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Later that same year, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn starred in a hit movie about interracial marriage called “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” It won several Oscars, including one for William Rose’s screenplay, but by modern standards, it seems tame, even quaint. In parts of the South, movie operators actually cropped out the only screen kiss between Poitier and Katharine Houghton, a fairly chaste one that is seen through a taxi driver’s rear-view mirror.Here in Louisville, interracial dating and marriages seemed to catch on fairly quickly.LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A tiny all-white church in the rural South has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race.Members at the Gulnare Free Will Baptist Church in Kentucky voted Sunday on the resolution, which says the church "does not condone interracial marriage." The church member who crafted the resolution, Melvin Thompson, said he is not racist and called the matter an "internal affair." "I am not racist. I am not prejudiced against any race of people, have never in my lifetime spoke evil" about a race, said Thompson, the church's former pastor who stepped down earlier this year.The Liverpool Four inspired long hair in boys and before long would share the swinging London look in fashion for girls (mini skirts, for instance).They were “Mod.” And as these teens were heading off to college, something else was emerging: the drug culture.
Although slow to pick up steam, it was the beginning of the modern gay rights movement."I really hope they overturn this." The church's pastor, Stacy Stepp, said Wednesday that he was against the resolution.Stepp said the denomination's regional conference will begin working on resolving the issue this weekend.Harville said many people left or declined to vote.The resolution says anyone is welcome to attend services, but interracial couples could not become members or be "used in worship services or other church functions." Stella Harville, a 24-year-old graduate student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana, called the vote "hurtful." "I think part of me is still in shock and trying to process what's been going on the past few days," she said.