Does the bible forbid interracial dating and marriage
Deuteronomy 22:9-11 - Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.
This doctrine was the most widespread during the Mormon Reformation.In 1947 the First Presidency, sent a response letter to a member inquiring on the subject stating, "Social intercourse between the Whites and the Negroes should certainly not be encouraged because of leading to intermarriage, which the Lord has forbidden. [T]rying to break down social barriers between the Whites and the Blacks is [a move] that should not be encouraged because inevitably it means the mixing of the races if carried to its logical conclusion." The latter half of the 20th century saw many changes in U. legal, and social views of interracial marriage, and many changes in top church leaders' teachings on the topic.For instance, church apostle Mark Petersen said in a 1954 address that church doctrine barred black people and white people from marrying each other.In the late 1800's at least two white members were denied church ordinances after they had married a black person.In 1895 a white woman was denied a temple sealing to her white husband because she had previously married a black man, even though she had divorced him.Examples of Young's teaching on this and interracial relationships include the following: and Mormon convert William Mc Cary drew the ire of Brigham Young and others in Nauvoo for his marriage to the white Mormon Lucy Stanton, and his later alleged mixed-race polygamous sealings to other white women without authorization.
The most common interpretation of the interracial events around Mc Cary and his excommunication is that they contributed to or precipitated the subsequent ban of black members from temple ordinances and priesthood authority.
Daniel - And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
Acts 16:1 - Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father [was] a Greek: Galatians - There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Ezra - Now therefore give not your daughters unto their sons, neither take their daughters unto your sons, nor seek their peace or their wealth for ever: that ye may be strong, and eat the good of the land, and leave [it] for an inheritance to your children for ever.
Numbers 12:1 - And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.
Another white man was denied the priesthood in 1897 because he had married a black woman, though, then senior apostle Lorenzo Snow stated that the man would be eligible if he divorced his wife and married a white woman.