Skip to comments.Small Ky. church votes against interracial couples, prompting race argument between members
Posted on 11/30/2011 7:58:54 PM PST by TSgt
LOUISVILLE, Ky. A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race.
Members at the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church voted Sunday on the resolution, which says the church does not condone interracial marriage. The church member who crafted the resolution, Melvin Thompson, said he is not racist and called the matter an internal affair.
I am not racist. I will tell you that. I am not prejudiced against any race of people, have never in my lifetime spoke evil about a race, said Thompson, the churchs former pastor who stepped down earlier this year. Thats what this is being portrayed as, but it is not.
Church secretary Dean Harville disagrees: He says the resolution came after his daughter visited the church this summer with her boyfriend from Africa.
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Unequally yoked refers to believers vs. non-believers.
If it were an all-black church, this wouldn’t be a story would it?
Yet they’re all no doubt firmly convinced that they’re Christians. Sad.
They're probably still jumping and shouting down there.
They'd do that if you brought a guy with a Serbian surname to church, or, in some places, an individual with an uppercrust British accent.
There are libraries of books about the folkways of mountain people.
They are as certainly correct about that as you are. Did God instruct you to look down your nose at the Hillbillies?
Are hillbillies the new bigots? The language changes so quickly that I cannot keep up.
Sadly, people have attempted to assert their twisted interpretation of Scripture as being Scripture for centuries.
When they do, they often leave behind wounded and bruised people, many of whom become closed off to the gospel.
This decision will almost certainly have that effect on some; they will avoid the Good Shepherd because they were bitten by the sheep.
Goofed up theology. If they want to do this, hey, on a worldly plane they’re a private association and the constitution does not bar it. But it’s goofed up and does not reflect well on Jesus Christ or the gospel.
I worked with a guy from the sticks and he said one time his grandma took him out in the yard and said look up thair and see that blue jay uhu and look over there and see that cardnal uhu now theyd both be birds but the don’t mix it up and that is the way white folks and dark folks are.
Someone who’s met the gospel requirements for receiving Christ ceases to be Christian because they have an error that particularly offends modern sensibilities?
I don’t think so. I think they grieve the Holy Spirit, but I don’t think they cease to be what God himself has deemed to be Christians.
If they want to be a church like Westboro Baptist, they are on their way.
A cardinal jay would be a biological impossibility, not so this... this ain’t redneck this ain’t even hillbilly this is pure hick.
Westburros are not a gospel church with a quirk. They are a whole nother kind of twisty critter.
Likewise. I was also taught in church that dancing "in the round", as it was called, was wrong but square dancing was acceptable.
Good thing no Catholics are involved or you’d be ready to stone them.
Yeah, this sounds like another RAT-church. The WBC are NOT Christian...Taliban maybe.
Westboro be insane.
A sad twisting of Scripture. Ruth and Rahab were not Hebrews but converted and were awarded with their faithfulness by being ancestors of Jesus.