warning updating the currently checked out branch - What the bible says about interracial dating
Allegedly, the only reason people would be opposed to marrying those of other races is because they have hatred or animosity for other races.
It is because of this allegation that any opposition to miscegenation has been thoroughly and censoriously silenced.
Legislation and criminalization are not things which just appear among a people; they require a substantive consent of the populace (or apathy).
We get so many questions about dating, relationships, girlfriends and boyfriends, physical intimacy, and the whole list of awkward sex questions.
And that's totally okay by us because we're glad you're looking for biblical answers to these questions rather than trying to figure out the whole dating thing on your own or basing your actions on what the world tells you to do (2 Peter ).
But, shockingly enough, it is only a fairly recent view that interracial marriage should be encouraged.
While the general rarity of biracial individuals today should immediately inform us that interracial marriages are relatively new in history, it is still helpful to look into the stated opinions of men of the past.
The subject is presented today as if it were quite obvious that interracial marriage is both permissible and positively good.
It is tacitly assumed that everyone has thought the same way in history, except for a few evil men who thought otherwise due to racial bigotry and especially to “ignorance,” as the accusation often goes.
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Similarly, Massachusetts forbade miscegenation by law in 1705, North Carolina in 1715, South Carolina in 1717, Delaware in 1721, Louisiana in 1724, and on and on.
Some states, which were formed later in America’s history, still had sufficient popular opinion to illegalize interracial marriage even into the twentieth century, e.g. In sum, over 40 states had laws forbidding the marriage of whites with non-whites (though not all laws prohibited marriages with every type of non-white).
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