- Question 4
- Despite Reverend Lee's
public sermons on the importance of multiculturalism, tolerance and
open-mindedness, he had difficulty accepting the inter-racial marriages
of his three daughters.
The idea of mixed marriages was something that Reverend Lee had supported
publicly and from the pulpit in the United Church. His daughters heard
his many sermons on racial harmony and took them very much to heart.
The strength of Reverend Lee's ideals was tested when all three of
his daughters married non-Koreans. Despite his open-minded attitudes,
it did take Lee a while, as a father, to accept that his daughter's
choices of husbands were well made. But now Lee calls his family a
mini United Nations, with his three sons-in-law being from Estonian,
Italian and Scottish descent.