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A more recent example is Bob Jones University, which, up until 2000, disallowed interracial dating because they thought it would be symbolic of an ungodly "blending together." Where did such an interpretation of the Bible come from, and does this mean that God is mad at me for liking smoothies? The aversion to blending together is taken from the story about the Tower of Babel, as described in Genesis 11:1-9.
As it goes, at the time, the people of the earth were still unified in their language and race.
Working together, they decide they can build a tower that will reach up into heaven.
Seen by God as an intrusion into his sovereignty, he curses them to speak in different languages.
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.
Of course the Kentucky Baptists, and others who feel threatened by interracial relationships, can't consistently hold to their prejudices.The overall numbers mask significant gender gaps within some racial groups.Among blacks, men are much more likely than women to marry someone of a different race.The trend toward more interracial marriages is undoubtedly related, at least in part, to changing social norms.Our previous surveys have documented growing acceptance among the public.American Indians have the highest interracial marriage rate among all single-race groups.Women are slightly more likely to “marry out” than men in this group: 61% of American Indian female newlyweds married outside their race, compared with 54% of American Indian male newlyweds.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 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.