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Donnie McClurkin 2014


Last week Donnie McClurkin had a spirited conversation about the tv show hosted by Natalie Grant, “It Takes A Church’ It is top of mine for many pastors. Each week, the show visits a congregation from across the country to surprise one unsuspecting single with the news that they’re about to be saved from the dating world. The church’s Pastor will task their congregation of cupids, to find the best possible matches for the dater, but in the end, our single will decide which suitor to put their faith in. The congregant who brought the chosen suitor will make a difference to their church by winning a donation on its behalf. The show is stellar!

I was so inspired that I explained  why  I would love to be on the show in my original Why This Editor Would Sign Up For ‘It Takes A Church’ In A Holy Minute!

Well, Donnie viewed the show and loved It Takes A Church! He loved it so much he tweeted the following:

The white bricklayer from Virginia defied stereotypes and centuries of racist laws when he married Mildred Jeter, who was black and Native American. Convicted of violating a law against interracial marriage, the Lovings fought for their rights and won a landmark 1967 Supreme Court case that struck down such bans nationwide.

Their lives are explored in a new documentary, “The Loving Story,” which premieres Tuesday on HBO.
Today, there are more than 4 million “mixed marriages” in the United States, and roughly one in seven new marriages are between people of different ethnicities. But in 1958, when the Lovings’ marriage was ruled illegal and they were banished from their native Virginia, 21 states outlawed interracial unions.
“The Loving Story” details the couple’s nine-year battle to live in Virginia as man and wife. Using evocative photographs, newly unearthed footage and interviews with the Lovings’ daughter and lawyers, the film reveals the power of love to overcome bigotry.


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Now  check out what  Donnie  said  during a visit to see us  at Elev8


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