Interracial dating in kentucky
I take it that the Kentucky parishioners who disallow interracial marriage have no problem wearing shirts with a cotton and linen blend.At least the former would be contrary to a very important activity by Christians: missionary work in foreign countries and translating the Bible into all known languages.In any case, the administration at Bob Jones University, and now this Baptist congregation in Kentucky, sees interracial dating and marriage as an undoing of God's judgment.No wonder the Neo-Atheists do so well with their books., which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
Should I no longer watch basketball, baseball and football because interracial teams compete together? Don't forget that Leviticus extends "mixing together" to the condemnation of wearing a shirt with two different fabrics.For Asians, the gender pattern goes in the opposite direction: Asian women are much more likely than Asian men to marry someone of a different race.Among newlyweds in 2013, 37% of Asian women married someone who was not Asian, while 16% of Asian men married outside of their race.Of course interracial marriage - or, for that matter, interracial anything - isn't immoral.Once again, what gets conservative Christians all worked up turns out to be quite wrong and just plain bizarre.
In the case of the Gulnare Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky, and its banning of interracial couples from membership and from participating in certain worship activities, it's a return to old, visceral prejudices and insular thinking. This Baptist congregation isn't the first to imagine that God condemns interracial marriage.