Kentucky church votes to ban interracial couples - Yahoo! News As one can see most of the members refused to take part in the vote. However that does not actually relieve them of the decision. They made a decision to let a small core group decide for them. Of course the Church may lose its membership in the larger community. I notice the story does not mention the supposed justification for banning interracial couples except the former pastors " I don't believe in them" comment.