Revote on interracial couples likely at Ky. church

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Posted: Dec 02, 2011 8:32 AM
Revote on interracial couples likely at Ky. church

The pastor of an eastern Kentucky church where the congregation voted to not accept interracial couples as members says the decision is unlikely to stand.

Stacy Stepp, pastor of Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church, told the Appalachian News-Express in Pikeville he believes state and national Free Will Baptist associations will stand with him and other members of the church who oppose the ban.

Stepp also said he's seeking another vote on the issue, perhaps as early as Sunday, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Many members of the congregation did not vote last Sunday on a statement that everyone could attend services, but that interracial couples could not join the church or have a part in worship services. Of those who did vote, 9 favored it and 6 opposed it.