-2011 11:48 PM (10 years ago)
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*make use, sry
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- Ask_For_Email at 1-12-2011 11:55 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: PhroStylishMe on  1-12-2011 11:46 PM
well dey may own d same one i do, bt dey defenetly dont use of the Word of God Tongue
Let's not play word games. They are using God's word. It was the same word they used to civilize the savages in Africa. You don't think it was about racism and money, when Missionaries went to Africa to spread the Word?

Has the word changed? No. Same God's Word.
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- PhroStylishMe at 2-12-2011 12:02 AM (10 years ago)
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is ok ^^ whatever^^ am nt goin to say anyth abt dat coz its anyway of no use ^^ just dat usin d Word of God means actin accordin to it. And God doesn see black nor white, free nor slave, and so on. when God looks at us he sees those who are Christ and dose who are non Christ, dats it ^^ bt doesn matter anyway^^ hav a nice evenin Tongue
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- innocentbola at 2-12-2011 12:07 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: PhroStylishMe on  2-12-2011 12:02 AM
is ok ^^ whatever^^ am nt goin to say anyth abt dat coz its anyway of no use ^^ just dat usin d Word of God means actin accordin to it. And God doesn see black nor white, free nor slave, and so on. when God looks at us he sees those who are Christ and dose who are non Christ, dats it ^^ bt doesn matter anyway^^ hav a nice evenin Tongue

You very correct...
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- nickyvil at 2-12-2011 12:27 AM (10 years ago)
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God help us this is bad
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- nickyvil at 2-12-2011 12:28 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: PhroStylishMe on  2-12-2011 12:02 AM
is ok ^^ whatever^^ am nt goin to say anyth abt dat coz its anyway of no use ^^ just dat usin d Word of God means actin accordin to it. And God doesn see black nor white, free nor slave, and so on. when God looks at us he sees those who are Christ and dose who are non Christ, dats it ^^ bt doesn matter anyway^^ hav a nice evenin Tongue

i love u darling for that Kiss
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- Skillz4love at 2-12-2011 01:35 AM (10 years ago)
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 God help us 4rom all dis mess nd all diz white menz dat make demself gods dey will still suffer 4 dia sinz
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- livingday at 2-12-2011 02:21 AM (10 years ago)
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Some egg-head racists! Imagine same-sex marriage going on under his long nose and yet his impudence of racism.
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