Kentucky church bans interracial dating
The move "was not intended to judge the salvation of anyone, but is intended to promote greater unity among the church body and the community we serve", Mr Thompson’s motion said.Around 25 parishioners abstained from voting in the ballot on Sunday by leaving the church. “I am not prejudiced against any race of people, have never in my lifetime spoken evil about a race."I really hope they overturn this." The church's pastor, Stacy Stepp, said Wednesday that he was against the resolution.Stepp said the denomination's regional conference will begin working on resolving the issue this weekend."That's what this is being portrayed as, but it is not." Church secretary Dean Harville disagrees: He says the resolution came after his daughter visited the church this summer with her boyfriend from Africa. The vote by members last Sunday was 9-6, Harville said.
Miss Harville, who is studying for a master's degree in Indiana, said she was “deeply hurt” as she has attended the church since childhood and knows those who voted for the ban personally.The resolution, passed by members after a 9-6 vote in favour, states that the church "does not condone interracial marriage”.