Interracial Couple Banned From Kentucky Church

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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, Kentucky.com 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 Kentucky.com.

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.

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Creasy Bear

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According to Harville's father, Dean Harville, Stella brought Chikuni to the church in June where they performed a song for the congregation.
I would've paid cash money to see that. That had to be fucking priceless. A lily white trash broad and her coal black African Mandingo up in front of a bunch Baptist Bible Billy and Betty Bob hayseeds singing the praises of the Jeebus in Ticha Chikuni's native Zimbabwe language of clicks and pops and eeks and ooks.

The looks of disgust and outrage on those rubes faces had to be 24 carat solid gold hilarity.
 

CousinDave

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#5
Look I don't see any difference between 72 virgins in paradise, virgin birth, talking snake, magic underpants, and Xenu; just what is their religious belief that has led them to this decision?

You'd think that since Jeebus himself was darkie this shouldn't be a problem.
 

MetalBender

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Eh...it's eastern Kentucky. There are still some towns there that have signs at the edge of town warning those of a darker persuasion not to be there after dark.
Signs? Hell there's a town just a few miles away that it's still a law in. No need to change the local laws when they've worked well so long.
 

Yesterdays Hero

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#7
I wouldn't write it off as a 'Eh, it's Kentucky.'

I'd call it more as a 'Eh, it's Religion.' Religion has always been a fucked up entity. Just ask Carlin.
 
#8
Yeah, that preacher Martin King sure made the world a worse place, didn't he?
 
#9
I say congrats to the church for standing up for what they believe in, instead of being PC and compromising their principles, no matter how fucked up they may seem to everyone else
 

Creasy Bear

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Speaking of the antics of the religiously retarded... Michelle Bachmann opened her dumb yap again and hilarity ensued.

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/11/30/379125/bachmann-evolution-censorship/

Bachmann: Teaching evolution only is "censorship".

At an education forum at the University of Northern Iowa this afternoon, GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said she favored the teaching of intelligent design and creationism in schools, saying that just teaching the science of evolution would be “censorship by government.” Asked by a Catholic student why it’s not a violation of the separation of church and state for a public school to teach the religiously-tinged theories, Bachmann said evolution is just a “theory” that even “evolutionists” are not sure of.
 

CousinDave

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#11
Speaking of the antics of the religiously retarded... Michelle Bachmann opened her dumb yap again and hilarity ensued.
This is really good

[video=youtube;kJGxVeQw3SE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJGxVeQw3SE&feature=share[/video]
 

Neon

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#12
Why do people think they can get away with this shit? Plus, since when do Christians oppose interracial relationships?
 

jules

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#13
shit like this fucking irritates me to no end.
lets worry about who is fucking who, and what color they are. meanwhile our fucking country is just falling to shit.
get a grip
 

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I wouldn't write it off as a 'Eh, it's Kentucky.'

I'd call it more as a 'Eh, it's Religion.' Religion has always been a fucked up entity. Just ask Carlin.
Blaming religion for this type of activity is like blaming murder and genocide on firearms. Religion is an independent entity that can be used many different ways by different people. For every person that uses it outside of the commonly accepted ethical standards of our society, there are thousands of people who don't.
 

CougarHunter

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If their silly little club, a private club at that, wants to keep jigs out, that's their business.

I'm sure that more than one of the parishioners has taken Digger Nick in the past.
 

kloraferm

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#16
As stupid as I find religion regardless, this is fucking absurd!
 

Creasy Bear

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I say congrats to the church for standing up for what they believe in, instead of being PC and compromising their principles, no matter how fucked up they may seem to everyone else
Indeed! It really is admirable the way they are standing strong and abiding by their sacred religious principles and... hold on a minute... oops... not...

 

mascan42

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#18
It was in effect just long enough to get in the news and make the pastor look like the ignorant hick that he is.
 

Yesterdays Hero

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shit like this fucking irritates me to no end.
lets worry about who is fucking who, and what color they are. meanwhile our fucking country is just falling to shit.
get a grip
The fuck do you think you're doing? You keep talking like that, and people are going to start trying to change the way it's going down the toilet, and maybe try pulling it out. Shut the fuck up.

Blaming religion for this type of activity is like blaming murder and genocide on firearms. Religion is an independent entity that can be used many different ways by different people. For every person that uses it outside of the commonly accepted ethical standards of our society, there are thousands of people who don't.
Hmmmm...nah, I'd prefer to take what Carlin said about Religion as the truth instead.
 
#23
Why do people think they can get away with this shit? Plus, since when do Christians oppose interracial relationships?
There use to be laws on the book against interracial marriages up until the late 1960s'.
 
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