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CONUS Archive
168531
Graham - Marriage
Charlotte, NC
PKG
8/31/1999
1:02:51
1:43
Charlotte, NC Ellen Martin, Interfaith Marriage Precious Beatty, Against Rabbi Jim Bennett Melinda Law, Reporting
ELLEN MARTIN; COUPLE PIC; ELLEN MARTIN SOT; STAR OF DAVID; CROSS; FEMALE SOT; MALE SOT; DOORWAY OF JEWISH TEMPLE; RABBI BENNET SOT; COUPLE PIC; FAMILY PIC; ELLEN MARTIN SOT;
EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM SAID MARRYING NON-CHRISTIAN MIGHT LEAD THE FAITHFUL ASTRAY IN HIS SYNDICATED COLUMN AND A TEACHER IS COMPARING THIS BELIEF OF NAZI THEORY THAT ANYONE ELSE IS INFERIOR.
LEAD: TELEVISON EVANGELIST BILLY GRAHAM IS MAKING WAVES ALONG THE EAST COAST. GRAHAM'S LATEST SYNDICATED COLUMN STATED PEOPLE SHOULD NOT MARRY OUTSIDE OF THEIR FAITH AND THAT HAS SOME RESIDENTS IN NORTH CAROLINA A BIT UPSET. MELINDA LAW IN CHARLOTTE HAS MORE. (TAKE PKG) SCRIPT: IT'S HARD TO SAY A MARRIAGE THAT'S LASTED MORE THAN 20 YEARS IS WRONG. ELLEN MARTIN IS JEWISH. HER HUSBAND, TIM, IS SOUTHERN BAPTIST. "with any marriage, there are issues tath come up all the time and this issue we've worked through and figure out how to balance it and respect each other and it works." INTERFAITH MARRIAGE IS COMMON, EVEN THOUGH MOST RELIGIONS HAVE ALWAYS CAUTIONED AGAINST IT. "tradition" "clearly, the jewish community was opposed to people marrying out of that community and in hebrew, god tells us interfaith marriage is wrong." BUT RABBI JIM BENNETT SAYS THAT'S NO LONGER THE VIEW OF REFORM JUDAISM. HE SAYS THE CONGREGATION NOT ONLY WELCOME INTERFAITH COUPLES, RABBI BENNET CONSELS THEM. "our philosophy is in this day age in a country like america where jews and christians and people live side by side it's inevitable taht people will fall in love with people who come from different faiths." SCRIPT NOT COMPLETELY SENT. ATLANTIC
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