Interracial dating and religion
: The tenth sibling and my father-in-law’s younger brother.In my Indian-Eurasian household, which feels neither very Indian nor very Eurasian, we just call them aunty (insert name) and uncle (insert name).The same goes for my wife, who identifies herself as a third-culture kid.We both were fortunate to have parents who were willing to break their own cultural and religious traditions for their children, and compromise on a wedding that made everyone happy.But on the flip side, friends and not a few commentators on Facebook have asked: “Why is this even a story? He is Malaysian, Malay and Muslim, and she is Singaporean, Sikh and Catholic.Three and a half years ago, when she became pregnant, they decided to tie the knot.It’s a way of marginalizing people,” says Walker, who adds that he’s spoken with U. pastors in Branham’s camp who don’t appear to be racist.It’s hard to know exactly how many Branham-allied U. churches there are, since there is no central denomination — Branham preached against it — or uniting authority.
Some young couples my wife and I meet have no qualms telling us that they wouldn’t want their children dating someone of another race.
Hazre, a secondary school educator, was upfront about how religion was important to him.
With her full understanding, they both pre-empted their parents very early on in their relationship.“I knew first and foremost there were going to be challenges: Parents, friends, religion.
Last year, 4,142 marriages in Singapore involved couples of different races, making up 21.5 per cent of all marriages for the year.
In 2005, inter-ethnic marriages made up just 14.9 per cent.