CNN carried a story recently reporting on an incident where supposedly a Justice of the Peace in Louisiana refused a marriage license to a couple reportedly saying that he wouldn’t grant such a license for an “interracial marriage.”
Because I haven’t spoken to the persons involved, and knowing how distorted newspaper reports can be (we are only too used to massive distortions and untruths from the secular media reporting on AiG and the Creation Museum), I can’t verify if the claim in this report is true. Nonetheless , it does give us opportunity to once again discuss the issue of so called “interracial” marriage.
The report stated:
HAMMOND, Louisiana (CNN) -- The actions of a justice of the peace in Louisiana who refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple have prompted some top officials, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, to call for his dismissal. Beth Humphrey and Terence McKay say they were denied a marriage license because of their race…However, Bardwell told Hammond's Daily Star in a story published Thursday that he was concerned for the children who might be born of the relationship and that, in his experience, most interracial marriages don't last…Humphrey said on Thursday that she called Bardwell on October 6 to ask about getting a marriage license, and was asked by his wife whether it would be an interracial marriage. Humphrey said she was told that Bardwell does not sign off on interracial marriages…Now ironically, I will be speaking next weekend (in Mississippi) only 4 hours from where this story eminates from—and on the Sunday evening, I will actually be speaking on the origin of so called “races,” and dealing with the topic of “interracial marriage.”
At AiG we have always taught that biologically there is only one race (Adam’s race), however, spiritually, there are two races (the saved and unsaved). It is the two spiritual “races” that God clearly instructs in His Word not to mix in marriage. In other words, when someone asks me “does the Bible deal with interracial marriage?” I answer, “it sure does, it makes it clear the saved ‘race’ should never knowingly marry the unsaved ‘race’—and that’s all the Bible teaches about ‘interracial’ marriage.’” Biologically, there is no such thing as “interracial” marriage as there is only one “race”—we are all descendants of one man, Adam. There are different people groups, particularly because of the Tower of Babel.
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You can obtain details of my speaking at Morrison Heights Baptist Church, Clinton (near Jackson), Mississippi from the outreach website.
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