Interracial couple oppose gay weddings because they support ‘God’s definition’ of marriage
A married interracial couple have gone public with their opposition to equal marriage, claiming to support ‘traditional’ marriage even though their own union would have been illegal.
Interracial marriage was only fully legalised across all 50 US states by 1967 Supreme Court ruling ‘Loving v Virginia’, while same-sex marriage was legalised across all 50 states by 2015 Supreme Court ruling ‘Obergefell v Hodges’.
However, one married interracial couple have gone on TV to explain why they don’t see the similarity.
Ruth Bryant White, who is African-American and ran as an Independent candidate for President in 2008, appeared on religious TV show ‘Pray in Jesus Name’ along with her white husband, Steve.
On the show, hosted by notoriously anti-LGBT Republican Gordon Klingenschmitt, White insisted that gay marriages violate the laws of God.
She said: “[Our marriage] is not the same as same-sex anything. That was a civil right because you’re looking at two different skin colours.
“When you’re dealing with same-sex whatever, they’re bringing their dirty laundry and bedroom stuff to the people.
Citing the Old Testament story of Sodom and Gomorrah, she says: “They’re using it, saying that homosexuality is a civil right.”
“There is nothing civil about it in any way shape, form or fashion. And even if it was a civil right, God’s word take precedence over anything that man’s law can do.
“Now we’ve got Christians who were living a straight life now that are going back into the homosexual lifestyle. That’s a lust, that’s a demon.
“They put that over God and His word? And they’re will to burn for eternity for that?”
Awkwardly, in the parts of the Bible that some radicals claim condemn homosexuality, God specifically commands his followers not to intermarry with people of other races.
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Before interracial marriage was legalised, anti-miscegenationists often cited Deuteronomy 7, which reads: “You shall not intermarry with them, giving your daughters to their sons or taking their daughters for your sons, for they would turn away your sons from following me, to serve other gods. Then the anger of the Lord would be kindled against you, and he would destroy you.”
Luckily, it’s interpreted today as an outdated Old Testament instruction that is not applicable to modern society… just like some of the other shockingly archaic provisions in the same book.
As well as condemning intermarrying and gays, Deuteronomy explains that if a man rapes a virgin, she is duty bound to marry him… as long as he gives her father 29 kilograms of silver.
Meanwhile, Deuteronomy 22 bans farmers from planting two different kinds of crops, and outlaws clothes of “wool and linen woven together”.