In the 2007 Fiesta Bowl when the Boise State underdogs took home victory, running back Ian Johnson also took home a fiance. This article reveals what happened after the game.
Their very public engagement opened the door to a lot of hate — because Ian is biracial while Chrissy is white. The endured loads of hate mail, criticism, and a wedding complete with bomb threats and planned escape routes. I simply do not understand.
So they are entering a biracial marriage. If you think that’s wrong, then fine. (YOU are wrong to have a problem with that, but whatever. Have your opinion.) But why would you expend such energy on showing them your hate? Why would you go out of your way to hate those different from you?
I am so in love already with a tiny baby who will look NOTHING like our current family. God loves this. I can feel that much. Heaven will be filled with every nation, tribe, & tongue, and THAT will be our family through Christ. And didn’t Jesus say that we should PRAY for it to be”on earth as it is in heaven“??? It is EVIL when our hearts lean towards a distaste for unity among different people groups. Our discomfort for biracial relationships is from the darkness in our hearts.
For those of you who already parent biracial families, please keep blogging for those of us about to enter that world. I am listening!! My anger at this article alarmed me — I may lash out at those who act harshly towards us because of ridiculous racial boundaries. I will need your advice… and mostly, God’s grace.