CNN just released an update on the recent ban on interracial marriages at the Pike County, Kentucky church. Last month, Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church, voted 9-6 to ban interracial couples from attending or participating in the church.
After an uproar, Pastor Stacy Stepp told CNN affiliate WLEX that the church had a change in heart and voted unanimously to “accept all people regardless of race, creed, or color and to accept everyone into the fellowship of Christ.” Well, thanks for coming back to this decade…seriously!
What year is this? The United States of America finally has a Black (bi-racial) President and they dared to go backward with this nonsense! This type of behavior occurred back when my parents were married in the 60’s. If it weren’t for the civil rights movement, I would have been a bastard child.
It is shameful that this insanity went as far as it did, especially in this day and age. We talk about equal rights for everyone. So when a church can entertain this type of belief system, it makes us all wonder…are we really over racism in America? They say that we have gotten past it, but have we really? Don’t they preach “God loves all his children”? Not all “except interracial couples”.
Although they overturned this ridiculous policy, the damage is already done. What were they thinking? When will this truly be a non-issue in the World…hopefully in my lifetime.