Members of a  Kentucky church voted to ban interracial couples from attending church.

Stella Harville, 24, and her fiance Ticha Chikuni, 28, are the couple that prompted the church’s actions. Harville is white and Chikuni is black.

..after a service in June where Stella Harville and Chikuni participated by singing and playing the piano for a hymn, the family was shocked when then-pastor Melvin Thompson approached them after the service.

“There seemed to not be a problem and then all of a sudden the pastor at the time came up to [Chikuni] and told him he could not sing anymore,” Harville said. “That floored us. We wanted to know why.”  Source

Thompson informed the couple that they weren’t welcomed.  Thompson has since been replaced.  However, the congregation still was abuzz about the couple so the 42 member church took it to a vote.  Interracial relations lost.


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1 Comment on Interracial Couples Not Welcomed at Kentucky Church

  1. Tonda says:

    WOW!! Speechless.