Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sandy Valley Conference To Discuss Ban

  • {Gulnare, Kentucky}...Leaders at Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church cancelled a scheduled meeting Wednesday and plan to ask for help resolving an issue after the church of about 40 members voted nine to six Sunday to not condone interracial marriage. Stella Harville, whose father, Dean Harville, is a deacon at the church, brought her fiancĂ©, Ticha Chikuni, a native of Zimbabwe, to the church she grew up and didn't feel welcome. Stella Harville's mother has written a letter to members at the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church asking them to not ban her daughter and fiancĂ© from church functions. The Harville's say if the church does not change its decision, then they will find a new church. The Sandy Valley Conference will meet Saturday in closed session to discuss the ban.