Interracial couple banned from Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky [News]

Dec 1, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Louisville.com

What started off as a local story originally reported by East Kentucky Broadcasting, then via Kentucky.com has quickly soared to a nationally covered story by the Huffington Post, New York Daily News, and USA Today, just to name a few.

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reader

Florence, KY

#1 Dec 1, 2011
Let me be the 1st to say thank you Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church. You are probably all related and never get out of the "holler". You people are what gives the rest of us Kentuckians a bad name. I work in Ohio and get picked on from co-workers because of things like this. You need to get an education, socialize outside your family, get out of that "holler", and learn to read the Bible. Shame on you.

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Virgie, KY

#2 Dec 1, 2011
reader wrote:
Let me be the 1st to say thank you Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church. You are probably all related and never get out of the "holler". You people are what gives the rest of us Kentuckians a bad name. I work in Ohio and get picked on from co-workers because of things like this. You need to get an education, socialize outside your family, get out of that "holler", and learn to read the Bible. Shame on you.
So they don"t believe like you do so you judge them on their actions and believes? Looks like both of you need to know how to read your bibles then by your own post.

Do I agree with them? no, however I do agree it is their church and they can do as they see fit. If you nor anyone eles do not like it? the answer is simple, love them because regardless of what you want, they are our brothers and sisters, and don't go to their church.

I suggest you read John 8:7

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chris

New York, NY

#3 Dec 1, 2011
@truthful: are you serious? really? what would jesus do? tell them it's ok? I think not.

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Peter323

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Dec 1, 2011
@truthfull: Of course these people have the right to run their church the way they see fit. That is guaranteed by the freedoms of association and religion. No one questions that. But that does not mean they are beyond criticism for the way they run their church. People have the right to do all kinds of despicable things. And it is our right to criticize them over it. That is guaranteed by the freedom of speech.
When people who hold themselves out as Christians turn a couple away from their church because the couple is interracial, I have the right to call them on it. And when the people who have done that claim they are not racist, I have the right to call them on that, too. And I do call them on that; they have acted in a racist manner, and they have conducted themselves in an unChristian way.
Perhaps all the criticism they are getting for this--nationwide in scope now--will show them the error of their ways and lead them to change their minds. Certainly they are far less likely to change their minds if all of us simply let this go by without criticism. Let us hope--and indeed pray--that they do change their minds.
Finally, correcting people who have strayed from the path is not inconsistent with loving them. Indeed, correcting them is an act of love.

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#5 Dec 1, 2011
reader wrote:
Let me be the 1st to say thank you Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church. You are probably all related and never get out of the "holler". You people are what gives the rest of us Kentuckians a bad name. I work in Ohio and get picked on from co-workers because of things like this. You need to get an education, socialize outside your family, get out of that "holler", and learn to read the Bible. Shame on you.
Lord god do we need another post about this on here!!!
zebedee

Danville, KY

#7 Dec 1, 2011
reader wrote:
Let me be the 1st to say thank you Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church. You are probably all related and never get out of the "holler". You people are what gives the rest of us Kentuckians a bad name. I work in Ohio and get picked on from co-workers because of things like this. You need to get an education, socialize outside your family, get out of that "holler", and learn to read the Bible. Shame on you.
This is just SAD! These people claim to know the love of Christ and so blatently act this way! It is deffinately THEIR church not Gods! The doctrines and traditions of MAN make the word of God to no effect. I can't wait to NOT go there! They not only give Kentucky a bad name they give Christianity a bad name!

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zebedee

Danville, KY

#8 Dec 1, 2011
Sad ...so Sad. They claim to know the love of Christ. Jesus please allow them to be seated right in the middle of the black church when we get to heaven!
Courtney

Vallejo, CA

#9 Dec 1, 2011
I would GENUINELY like to call this church and tell them a thing or two.
I'm pretty sure Jesus would not have turned them away because of such a ridiculous thing.
if anyone has the address or phone number of this hate-group I'd love if it you could email it to me at courtney-simon@hotmail.com

Being in a interracial relationship (and the product of one) I have ALOT to say.
I am beyond offended.
And I'm damn near ready to buy a plane ticket out to Kentucky!!!
kurt

Arlington, TN

#10 Dec 1, 2011
i say this its wrong we are all childs of god and he don't see color this church need to repent for what did cause its not right and it not in the bible but they got to answer to GOD FOR WHAT THEY are doing and it's not the member church this is GOD house how dare they act like towards other people
reader

Florence, KY

#11 Dec 1, 2011
truthfull wrote:
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So they don"t believe like you do so you judge them on their actions and believes? Looks like both of you need to know how to read your bibles then by your own post.
Do I agree with them? no, however I do agree it is their church and they can do as they see fit. If you nor anyone eles do not like it? the answer is simple, love them because regardless of what you want, they are our brothers and sisters, and don't go to their church.
I suggest you read John 8:7
lol, Are you serious? Westboro Baptist Church is a church too. Do you have any idea who they are and what they do? There are thousands of pologamist churches that allow old men to marry children. Do you think we should stay out of their business too and allow them molest and rape children because it is their church? People are evil and they use God to spread all sorts of evil..simple as that. God is love.

No offensive, but after reading your post, you're not someone I would ever take suggestions from. It is people like you that allow these types of people to spread and breed.

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not all of us

Pikeville, KY

#12 Dec 1, 2011
Courtney wrote:
I would GENUINELY like to call this church and tell them a thing or two.
I'm pretty sure Jesus would not have turned them away because of such a ridiculous thing.
if anyone has the address or phone number of this hate-group I'd love if it you could email it to me at courtney-simon@hotmail.com
Being in a interracial relationship (and the product of one) I have ALOT to say.
I am beyond offended.
And I'm damn near ready to buy a plane ticket out to Kentucky!!!
This was nine people that voted for the ban. People in our community are more than embarassed by the outrageous rule that this church has made.
whose church is it

Morehead, KY

#14 Dec 1, 2011
not all of us wrote:
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This was nine people that voted for the ban. People in our community are more than embarassed by the outrageous rule that this church has made.
Do what you want in your church and mind your own business. Let them run their church as they wish.
not all of us

Pikeville, KY

#15 Dec 1, 2011
whose church is it wrote:
<quoted text>Do what you want in your church and mind your own business. Let them run their church as they wish.
Whose church is it? I believe that the church has around 40 0r 50 members and only 9 voted for this ban? I don't think that is a majority of the church. Maybe the nine should leave??
whose church is it

Morehead, KY

#16 Dec 1, 2011
not all of us wrote:
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Whose church is it? I believe that the church has around 40 0r 50 members and only 9 voted for this ban? I don't think that is a majority of the church. Maybe the nine should leave??
Maybe you have no say in the matter at all. If a member chooses to abstain from a vote it is their prerogative and of no concern of yours.
reader

Florence, KY

#17 Dec 1, 2011
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<quoted text>You liberals don't want religion in schools, state buildings, federal buildings, on our money, but you want to drag any Christian to the gallows for not going public with his opinion. You are the most idiotic fools I have come across. My part of the country does not want your lopsided, two-faced testimony representing the morality of Christians. Go worship satan, muhammed, or a negro and shut the f*ck up about those who don't feel as you do.
You hand-wringing fools are hypocrites of the highest order.
You God-haters are creaming your jeans that a stupid bitch and her negro gave you a soapbox.
You're another prime example of a "Christian". I bet you either go to their "church" or are related to them.

My husband and I pay very good money to send our children to a Catholic school, and we are members of a Baptist church. You know nothing about me, or God.
Freddie B

Australia

#18 Dec 1, 2011
Well, this church is certainly getting some publicity, like it or not. I think it's going to go viral, Worldwide. It's made it to Australia.

I've never heard anything like this in my life! Incredibly bad and from Christians?
Just Me

Ransom, KY

#20 Dec 1, 2011
I just want to say to the couple, Hang in there, this is just the a test on your relationship and will make you stronger. So stand proud and hold your head HIGH, you both know God and you both know whats right, don't listen or care about what other ppl think. So here is to you and a very long and happy life together.

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Madisonville, KY

#21 Dec 1, 2011
I hope a black nurse or a black doctor is the one to help them sometime.

way to go pikeville, way to yet again get kentucky in the news for being backwards!!!

That story is on yahoo!!!!
California Dude

Murrieta, CA

#22 Dec 1, 2011
I want a pretty barefoot blond girl from the Holler! I love y'alls accent! Come visit me in CA.
Rural KY Babes!
truthfull

Virgie, KY

#23 Dec 2, 2011
chris wrote:
@truthful: are you serious? really? what would jesus do? tell them it's ok? I think not.
What would he do? He would stand if front of you casting stones at them, that what he would do.

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