I am not a big supporter of organized religion….I find it a bloated entity that has NO real bearing on the true nature of religion….and I am NOT a supporter of anything racist, although I live in Mississippi and at times is a racist entity in itself…..but I read an article that made me hate both institutions even more…..
In order to “promote greater unity,” a Kentucky church has voted to officially ban interracial marriages and prevent mixed-race couples from becoming members after the daughter of a member brought her fiance, who is black, to sing during services.
Stella “Suzie” Harville, a 24-year-old college student in Indiana, told WYMT-TV that she often attends the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County when she’s visiting her parents at home. She grew up in that church and was baptized there but is not a member herself, her father Dean Harville told the Kentucky Herald-Leader. In June, she played the piano while her finance, 29-year-old Ticha Chikuni, a native of Zimbabwe who works at Georgetown College, sang the hymn “I Surrender All.”
If she thought her hometown congregation would welcome her fiance with open arms, she was in for a shock: The chuch’s pastor, Melvin Thompson, told them that they couldn’t sing at the church again. And last weekend the congregation passed a proposal penned by Thompson, voting to refuse membership to interracial couples and prevent them from taking part in services and church functions.
It is NOT racist? No matter how you cut it…..it is RACIST! In my state until very recently it was illegal for inter-racial couples to marry……You can quote God, Jesus, Moses or Leno….it is a racist act….clear and simple!