The racial views of the members of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Kentucky evolved about 60 years in the past week, and all it took was a massive outpouring of shock and rage from people around the world. Yesterday, a week after nine people voted to pass a ban on interracial couples at the church, the decision was nullified. Pastor Stacy Stepp says that in place of the proclamation pushed by his predecessor, the congregation passed a new resolution that welcomes, "believers into our fellowship regardless of race, creed or color."
We should all applaud the 30 or so members who supported the new declaration. It takes a lot of guts to take a stand against a measure that was already voided by the denomination's governing body when just a week ago you were too cowardly to even vote.