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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Is there proof in the Bible that interracial couples should not be allowed to worship Christ in a Church of parishoners? If not, then it has nothing to do with the First Amendment, and the only thing the Church has to stand on is the private property aspect of this; and even then, I would sue if I were that couple.
    It doesn't matter. If this church believes it's wrong, then they're protected by the 1st Amendment.

    Surely, you're not suggesting the government start interpreting the Bible.

    The 1st Amendment is going to bite you in the butt, either way.
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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    well, we can't interfere with a church's tenets. we can only condemn them.
    That's it.

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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    I'm curious if they would accept an all black couple as a member of their church, or if there are currently any non-white couples as members.

    Mixed marriages of any kind are fraught with difficulty. My Baptist wife has lost a lot of childhood friends because she married me, a Catholic, in a Catholic church.

    The way this church has gone about making their point is profoundly ham-handed, but I do think that couples with greatly divergent backgrounds ought to pause and carefully consider what their relationship will really entail down the line. It's too easy to say that love will conquer all...sometimes it doesn't. I wish the best for their marriage.
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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Sad that prejudice reared its head in Pike County, Kentucky, but fortunately the couple live in a nation where they are free to attend the church of their choice. Frankly, being told by a church that "we don't want you" is much the same as being told exactly that by a former lover; you're better off without them. I hope this couple finds a loving, welcoming church to call home. I hope that people of conscience in that church take it upon themselves to apologize to the couple individually and leave the church themselves. I could not continue to attend worship services where racial prejudice abounded, irrespective of who it was directed at. Racism makes us all poorer.

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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    I'm curious if they would accept an all black couple as a member of their church, or if there are currently any non-white couples as members.

    Mixed marriages of any kind are fraught with difficulty. My Baptist wife has lost a lot of childhood friends because she married me, a Catholic, in a Catholic church.

    The way this church has gone about making their point is profoundly ham-handed, but I do think that couples with greatly divergent backgrounds ought to pause and carefully consider what their relationship will really entail down the line. It's too easy to say that love will conquer all...sometimes it doesn't. I wish the best for their marriage.
    Went down that same road with my first wife.
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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    I'm kinda surprised stuff like that is still an issue. Baptist and Catholic...still Christian yes? I mean, it's not like she married an atheist or something equally blasphemous.
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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I'm kinda surprised stuff like that is still an issue. Baptist and Catholic...still Christian yes? I mean, it's not like she married an atheist or something equally blasphemous.
    Not all Christians consider Catholics to be Christian. Shoot, some Catholics don't consider Catholics to be Christians.

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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Cases like this will not get sufficient attention from the very people who think racism is overwith, and we should not be continuing to form policy that stops it from happening.

    Without those protections, places like KY will go right back to the way things were during segregation.
    I disagree. My OP has more to do with religion and how some people pervert the word of God, rather than practice God's word. Politically, unless people are bombing black churches again, the government has no business telling them what to do. They have all the right in the world to be assholes, unless they infringe on the rights of someone else. The final arbiter in this case is going to be God, who will most likely kick their asses for their bigotry.
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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Not all Christians consider Catholics to be Christian.
    ...and one of my wife's former friends said as much. "They worship Mary and saints, they pray to them, you are only supposed to pray to God."

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    Re: Kentucky church bans interracial couples

    Well this ''banning'' shows why they only have 43 members!!

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