Against interracial marriage and dating

by  |  24-Dec-2016 20:41

An important Bible verse about understanding interracial marriage is 2 Corinthians : "Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers." That last word, "unbelievers" is of key importance.

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Here at Your Tango, we're big proponents of positive change, especially when it comes to dating and relationships, so we're happy to report some positive shifts in marriage trends over the past few decades.

Back in the 80s (you know, the time of frizzy hair, neon jackets and waking you up before you go-go), few people were willing to cross racial and ethnic lines to say "I do." In fact, only three percent of marriages and less than seven percent of all new marriages during that decade were between people from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. The Pew Research Center is reporting that "intermarriage," as they call it, is on the rise.

At that time, 24 states across the country had laws strictly prohibiting marriage between people of different races.

Five weeks earlier, the longtime couple had learned Mildred was pregnant and decided to wed in defiance of the law. Upon their return to Virginia, they were arrested and found guilty, with the judge informing Mildred that “as long as you live you will be known as a felon.” The Lovings moved to the relative safety of Washington, but longed to return to their home state.

For some reason, though, one in 10 it's a change for the worse.

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