Church bans interracial couples: Pine county church bans interracial couples banned from membership
Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church has voted to ban interracial couples. The church says the ban will provide "greater unity among the church body." The interracial couples will, however, be welcomed at public services and funerals.
Church Bans Interracial Couples From Membership
Pine county church bans interracial couples banned from membership- A ZIMBABWEAN man has been banned from a church in the United States because he is BLACK.
Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Pike County, Kentucky, recently voted to ban interracial couples.
And when American national Stella Harville – who attended the church her whole life before moving to college – turned up with her fiancé, Ticha Chikuni, she felt “unwelcome”.
She has described the church’s ban on interracial marriages “the work of the devil”.
“Unfortunately, these convictions will remain in our society, but they crossed the line in revoking my fiancé and I's right to worship in a public place,” Harville said.
"I think part of me is still in shock and trying to process what's been going on the past few days. I really hope they overturn this."
The vote by members last Sunday was 9-6. It was taken after the service, which about 35 to 40 people attended. Harville said many people left or declined to vote.
Harville, a 24-year-old graduate student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, called the vote "hurtful."