Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Interracial couple faces an old-fashioned judgment call

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Interracial couple faces an old-fashioned judgment call

What year is it?


Oh, I must have forgotten and slipped into the past, where racial discrimination was allowed in local government.

Phew, I am relieved - but only for a moment.

Earlier this month, Keith Bardwell, a Louisiana justice of the peace, refused to sign the marriage license of interracial couple Beth Humphrey, who is white, and Terence McKay, who is black....
My Dentist and his family are from Hawaii and went to school with President Obama! These cultures are some of the world's most beautiful and peaceful cultures-- religions, art, sciences, philosophies, and beautiful, peaceful, pastoral ways of life, which the White came to destroy, and to makes slaves of them.
They have nearly wrecked the world. It was these White who invaded, and all but
destroyed the much more learned religious philosophical and peaceful civilisations of Southern Europe, the Near East, the Far East, and around the globe with their predatory, warlike brutality!
Americans at that--who were the first to use the nightmarish atomic bomb on whole populations of civilians in crowded cities, killing and horribly maiming tens of thousands of defenseless men, women, and children, old and young.
I know that this equality, this oneness of the races, this love between the brethren, this better world, cannot be found only through the path of legislation and politics. It certainly cannot be found through the path of violence and killing, and the destruction of our young people. It cannot be found when the brothers
are pitted one against another in useless, wasteful neighborhood wars.
I know that to become a reality is to love, the supernatural Love of God!
Ted Rudow III,MA
class of 1996

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