|Ronnie Hatfield and Stella, Betty and Suzie McCoy|
protesting the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church stance.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky Rejects Stella Harville and Ticha Chikuni
Moderate Church Changes Its Stance on Members' Coloration
By Winsip Custer CPW News ServiceFollowing a conservative Kentucky church’s passage of a inter-racial marriage ban, the church across town made of former Hatfield and McCoy family members who purposely intermarried following the blood bath known as the Hatfield and McCoy feud passed their new “people of a different color” campaign.
“I got the idea from one of our members who is a realtor. He was asked to show a mixed race couple…..oriental and native American Indian….a new home and they asked if the neighbors were friendly," said the pastor of the ReUnited Children of David's Rose of Sharon Church. “Sir, you could be green or purple and fit right in with your neighbors. They have long believed that ugly is something that starts in the human heart and ends up in the human head,” said Rev. Peter Weederman quoting his parishioner. Weederman said after the Gulnare church’s stance the congregation voted to all dye themselves green. Though this is not a statement about world ecology, he did say that they liked the color of green and the congregation voted on it. Green won by 584 votes. The next highest color was gray, but they liked green a lot more,” said Weederman who said that the color is very helpful during deer hunting season as "a perfect camo color."