by Max Barry

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Region: Federation of Conservative Nations

Confederate farmers wrote:Ok so our society is fine with asians marrying white Americans .

But are there legit arguments For a activist government to discourage marriage or civil union between a black person and a white person ?

We are not to marry those of other races. Gen. 28:6; Exod. 34:15-16; Num. 25:6-11; Deut. 7:1-3; Josh. 23:12-13; Judges 3:5-8; 1 Kings 11:1-2; Ezra 9:1-2, 12; Ezra 10:2-3, 10-11; Neh. 10:30; Neh. 13:25-27.

Ok so these where Old Testament verses the reason why was because of their religion,values,beliefs,morals and ?

Interracial marriage in the Bible
What about interracial marriage? Deuteronomy 7:1-6 tells the Israelites to destroy all the inhabitants of the Canaan land and not to intermarry with them because they would "turn your sons away from following Me, that they may serve other gods." The same key concern of 2 Corinthians 6:14 is again expressed here.

Moses' wife was of another race and in Numbers 12:1-15 Aaron and Miriam were punished for criticizing this interracial marriage. The book of Ruth tells a delightful story of a foreigner who became part of the lineage of Christ. The harlot, Rahab, also of another nation, is included in the lineage of Christ as recorded in Matthew 1. Colossians 3:11 makes it clear that from God's perspective all are one in Christ.

Others go back to Creation, where we read that God created everything "after its kind." People say that this is the divine order of things in creation, that God made things according to their kind, and his intent was that they should stay according to their kind.

In the case of both these arguments, I would say that that is the flimsiest evidence I can think of to support what is ultimately a racist view of the matter. I donít see anything, even in Scripture, that would prohibit interracial marriage other than the problems people might face in terms of cultural prejudices. Any couple that chooses to get married in a culture that has a high degree of racism is asking for all kinds of tension directed against their marriage. If they are willing to do that, it doesnít mean that they are sinning by going ahead and entering into a marriage covenant.

I think one of the strongest texts that does relate to this is in the Old Testament, where we read that Moses (who was the mediator of the old covenant) took to himself a wife who was a Cushite. A Cushite was an Ethiopian. All of the evidence that we can construct on Old Testament history indicates that Mosesí wife was black. We also read that his sister, Miriam, became very distressed by the fact that her brother married a Cushite. It was a racist reaction. Miriam got angry and rebuked Moses. Because of Miriam's response, God judged Miriam and gave her leprosy. So if anything, it would seem to me that God frowns upon those who are racists.

I looked at some of the Bible verses you cited as being against interracial marriage. However, I think they are objecting to marrying people of other religions, not necessarily of other races. They mention that marrying unbelievers will turn people astray from God. However, if two people are different races but both believe in God, then there is no danger of turning away from him, so I don't think it is about race. They also mention religious reasons (being unbelievers) rather than genetic reasons (like stating it will spoil the bloodline).

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