My Response to Donny Reagan

For those who have not seen this.

Dear Pastor Reagan,

As a member of the community surrounding your church, I was appalled to hear your opinions on interracial marriage. I say opinion because you didn’t cite biblical or Godly evidence for your premise. Here are the largest discrepancies in your argument

Branham was a prophet- What is your evidence? I begin with this scripture “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. They forbid people to marry[1]” His healing powers? “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”[2]

God made us what we are- God made mulattos the way they are too.

What white supremacist would call a black woman beautiful?-Many of them, considering how many slave owners had children with their domestic slaves.

God made us different to preserve us- Then is that true with men and women as well. If he is a God of variety and wants our future generations to be exactly as we are, why can’t both genders procreate? Separate but equal has never been true. He made man and woman in complete difference and perfect unity, and in his image[3]. Genesis 2:22-24 “Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.”  For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

Blacks are ashamed of being black, so they marry whites- That does occur, but it is not that common. Mixed children are usually identified as black anyway. That is why Barack Obama is called our first black president despite having a white mother.

God created many nations/nationalities to create variety- Actually; he did it to prevent them from building manmade idols that distracted from him. They tried to build a stairway to heaven instead of worshipping as they should. In the story of Babel, (Genesis 11:1-9) the entire world spoke one language. He confused them to keep them from unifying against his will. Also, John saw many nations and tongues in Revelation. However, that does not mean that none of the people were multinational. Also, nationalities and race are not necessarily synonymous, so you need to decide if you are against mixing races or nationalities, especially considering America has several national origins. You yourself are probably Scotch-Irish. Does that not invalidate your ancestor’s marriages? Are you a bastard mulatto by your own beliefs? God doesn’t even see race.[4]

 

Marriage is ordained by God, not man,[5] so who are you to say that your personal beliefs on a marriage determine the validity? Moreover, we are married to God first,[6] so does that make him interracially married?

 

Quit church if you disagree- May God have mercy on your soul for telling young people to forsake the assembly.[7] We know that there are dire consequences for misleading the children.[8] You are harming future generations with your vitriolic slander of our Lord. Please consider seeking God before trying to declare his truths.[9]

 

I close with this verse: “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.”[10]

 

I hope that this scriptural evidence will prevent you from spreading more poison to your congregation. I hope that you use this opportunity and publicity to do something positive for the Lord. As a man, it is easy to sometimes let emotion get in the way of discernment. The Bible does not call for division; it calls for unity in his name. Our prayer should be that America is one of the nations that John sees, not that people continue to make kids with people who are the same color. Our prayer should be that marriage remains holy and set apart, not based on hue. Our prayer should be that we see our fellow man as our brother, and not a color, statistic, or a preconceived notion. I will pray for you.

 

 

Love in Christ,

Shamerine Barber

A beautiful, intelligent, young, black woman who married a white man and had mulatto children

 


[1] 1 Timothy 4:1-3

[2] Matthew 24:24

[3] So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”  Genesis 1:27

[4] “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

[5] “What God has joined together, make no man put asunder” Mark 10:9

[6]  “Return, O backsliding children,” says the Lord; “for I am married to you”  Jeremiah 3:14

[7]  “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25

[8] “But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. “Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.” Matthew 18:6-9

[9] “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33

[10] Ephesians 4:29