Merely perusing the articles, comments and debates reveals that many believe that same-sex marriage today is what interracial marriage was in the past. But one argument in particular that has caught my attention is that just as Christianity is the major force opposing same-sex marriage today, it was the major force opposing interracial marriage in the past.The implication of this argument is that just as today there are few people, religious or otherwise, who oppose interracial marriage that in the future this will be the same as we realize that the same religious foolishness that opposed interracial marriages will be recognized as foolishness in the same-sex marriage debate.Many use verses and phrases from the Hebrew and Christian scriptures (Old and New Testaments) to justify their ban on interracial marriage.
When I used to do research on interracial marriage, I read a good number of academic books on the history of interracial marriage.
At the time, the cultures in what is now the Middle East believed that a metal dome above the Earth's surface separated Heaven and Earth.
He writes: "God created the different races and dispersed them because of man's arrogance. It does mean that was His plan and we show our arrogance again in the face of God when we say: 'We know You made the different races, God, but we have decided we don't like that and we are going to try and have all the races intermarry again to get it back the way it was because You messed it up God.' This is ultimate arrogance to God and His plan.
It is clearly evident that God purposely made the different races. Pure arrogance in the face and to the plan of God." An alternate interpretation of the Bible concludes that God loves human variety.
If the stories in Genesis are literally true, he created the human race with great diversity: two sexes, many races, three sexual orientations, a range of heights and body styles, hundreds of languages, etc.
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.
However most Christian and Jewish theologians interpret these same verses as referring to inter-faith marriages. Self, author of an Internet site "Interracial Marriage is against God's Law" concludes that God created the different races after the incident at the Tower of Babel.
Other passages refer to the Holiness Code of behavior that is generally believed to apply only to Jews and is unrelated to marriage. Genesis records that at that time, humans showed their arrogance towards God by trying to build a structure so tall that it would reach the firmament of Heaven.