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Is Racism Justified in the Bible?

All of what I hear in the media is how this is racist or the other thing is racist. What I hear a lot is how the right, or the “Christian right” is the most racist of all and how they are all the KKK. Now I hear the same for the left, and there are Christian friends of mine on the left side of the aisle, but recent events, movies, and what we have been talking about in church and Sunday school had me asking “Is Christianity inherently racist?” I would like to explore a couple of stories in scripture and show that not only is Christianity not racist, but is one of the most inclusive religions out there.                 Firstly, I would like to look to the story of Ruth. Ruth was a Moabite that married one of Naomi’s sons, whom were Israelites. Naomi’s husband, Ruth’s husband, and Orpah’s husband all passed away relatively close to one another, leaving 3 widows with no children. Naomi and Ruth returned to Bethlehem, after Naomi convinced Orpah to remarry among her peop…