Interracial Marriage in Mississippi

Executive Summary:

  • A Mississippi Wedding Venue refuses services to an Interracial Couple
  • Their reason…..their “Christian Beliefs”  

An interracial Mississippi couple in Jackson, Mississippi, was turned away from a wedding venue with the owner citing her refusal based on her “Christian Beliefs”

What, hmm, huh, they said that, are you kidding me, are they serious!

The owner of the venue, Donna Russell of Booneville, has since apologized, saying she was raised to believe Interracial Marriage was an “understood subject.”  In a now-viral video posted on Facebook by LaKambria Welch, sister of the Groom, Donna Russell said: “we don’t do gay weddings or mixed-raced (weddings) because of our Christian race, I mean our Christian belief.” 

What, hmm, huh, she said that, are you kidding me, is she serious!

Donna Russell has “Christian Beliefs” that prohibit Gay and Interracial Marriage

Mississippi is one of our enlightened Southern States mired in the 1800’s.   In 2016, the Mississippi legislation passed House Bill 1523, which allowed Mississippi businesses to deny services based on their religious views.   The bill was primarily directed at sexual orientation and same-sex marriage. Race was not a part of that legislation which must have been an oversight by the Dinosaur Legislators in Mississippi.

The Mississippi Legislature is predominantly Enlightened, Old, White Republican Men with values from the Jim Crow era

LaKambria Welch went to Boone’s Camp Event Hall in Booneville after finding out the venue would not host her brother, who is black, and his fiancée, who is white.  LaKambria Welch asked the woman at Boone’s Camp: “Well, we’re Christians as well so, what in the Bible tells you that interracial marriage is a sin?”

Boone’s Camp Donna Russell replied: “Well, I just don’t want to argue my faith. We just don’t participate, we just choose not to”

What, hmm, huh, she said that, are you kidding me, is she serious!

Later, Boone’s Camp Event Hall issued an apology and said, after researching, they found that their views on Interracial Marriage were unfounded. Their excuse:  “as a child growing up in Mississippi our racial boundaries were that you stayed in your own race”.

What, hmm, huh, they said that, are you kidding me, are they serious!

Gays and Interracial Couples are not welcomed at the Boones Camp Event Hall

Boone’s Camp Donna Russell spent the weekend looking into the Bible to find where the Bible mentioned “biracial relationships.” After consulting her Pastor, the woman said she realized her beliefs were “incorrect,” saying, “As my Bible reads, there are two requirements for marriage and race has nothing to do with either!”

Turns out that Our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ did not prohibit Interracial Marriage

Boone’s Camp Donna Russell then apologized for her “ignorance in not knowing the truth.  My intent was never of racism but to stand firm on what I assumed was right concerning marriage.”

Translation:  Donna Russell is NOT A RACIST, yeah Right, they never are.