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« on: December 01, 2011, 12:08:02 AM »

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A small Pike County church has voted not to accept interracial couples as members or let them take part in some worship activities.
 
The decision has caused sharp reaction and disapproval in the Eastern Kentucky county.
 
"It's not the spirit of the community in any way, shape or form," Randy Johnson, president of the Pike County Ministerial Association, said of the vote.
 
The issue came up at the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church, said Dean Harville, a longtime member who serves as church secretary and clerk.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 02:11:19 PM »

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregation overturned that decision Sunday, saying it welcomes all believers.

Stacy Stepp, pastor of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, told The Associated Press that the vote by nine people last week was declared null and void after it was determined that new bylaws can't run contrary to local, state or national laws. He said the proposal was discriminatory, therefore it couldn't be adopted.

Stepp said about 30 people who attended church services voted on a new resolution that welcomes "believers into our fellowship regardless of race, creed or color."
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 02:44:28 PM »

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregation overturned that decision Sunday, saying it welcomes all believers.

Stacy Stepp, pastor of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, told The Associated Press that the vote by nine people last week was declared null and void after it was determined that new bylaws can't run contrary to local, state or national laws. He said the proposal was discriminatory, therefore it couldn't be adopted.

Stepp said about 30 people who attended church services voted on a new resolution that welcomes "believers into our fellowship regardless of race, creed or color."


While I welcome their 'change of heart' on this issue, please remember that church by-laws MAY run contrary to local, state or national laws on issues of faith and doctrine. If not, we are in big trouble....
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 04:17:58 PM »

While I welcome their 'change of heart' on this issue, please remember that church by-laws MAY run contrary to local, state or national laws on issues of faith and doctrine. If not, we are in big trouble....


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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 12:09:56 PM »

Combine following "Your Own Personal Interpretation of Scripture" with theology by committee and this is the sort of nonsense that you get.

This is just getting headline attention, but equally odd stuff comes out of Protestant Churches on a regular basis.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2013, 08:32:58 AM »

In one national study of dating practices, researchers found those who attended church most often were far less likely to have dated someone from another race.

And in a separate study of more than 12,000 people who were or had been married, only Catholics were significantly more likely than people from other traditions to cross significant racial or ethnic boundaries.
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