Nor do I forget the first time I taught an MDiv course at an extension site of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2007 composed entirely of black students—all older than I.When the dean introduced me to the class, he mentioned that I earned an MA and Ph D from Bob Jones University. The stares felt like glares, and I don’t blame them.
I have friends who have received counsel in those churches from pastors—pastors who refuse to perform an interracial wedding—to break off an interracial dating relationship primarily because of a person’s ethnicity.I vividly recall when Bob Jones University dropped their ban against interracial dating in 2000 and apologized in 2008.And right at the heart of those attitudes was opposition to interracial marriage.A minister for more than four decades, John Weaver is a religious mainstay of the racist neo-Confederate movement and a man who has recently become a leading proponent of training Christians for armed battle.Writer Anne Lamott was raised by atheists and spent years addicted to drugs and drink.
She traces her sobriety and spirituality to a day in the the mid-1980s when she felt the presence of Jesus – like a mewling alley cat, she later wrote. So people, I think, partly respond to me because I have a good sense of humor.
Also last year, Weaver spoke at the Church of Kaweah, a militant hate group based in California.
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That is, it is not just to be tolerated, but celebrated. One letter I received from a white Christian man went like this: As individuals, they are precious souls for whom Christ died and whom we are to love and seek to win. So, while I am strongly opposed to segregation I favor separation that the uniqueness with which God made them is maintained.
This is extremely controversial since it is opposed by people from all sides. Laws reflect deep convictions, and convictions don’t usually change when laws do. As a race, however, they are unique and different and have their own culture. To these opposing views I would add my own experience.
At a Georgia LOS meeting in March 2011, he taught members to draw down on an enemy.