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August 6-12 is International Blog Against Racism Week.
Racism is a serious issue for the Christian church especially in America. I’ve attended churches in the past where racist jokes were a part of the everyday conversation of many of the parishioners.
Stella grew up in a pentecostal church (Assemblies of God) in South St. Louis. After we were engaged, her pastor’s wife pulled her aside and told her that God did not approve of inter-racial marriages (I’m of East-Indian descent). She quoted a few Old Testament scriptures to support her point. At our wedding, several of the families from her church did not attend because they did not support our marriage. This even included the family who was instrumental in getting Stella and her family to church when she was a little girl.
Again, I should point out that the Bible was used as a justification for their racism…