Baptist and inter racial dating
As far as whether she and her fiance would ever return to the church, she said, "I won't say never, but it's going to take a while." The CNN Belief Blog covers the faith angles of the day's biggest stories, from breaking news to politics to entertainment, fostering a global conversation about the role of religion and belief in readers' lives.
“We will be working with the church if they accept our help,” Keith Burden, the executive secretary of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, told CNN on Monday.
On Saturday, the Sandy Valley Conference of Free Will Baptists, the regional body of the denomination, released a statement saying the church policy was "Null and Void," because the vote was not held in accordance with proper parliamentary procedure.
"Furthermore, Pastor Stepp has advised the conference that he and his church will hold a vote of solidarity for the purpose of welcoming believers into their fellowship regardless of race, creed or color.
She told CNN she had known all nine church members who voted to ban interracial couples "since I was a little kid." The ban led to a massive controversy.
The National Association of Free Will Baptists in Tennessee released a lengthy statement condemning the church policy.