posted by Joel Kight in Religion

Church in Ky. bans interracial couples

December 2, 2011

A church in Kentucky recently voted to ban interracial couples from their church.

The motion adopted by the church reads, "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."

Read the full story at

I remember going to a church when I was a teenager and we hired this great choir director and she was an amazing talent.  She asked if she could bring her son to one of our church gatherings and the minister agreed.  She showed up with a child who was obviously mixed and to make a long story short, she was fired a few weeks later.

Does the Christian doctrine really reject interracial couples?  I don't ever remember reading this in scripture.

Based on the teachings of the Bible, shouldn't churches welcome everyone?

What do you think?



Replies- Please Read The Terms of Service Before Posting:


Find us on Facebook & Twitter

Find us on Facebook Find us on Twitter


  • Jim

    No cartoons on racism

    As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more

  • Andrew

    Blog: Freaks, Geeks and Ghostbusters

    Summary:  It was an interesting weekend to be a movie fan. It was an interesting weekend to be a movie fan. read more

see more blogs