On yesterday's show, Pat fielded the question shown above from a white guy who's attracted to African-American women. And of course the answer got awkward, because old white Southern men aren't all that capable of talking about race without putting their feet in their mouths.
Okay, so far so inoffensive. And coherent. But then:“From a scriptural standpoint, the only problem is, ‘Do not be equally yoked together with unbelievers.’ That's what the Bible says.”
“The skin color. Asian—they call 'em the yellow race, but they're a little bit off-white. Black people, a little bit different shade of pigmentation. Indian—they call 'em the red men, we've got names for all this stuff. But I think, according to your preference and your love, I would just say in certain cultures, there is a definite prejudice against interracial marriages, and whether it has to do with Indian, or it has to do with Chinese, or it has to do with something else, you'll find a prejudice. Japanese, particularly. Prejudiced. So you're asking yourself to get into a situation of prejudice…”I've read that five times, and I still don't understand most of that. But the part about how prejudiced the Japanese are comes out loud and clear. Not to mention the irony of judging a whole ethnic population and calling them prejudiced. Anyway, I wonder what my Jewish cousin and his Japanese wife would think of all this.