Racist Church Bans Mix Couple

Stella Harville and Ticha Chikuni in a November 2010 photo by Harville (AP)
I've defended Christians in older posts. Telling people to give us a break because we are not angels, we are bad people looking to become good. However, racism is something I do not defend.

A Kentucky Church, of about 40 members (of which maybe 20 actually show up weekly. After this, maybe just 3) Told the couple they can't go to the church. Melvin Thompson The old pastor told Stella Harville father that his daughter and her fiance could not perform a song at the church anymore. The song was "I Surrender All" a beautiful song.

The new pastor Stacy Stepp says its cool, they can perform the song. However, the old pastor the racist jerkface purposes that while everyone is welcome to their church, black or white, that interracial couples can not become members. So, let's see if I got this straight. If the person is white or black and single, they can be members and participate, but if their white/black and dating someone of another skin color then they are not allowed to participate? 

Here is the suggestion obtained by WYMT (checks...yup I got the initials right) from the old pastor.

That the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church does not condone interracial marriage. Parties of such marriages will not be received as members, nor will they be used in worship services and other church functions, with the exception being funerals. All are welcome to our public worship services. This recommendation is not intended to judge the salvation of anyone, but is intended to promote greater unity among the church body and the community we serve.

Promote greater unity among the church body and community, by banning interracial couples?

It's hard for me, even as a humorist blogger to make this funny. As  a Christian myself, this embarrasses me. I've been to many churches where one race out numbers another greatly, but they all say everyone is welcome and their right, everyone has been welcome regardless of race or relationship choices and welcomed with open arms, but I wish there were more diversity in each. Then I hear about a church doing something like this. With decisions like these it's a wonder why they have only 40 members. (cheap shot)

Now listen here  Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church or Melvin specifically. What part of Christian don't you understand? How is this loving thy neighbor? This is not a church issue nor is it a Biblical issue, this is a personal issue that Melvin has with interracial couples and I hate it when someone has an issue with someone or something and believes they should start drama. Friends do it, bosses do it and now church individuals do it. Yes we have come a loooong way since the old days of racism...or have we?