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By Cleran Hollancid, May 29, 2017: The die is cast. There’s been too much talk, doublespeak, and excuses.
Segregation, insensitivity, hypocrisy and the racism (institutional racism, covert racism, color-blind racism, soft racism, smiling-face racism) inherent within the deep recesses of the Adventist denomination have to stop now. Either call sin what it is, or else continue to call it holy, just, and expedient, while leaders (whether Black or White) pose for another photo op.
Lucy’s husband brought her for treatment to the Washington Sanitarium and Hospital, later named Washington Adventist Hospital.
They both were Black, but having light complexions apparently allowed them to momentarily bypass the ‘race detectors’ of hospital personnel.
In fact, God is upset with Miriam for speaking against Moses’ black wife. Church pioneer and prophetic voice Ellen White also addresses interracial marriage. First, that mixed-race children will suffer “humiliation” and “disadvantage”, so it is irresponsible for parents to subject them to such treatment.
Second, that it can create “controversy” and “confusion”.
The case of Lucy Byard is the classic example cited in that regard, and stands as a critical hallmark of the church’s historical racism.
There are also quite a few cultural traditions -- like (mostly) being vegetarian, abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, dancing, sometimes even caffeine and movies.
It is a worldwide denomination, and according to , Adventism is the fastest growing denomination in the United States.
This addresses the question of not marrying outside Israel.
The key point here is belief and worship, not race or cultural heritage. “Miriam’s skin was leprous—it became as white as snow” (Numbers ).