Really, Kentucky? In this day and age there are churches banning interracial marriages? Everyone goes on about marriage being between a man and a woman. A black man and a white woman are still a man and a woman.
People like this are the reason people end up having a problem with Christians. They hear about these people and think all Christians are like that.
Ky church overturns ban on interracial couples
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky church under a firestorm of criticism since members voted to bar mixed-race couples from joining the congregation overturned that decision Sunday, saying it welcomes all believers.
Stacy Stepp, pastor of the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Pike County, told The Associated Press that the vote by nine people last week was declared null and void after it was determined that new bylaws can't run contrary to local, state or national laws. He said the proposal was discriminatory, therefore it couldn't be adopted.
Stepp said about 30 people who attended church services voted on a new resolution that welcomes "believers into our fellowship regardless of race, creed or color."
The issue came up at the tiny all-white Appalachian church after the daughter of church secretary Dean Harville visited over the summer with her boyfriend, who is from Africa, and the two sang for the congregation.
Harville said he was approached in August by Melvin Thompson, the church member who crafted the resolution to bar mixed-race couples, and was told that his daughter and her boyfriend were no longer allowed to sing at the church.
Thompson has said he is not racist and called the matter an "internal affair."
Stepp said the Sandy Valley Conference of Free Will Baptists declared the vote on Thompson's resolution null and void during a meeting on Saturday.
He said he told church members on Sunday about the decision and proposed a resolution to promote "peace, love and harmony."
He said the resolution to welcome all believers passed with a unanimous vote.
And on the related note of "crazy people who make Christianity look bad in the news": http://www.parentdish.com/2006/10/30/vi ... nverted-d/
Video game is hitting stores-- it's one of those first-person-shooter type games but with a religious bent: the video game focuses on Christian warriors running around killing Jews and atheists.
The game features a single-player campaign and an online multiplayer mode.
In the single-player campaign, the player controls the Tribulation Force, a Christian group in a post-Rapture New York City, who are combating the influence of the Global Community, the world government led by the Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia. The player directs the actions of the main characters (Rayford Steele, Cameron "Buck" Williams, Chloe Steele, and Bruce Barnes) and the Tribulation Force's units in an effort to defeat the Global Community by converting neutral and Global Community-allied civilians to their side, or by using lethal force when necessary. The player is encouraged to use conversion over violence when possible, since killing causes the "spirit level" of the player's units to drop. If the "spirit level" of a player's unit drops too low, the unit will turn neutral or defect to the GC, which can cause the player to lose the game.
In the multiplayer component of the game, up to eight players can compete online against each other in teams, with one team playing as the Tribulation Force and the other playing as the Global Community.
The original game 'Eternal Forces' became one of the most highly publicized games of 2006, as politically motivated groups launched an all-out war against the game, by making false claims that the game included conversion to Christianity as a requirement or gave points for killing Muslims. The media frenzy resulted in feature stories on ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX NEWS, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and numerous other worldwide networks and in print in the San Jose Chronicle, Newsweek, Wired and many others. After more than two years and a third-party investigation, it was determined that the Tides Center, a taxpayer supported non-profit, and others, launched and paid for a campaign to smear the game and Company, which may have resulted in a $200 million loss in shareholder value as the stock plummeted as a result of their misinformation campaign.
Black Bart wrote:Wow, that video game should be revamped to a middle ages setting, and call it The Inquisitor, And it would have true historical value.
n11pilot wrote:Black Bart wrote:Wow, that video game should be revamped to a middle ages setting, and call it The Inquisitor, And it would have true historical value.
I never get past Level five Auto-da-fe'.
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