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Video: Local preacher's sermon against interracial marriage goes viral

TONY CASEY, NET News Service • Feb 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

A “hit job” is what Brother Donny Reagan of Johnson City’s Happy Valley Church of Jesus Christ thinks of controversy stirred by a video sent across the Internet last week, in which he rails against biracial marriages in a sermon he gave last year.

In the video, which Reagan called one in a series of sermons on the topic of marriage, he speaks against marrying black people with white people, something he vows not to do, starting off by saying, “Now I’m going to deal with something for just a few minutes that’s probably going to make folks mad, but what’s new?” Several times during the video, Reagan references how controversial this topic is, joking about how one of the recording computers might blow up and that he hopes his e-mail isn’t given out with the video.

Reagan says he knows who pushed out the video, but would not name anyone. He says that person knew exactly what he or she was doing by giving it to such websites as www.rawstory.com and www.gawker.com

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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