This is extremely controversial since it is opposed by people from all sides. Laws reflect deep convictions, and convictions don’t usually change when laws do. As a race, however, they are unique and different and have their own culture. To these opposing views I would add my own experience.Interracial marriage was against the law in 16 states in 1967 when the Supreme Court Decision struck down those laws. The first website that came up on my Google search for Martin Luther King and interracial marriage was the website of the Ku Klux Klan which still has this anachronistic quote today: “Interracial marriage is a violation of God’s Law and a communist ploy to weaken America.” Many African Americans believe interracial marriage erodes the solidarity of the African American community. I was a southern teenage racist (by almost any definition), and, since I am a sinner still, I do not doubt that elements of it remain in me, to my dismay.My aim today is to argue from Scripture and experience that interracial marriage is not only permitted by God but is a positive good in our day. Call it what it is: Genocide and extinction of the white genotype. God never intended the human race to become a mixed or mongrel race.
Anyone who forbids interracial marriage is doing so without biblical authority.
My attitudes and actions were demeaning and disrespectful toward non-whites.
And right at the heart of those attitudes was opposition to interracial marriage.
As Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, a person should be judged by his or her character, not by skin color.
There is no place in the life of the Christian for favoritism based on race (James 2:1–10).
Lawrence Otis Graham wrote that “interracial marriage undermines [African Americans’] ability to introduce our children to black role models who accept their racial identity with pride.” Some conservative whites oppose interracial marriage for a different reason. Millard wrote: We are seeing the death of the American and his replacement with a non-European type who now has enough mass in our society to pervert European-American ways. For these lingering attitudes and actions I repent. The Bethlehem staff have been working on it for months.