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Was bi-racial marriage once preached against?

Back in the day (about 20yrs ago) wasnt bi-racial marriage the same as gay marriage is now? It was really looked down on & preached against... and alot of ministers would not marry them?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Mar. 19, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • yep. I think so. One of these days, there will be gay marriages, not civil unions. =)

    Answer by Shy_Dia at 12:02 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:48 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Yes, I believe it was. Unfortunately, it probably STILL is in some places.


    Answer by pam19 at 12:15 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • More like 30 or 40 years ago and unfortunately, there are still some that preach against it. Then again, there are still backwoods idiots that play with poisonous snakes as a test of their faith.

    20 years = 1990s ... interracial marriage was rather common
    30 years = 1980s ... not as common, but more accepted
    40 years = 1970s ... happened, but couples were treated badly
    50 years = 1960s ... illegal prior to late 60s ... still happened, but mostly in secret

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 1:21 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • It still is preached against in some places, as are interfaith marriages.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:22 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Absolutely true. This was also a problem with marriage in between faiths. People thought it would somehow "damage" the structure of family or faith.

    Yes, and very similiar to the current resistance to gay marriage.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:02 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Interracial marriage was illegal in many states prior to 1967, so I'm sure plenty of clergymen preached against it. By 1991, it was NOT uncommon though, so just saying 20 years ago isn't very long really. In the 60s I can see a lot of clergymen refusing to perform marriage services, but that's what the courthouse is for if all else fails. But in 91? Nah.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 12:03 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Yes, you are right, and although it has gotten much better, there is still people out there that don't agree with it

    Answer by older at 12:23 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Yes and there was a Judge in Mississppi,I believe,who just recently refused to marry a bi-racial couple and said "Just think about the children" Or some stupid ignorant crap like that. In many areas they still disapprove. Its sick.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 2:44 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Not 20 yrs ago. I was 19yrs old 20 yrs ago and went to church. My mom says though in the late 60s/early 70s it was still a big no no and so I would say more like 30 yrs ago. In fact my friends all dated black men when I was 17-21 yrs old and never got any hassle for it.

    Answer by gemgem at 12:05 PM on Mar. 19, 2011