Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples, Refuses To Perform Marriages

So apparently Jesus loves all little children of the world. Yep, red and yellow black and white who as the sionf says are precious in his sight. But err, don’t tell that to the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, Kentucky. I guess according to them, it’s OK for Jesus to love all of the children of the world, just as long as they don’t get the idea to love or marry one another. I’m not sure just where in the Bible this particular law of God is written, but I’m sure if asked, the pastor of this church might be able to point that out.

Sure I want to call this just another case of your every day racism. However, when it comes to God’s law, according to many, I can’t. Never mind how the words of the Bible is misinterpreted by many, or even twisted to push agendas. Yep, never mind that. What’s important is that it is indeed inspired by the good Lord himself no matter what anyone says.

Sounds like somebody is taking this “free will” thing a bit too far:

In a move to “promote greater unity” among its body and the Pike County community it serves, a small Kentucky church voted to ban interracial couples from membership and from participating in certain worship activities, reports.

Though reminiscent of some Jim Crow-era mandate, the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church actually made the decision earlier this month, following a visit from 24-year-old Stella Harville, daughter of the church’s secretary and clerk, and her 29-year-old fiance, Ticha Chikuni, a native of Zimbabwe.

According to Harville’s father, Dean Harville, Stella brought Chikuni to the church in June where they performed a song for the congregation.

Following the visit, former pastor Melvin Thompson told Harville that his daughter and her fiance could not sing at the church again. Thompson later proposed that the church go on record saying that while all people were welcome to attend public worship services there, the church did not condone interracial marriage.

His proposal, which was accepted by a 9-6 vote last week, also suggested that married interracial couples be prohibited from becoming members and used in worship activities, except for funerals.

“It’s not the spirit of the community in any way, shape or form,” said Randy Johnson, president of the Pike County Ministerial Association, according to

While Pike County and the surrounding community come to grips with the church’s decision, researchers at Ohio State University and Cornell University say black-white marriages in the United States are soaring, increasing threefold, from 3 percent in 1980 to 10.7 percent in 2008. (source)

Question: will there be racist Christians in heaven?