Kentucky Church’s Ban On Interracial Couples Overturned

A Kentucky church’s decision to ban interracial couples from becoming members or participating in certain worship activities has been voided by a local church conference. The Sandy Valley Conference of Baptist churches declared Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church’s proclamation null and void because it conflicted with the laws of the nation and state and the organization’s by-laws, one member told WMYT. “We believe that everyone is welcome in the house of God, and we are not a racist group of people,” another member of the conference said. Gulnare’s pastor, Stacy Stepp, opposed the resolution proposed by his predecessor and had worked to get it overturned.