This, of course, is no different from anyone at any church.But I do think there is a unique struggle for a young, single, black woman.These surveys, which reveal how frequent churchgoers are less likely to date someone outside their race, weigh a little more heavily on those of us who find themselves in the minority, or even the lone person of our race, at church.A black woman attending a predominantly white church must find her security in the Lord.In His Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke -37), Jesus told of a Samaritan man who was kind to a Jewish man even thought they were enemies of different religions, nationalities and racial backgrounds.At the end, Jesus tells us, " You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.This is exactly what happened in Israel, according to Malachi .A similar principle of spiritual purity is laid out in the New Testament, but it has nothing to do with race: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry idolaters, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers.
Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.Just last year, a church in Kentucky barred an interracial couple from worshipping together (that ban was eventually overturned due to widespread outrage).And with a quick search on the Web, I discovered many sites and articles arguing the viewpoint that interracial marriage is unbiblical.As Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, a person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color.There is no place in the life of the Christian for favoritism based on race (James 2:1–10).
We have unhelpful comments from people like Taye Diggs "jokingly" perpetuating the stereotype that black women are harsh and hard to deal with.