Interracial dating in kentucky
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.
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.
Or, in this case, a consistent interpretation of the Bible.
It would also condemn every other act of blending together of humanity, from learning other languages to even getting to know people from different parts of the world.And weren't some of the last words of Christ for his followers to go into all the world?Of course the Kentucky Baptists, and others who feel threatened by interracial relationships, can't consistently hold to their prejudices.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.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.In 2013, a record-high 12% of newlyweds married someone of a different race, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of census data.(This share does not take into account the “interethnic” marriages between Hispanics and non-Hispanics, which we covered in an earlier report on intermarriage.) Looking beyond newlyweds, 6.3% of all marriages were between spouses of different races in 2013, up from less than 1% in 1970.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.Standing on the side-lines, the rest of us believe it's all wrong-headed. Yet there's great value in delving into the archaeology of these prejudices. Here's a link to the description of its history in the US.