Was Opposition to Interracial Marriage Driven by Christianity?Posted: April 22, 2014
Every now and again, you hear the argument that Christians in the past were wrong about whether inter-racial marriage was sinful, and the suggestion that likewise, contemporary Christians are wrong about gay marriage being sinful. And certainly there have been Christians who have claimed that inter-racial marriage is sinful. But was the broad American opposition in past centuries to inter-racial marriage, based purely on the Bible, or was it more of a cultural policy?
In this post, George Yancey asks, Was Opposition to Interracial Marriage Motivated by Christianity? And he suggests that the answer is that Christianity was not the driving force. What do you think? Is Yancey right or wrong?