My daughter is dating a black
By Pastor Ed Lowman Since May of 2006, Pastor Ed Lowman has shepherded the Aryunder Baptist Church in Aryunder, Tennessee.Since before that time, the native South Texas pastor spent time in Iowa, Maryland, and different parts of the nation ministering the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.His father is Michael Swift, who spent four years in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars and the San Diego Chargers."I showed my parents his picture, and the conversation was over before it even began," Dowdle wrote. Dowdle continued to see Swift in secret, she wrote, but about a month ago she told her parents they were still dating."My dad did not give me an option: he told me that I was not allowed to see Michael ever again. According to Dowdle, her parents then took away her phone, car and money and then refused to pay for college.11, and barely a week later, contributors have raised ,675, far surpassing the original goal Dowdle set of ,000.But the crowdfunding site and the teen's tale of woe haven't been without controversy.They took away her car as well as her phone, cut her off from her savings account, and most drastically, refused to pay a dime towards her college tuition.
They were very set in their ways and so was my father.This began, Dowdle wrote, about a year ago when she informed her parents, Bill and Demetra Dowdle, that she was dating Michael Swift.Swift, who is black, is a former soccer standout at Memphis University School who now plays midfield and forward as a freshman at Clemson University. I'll never forget the yelling my parents did, when they expressed how disappointed they were in me, that I could do so much better," she wrote.Dowdle added that she was still living at home, though.Message and phone calls left for the Dowdle family were not returned.