KY Church Bans Interracial Couples

A small church in Kentucky has banned interracial couples after a performance by a white woman and her black fiancé unsettled congregation members. The Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church voted not to accept interracial couples as members after Stella Harville, who was baptized there, returned home with her black fiancé, Ticha Chikuni, and played piano during a service as he sang “I Surrender All.” The church has a typical attendance of about 40 members, and just 15 people voted on the new rule, with nine in favor and six against.