The Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church passed a vote to ban interracial partners.
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Dec. 1, 2011 ? — a tiny Appalachian church in Kentucky will be called racist for moving a vote that banned interracial partners through the church.
The Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church voted 9 to 6 on Sunday to ban couples that are interracial church solutions or functions, except for funerals.
Stella Harville, 24, and her fiance Ticha Chikuni, 28, would be the few that prompted the church’s actions. Harville is white and Chikuni is black colored. The few came across at Georgetown university in Kentucky where both went along to college and so are planned to marry in 2012 july.
Harville is in graduate college in Indiana and Chikuni is working at Georgetown university, however when the few visits Harville’s moms and dads in Pike County, Ky., they often visit church with her moms and dads.
Harville’s moms and dads Cathy and Dean Harville have already been church people for a long time. Cathy Harville has taught school at the church and Dean Harville was a deacon there and is currently the church’s secretary sunday. They think about the church’s 42 congregants their loved ones.
But after a site in where Stella Harville and Chikuni participated by singing and playing the piano for a hymn, the family was shocked when then-pastor Melvin Thompson approached them after the service june.
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“There did actually not be a challenge after which out of the blue the pastor during the time arrived up to [Chikuni] and told him he could not sing anymore,” Harville stated. “That floored us. (altro…)