In the 19th and early-20th centuries, state courts in Indiana, Georgia and Pennsylvania cited religious reasons for preventing different people of different races from marrying each other.In the 1960s, the trial judge in – the case in which the Supreme Court struck down state bans on interracial marriage – wrote, “Almighty God created the races white, black, yellow, malay and red, and he placed them on separate continents.Anyone who forbids interracial marriage is doing so without biblical authority.As Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, a person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color.As people of different races get to know each other better through advances in media and travel, the differences between them naturally blur, and similarities become more obvious.Still, mixed-race relationships can pose unique challenges.Today, opposition to interracial marriage is low, but it still lingers.
Question: "What does the Bible say about interracial marriage?
Culture clash can occur in any relationship between people of dissimilar backgrounds, but it is more common in interracial relationships.
A culture clash is a conflict that occurs when people believe in different cultural values, and each considers their values as the "correct" ones.
The same-sex marriage bans of four states will be considered next week by the Supreme Court in .
Proponents of these marriage bans framed their arguments in religious terms; legislators even quoted scripture and proclaimed that the ban was necessary “for the stability of society and for the greater glory of God.”The states’ lawyers defending these marriage bans have wisely refrained from invoking religion in their briefs to the high court, but they hint at it all the same; one state argues that the so-called “traditional definition” of marriage “goes back thousands of years.” And many of the third-party groups supporting the marriage bans have been even more explicit in arguing that their own religious beliefs justify their opposition to other people's marriages.