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Well, the church is in Kentucky, but seriously, you would hope that with a bi-racialPresident in the White House, at least the churches in Kentucky would allow interracial couples who wish to pray and worship….you would at least expect that the church members could have sufficient compassion in their hearts to allow that.
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Image via Wikipedia. What would Jesus do? Somehow, I don't think someone with "hair like wool" and feet the color of "burnt brass" would ban interracial couples from prayer. But then again, Jesus might be perceived as appearing bi-racial, and this church might not like that, either.
Maybe the church’s pastor can’t overrule the church’s parishioners or something like that, but integrity would also suggest that he could just as easily refuse to ban church members on the basis of race as well, and stand up for equality and justice. Maybe expecting fairness and compassion from a pastor of a church these days is too much.
But, that’s just my opinion. What do I know? I don’t live in Kentucky and wouldn’t be welcome at Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church, anyway, since I’m in an interracial marriage.
Here’s a link to the story, straight from our friends at WYMT TV in Kentucky!
According to an interesting piece in Cornell University’s Chronicle news website, racial diversity plays a role in pacing of some romances; apparently increasing the speed of the romantic relationships’ evolution or development.
So, make of the study’s conclusions what you will, but it seems that one potential conclusion is that interracial romantic relationships develop faster than white-white ones for reasons not particularly clear.
Here’s a direct link to the article, but I have to admit to feeling that one prominant factor in this “pacing” issue might have more to do with maturity and personal development than ethnicity or status:
Maybe white men could never “satisfy” black women one blogger postulates, or would all “white boys” be nerdy goofballs asked another woman, or could they turn out to be stalkers asked comedienne Sommore (in at least one of her concert films and the rom-com “Something New“), or could white guys not be “tough”enough to protect you asked yet another.
Cover of Something New (Widescreen Edition). Uh-oh...what will her girlfriends think?
Now, obviously, on the matter of interracial dating, we’re definitely for it, but it ultimately comes down to an issue of emotional maturity.
How much of your “free will” is determined by over-bearing parents, society, religious organizations or institutions, peer pressure, or fear of the new and different? To what extent do you as an individual want to be in a mutually-loving relationship and how does that weigh against being approved of by others?
If a man (or woman) doesn’t want to commit or take you seriously or won’t pay bills or cheats, it won’t matter whether they’re a taste of cocoa or some smooth vanilla creme. It’s time to motor.
And if you’re open to diversity, than you have a wider selection to choose from, a larger dating pool, and mathematically a greater chance at finding the type of person who will clip your toenails, make breakfast for both of you, and make you happy in other ways.
So, at any rate, it was difficult for me not to feel at least a tad better (after wading through all that internet dross material), when I came upon this article on (at least some) legitimate reasons for black women to be more open-minded when considering whether or not to date white men (yes, men).
The ABC television program, “What Would You Do?” brought up the potentially inflammatory issues of interracial adoption on a past program (which I think is a component of ABC’s “Dateline” or “Nightline” programs), and the reactions of members of the general public are interesting-largely due to their supportive nature.
Here is part one, from YouTube, followed by part two, and then the third video is of a family that actually had to endure the reactions of racists and ignorant folks uncomfortable seeing bi-racial families.
What are your takes on the reactions of the public? Have you had similar experiences, worse, or better? Your shared experiences may help others grow.
Anyway, here’s the link/video to part one, then part two, and then the third one based on a “real” bi-racial family:
Image via Wikipedia. Big image of FOX News Corporation's Republican television network.
So, protestors outside of Murdoch‘s home are calling for an end to FOXnews corporation’srace-baiting ways and that’s going to cause Rupert and family to reconsider? Fat chance of that happening, right?
As long as FOX makes money from it and can divide and conquer, there’s little to no chance of them suddenly finding “truth” through accurate journalism.
Anyway, let me back off and provide a direct link to the piece and then hear what your informed thoughts and feelings are on FOX’s race-baiting ways:
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