Kentucky Baptist Church reverses barmy ban on mixed-race couples
ALL hell broke loose after members of a Baptist Church in good ol’ Kentucky voted to bar mixed-race couples.
Nine daft bigots, members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, voted for the ban after the daughter of church secretary Dean Harville attended the church during the summer with her boyfriend, who is from Africa, and the two sang for the congregation.
Harville said he was approached in August by Melvin Thompson, the church member who crafted the resolution to bar mixed-race couples, and was told that his daughter and her boyfriend were no longer allowed to sing at the church.
But yesterday Stacy Stepp, pastor at the church said that the vote had been declared null and void after it was determined that new church byelaws can’t run contrary to local, state or national laws.
He said the proposal was discriminatory, therefore it couldn’t be adopted.
Stepp said about 30 people who attended church services voted on a new resolution that:
Welcomes believers into our fellowship regardless of race, creed or color.
Thompson has said he is not racist and called the matter an “internal affair.”