[A preacher responds to the news of an interracial couple being denied a marriage licence.]
My friends and my church members know what I believe about interracial marriage.
Now, for the record, this is what I believe about interracial marriage:
Is it sinful? No.
Is it wise? No.
1. It limits your effectiveness for the cause of Christ. I am a realist. Throw a dart at a US map. Whatever town it points to, go there. Choose a street. If you are white, take a negro counterpart and knock on doors. Introduce yourself as husband and wife. Try to share the gospel. Now, choose another street in the same town and go with a white counterpart. Gage the difference. Then ask yourself, "Why choose to pursue a relationship that will limit my effectiveness for reaching others with the Gospel of Jesus Christ?"
2. It does create a problem for the children. Period. And undeniably. Why do this?
3. Common sense. "Doth not nature itself teach you..." It is easy to decide that your inner discomfort with seeing a bi-racial couple is just some handed down racist views, but is it? (I know....to appear P/C you will swear you experience no inner conflict of discomfort.... but you do...) Or is it something else?
4. Parental guidance. Most of the bi-racial marriages are not embraced or blessed by both sets of parents. A young person -- who goes through with this knowing his/her parents do not agree with it -- dishonors his/her parents. As one young lady once told me, "When I found out my dad didn't want me dating a black man, I was the more determined to do so." Wow... that was of God....
If all of this still does not convince you..... try sorting socks until a light comes on.....