Devoted to the Propagation and Defense of New Testament Christianity
July 23, 1970

Why I Believe In Segregation Of Races

R. Ervin Driskill

It has been no secret to those who have known me that I believe in the segregation of the races. My reasons appear valid, to me, and nothing I have seen, on the subject, has convinced me otherwise.

1. I believe the white race owes its existence to God; God made the white man.

2. I believe the Negro race owes its existence to God; God made the Negro man.

3. I do not believe God made a "Mullato Race" (a mixture of white and black); there is no such "Mullato Race."

4. When white marry white the off-spring is white, thus, perpetuating what God made.

5. When Negro marry Negro the off-spring is Negro, also perpetuating what God made.

6. When White marry Negro, or when Negro marries White, the off-spring is Mullato. This is a corruption or, perversion of what God made. It is my belief we should be satisfied with what God has done.

7. No one, I suppose, would condemn me for contending for something God has done — namely, maintaining God's fixed order. That is all for which I contend.

8. Since God has made no "Mullato race," I take it He didn't want one. Since He has made a "White race" and a "Negro race," I take it, it was because that's what He wanted.

9. This does not mean the "White race" cannot be helpful and kind to the "Negro race" (and the poor unfortunate Mullato, as far as that is concerned) nor, does it mean the "Negro race" cannot be kind and helpful to the "White race," but it does not require an integration of the two to do so.

10. The integration of the two results in a perversion of God's arrangement.

For many years there was a complete segregation of the Negro and White and much kindness was shown and help given by both. Some years ago we lived in Meridian, Miss., and when a friend from Abilene, Texas, stopped for the night, and we were unable to find a place for her Negro helper to stay, we gave her a place to stay in our home. This was showing kindness to one of God's creation but it was not a permanent arrangement.

Also, several years ago, we lived near Waco, Texas. R. N. Hogan (a Negro preacher) was in a tent meeting in Waco. Every night I drove thirty-eight miles round trip, and carried a car load of Negro people, to the meeting, in an effort to start a Negro congregation. One old man obeyed the gospel. Because we did not believe one man could worship God, by himself, and because there were no other Negro members in the town, we arranged for him to worship with us.

This, again, was showing helpfulness and kindness. With one more Negro Christian, in the town, I would have helped them start a Negro church.

This may be "racism" but I am not the least embarrassed at such terminology. The Communists have done everything to destroy this nation and for sometime have capitalized on the "Race issue." It is unfortunate some Papers, Schools, churches and preachers are cooperating with them.

— P. O. Box 55, Mt. Olive, Ala.