Catholic beliefs on interracial dating
By 1967, 16 states still had anti-miscegenation laws in effect.In 1959, Richard and Mildred Loving -- an inter-racial married couple who had been legall married in the District of Columbia a few weeks before -- were arrested in Virginia."It's racist, that's all you can call it," Harville told WSAZ. You won't find a nicer person," he said about his daughter's fiance, who is originally from Zimbabwe.Chikuni told CNN affiliate WLEX, "For someone who, like Stella, has been going to that church for all her life, expecting some support from them.The Free Will Baptist Treatise neither condemns nor disallows marriage between a man and woman of different races," the statement read in part.
That led to the vote on November 27 on a church policy banning interracial couples from attending or participating in services.
The National Association of Free Will Baptists in Tennessee released a lengthy statement condemning the church policy.