Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. We use the King James Version of the Bible here for copyright reasons.Some of the passages are: There are many passages in the Bible that have been used by anti-miscegenationists to condemn interracial marriages.Many use verses and phrases from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to justify their ban on interracial marriage.
A similar principle of spiritual purity is laid out in the New Testament, but it has nothing to do with race: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. Just as the Israelites (believers in the one true God) were commanded not to marry idolaters, so Christians (believers in the one true God) are commanded not to marry unbelievers.This is extremely controversial since it is opposed by people from all sides. Laws reflect deep convictions, and convictions don’t usually change when laws do. As a race, however, they are unique and different and have their own culture. To these opposing views I would add my own experience.Interracial marriage was against the law in 16 states in 1967 when the Supreme Court Decision struck down those laws. The first website that came up on my Google search for Martin Luther King and interracial marriage was the website of the Ku Klux Klan which still has this anachronistic quote today: “Interracial marriage is a violation of God’s Law and a communist ploy to weaken America.” Many African Americans believe interracial marriage erodes the solidarity of the African American community. I was a southern teenage racist (by almost any definition), and, since I am a sinner still, I do not doubt that elements of it remain in me, to my dismay.Therefore, people of different races shouldn't marry." The passage being referred to here is 2 Corinthians f.This is where the apostle Paul rhetorically asks, "What fellowship hath light with darkness?