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cleanhippie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:31 PM
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Kentucky Baptist Church reverses barmy ban on mixed-race couples
Nine daft bigots, members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, voted for the ban after the daughter of church secretary Dean Harville attended the church during the summer with her boyfriend, who is from Africa, and the two sang for the congregation.

Harville said he was approached in August by Melvin Thompson, the church member who crafted the resolution to bar mixed-race couples, and was told that his daughter and her boyfriend were no longer allowed to sing at the church.

But yesterday Stacy Stepp, pastor at the church said that the vote had been declared null and void after it was determined that new church byelaws cant run contrary to local, state or national laws.

http://freethinker.co.uk/2011/12/05/kentucky-baptist-ch... /

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Only after public outcry.......



I'm sure jesus is proud.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:46 PM
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1. "...the vote had been declared null and void
after it was determined that new church bylaws cant run contrary to local, state or national laws."

Now that's what I call fancy footwork -- eat your heart out, Fred Astaire!

:headbang:
rocktivity

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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:49 PM
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2. I'm sure they'll feel real welcome now. n /t
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:05 AM
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3. Good
Unbelievable that in 2011, people would still be opposing mixed-race relationships. After all, your President is the product of such a relationship. But maybe, to people like Melvin Thompson, that's part of the point.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:30 AM
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6. Whar does barmy mean?
Is that British slang?
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 09:54 AM
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7. Yes. It means something betweeen 'loony' or 'nuts' and 'daft'
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 09:56 AM by LeftishBrit
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 10:35 AM
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8. Thanks, mate!
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:52 AM
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4. And once again we have secularism and secular laws to thank...
for reigning in religious bigotry.
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MarkCharles Donating Member (932 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:26 AM
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5. Shame has a value for people like this. Just imagine how much damage to
the image of today's Christianity these nine daft bigots did, all on their own.
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