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Faithful America Members Speak Out Against Racism in Kentucky Church

December 2, 2011, 5:25 pm | Posted by Nick Sementelli

interracial hands.jpgA news story of a Kentucky church that banned interracial couples from joining their congregation has earned deserved national attention for exposing the kind of shockingly blatant racism that is rarely made public in modern society.

According to press accounts, Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church passed policy was by a vote of 9 to 6 when the church’s former pastor proposed it after his daughter (white) returned home from college with her black fiancé.

The good news is that outrage over this church’s racism is making headlines, and the church’s parent denomination has already issued a statement disavowing the policy.

In anticipation of the local church’s re-vote on the policy next week, Faithful America has launched a petition condemning the policy and calling on the church to repeal it.

Read their petition and sign on to the campaign here.

Whenever ugliness likes this appears in communities of faith, it’s first and foremost the responsibility of other people of faith to stand up and speak out. It’s imperative that they hear immediately from people of faith from across the country who are appalled by this blatant display of racism.

Photo credit: Captured_by_Becca, Flickr

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