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6.26.2006

We Are So Slow To Respond To Societal Changes

I was listening to a recording of NPR's This American Life this weekend which involved a story about an interracial couple in the 1960s in the South and the difficulties they faced. As I was driving along, the narrator said that a state statute prevented the couple from getting married because the Supreme Court didn't declare such laws unconstitutional until 1967. 1967! You gotta be kidding me. I looked it up. It's true. Here's the text of the statute: "If any white person intermarry with a colored person, or any colored person intermarry with a white person, he shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by confinement in the penitentiary for not lass than one nor more than five years."

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

And if you held a democratic vote in the South in that period, it would have passed easily. You see, voters don't always do the "right" thing. The law is designed to protect all - not just the majority opinion.

Anonymous said...

That is exactly right. When I learned about this a couple of months ago...I was shocked. The people that made that ridiculous law are the same type of people that don't want homosexuals to get married, even though it is not their business. Many times the MAJORITY IS WRONG! Live and let live.

Anonymous said...

It's a shame it took so long for this to be legal. Now, if only ALL people could see past their racial prejudice and accept this socially. The world would be such a better place for everyone. As far as we have come, we still have a long way to go.

Anonymous said...

homosexuals shouldn't get married! it's an abomination in God's eyes. AND it's disgusting...

Anonymous said...

I liked the old days.

Anonymous said...

10:30....your opinion does not make it so...

Anonymous said...

OK. Let's keep going. If you believe that marriage is not just for a man and a woman, and that it should be OK for two men or women to marry, fine. People in love, right to the same benefits, tax breaks, etc. OK, that's how you see it. Great. Keep that thought. Progressive thinking for sure. Now, how about polygamy? Three people in love? Four? Wouldn't you have to be OK with that?

Anonymous said...

Hard to argue against polygamy if you're behind gay marriage. Would be super-hypocritical to campaign against traditional or biblical definitions of marriage, but only for one group (G and L).

Anonymous said...

The world needs less stupid people, not more. Ban heterosexual marriage.

Reagan RIP said...

The George Wallaces and Al Gore Sr's of the old democratic party that fought the civil rights movement are the ones to thank for that law. When are you going to realize that democrats want you to do as they say, not as they do?

Reagan RIP said...
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mzchief said...

WHY is it ANYONE's business much less the government's what consenting ADULTS do in the privacy of their own homes or with their lives?

When ANYONE can step forward and PROVE they KNOW ALL the answers and have perfectly applied ALL the answers to their own life, then and ONLY then should they OFFER their ADVICE as to how I or ANY other ADULT should live their personal life.

My PERSONAL opinion regarding: homosexuality, polygamy, abortion, divorce, adultery, swinging, shacking up, getting drunk, doing drugs, listening to Crap, head banging metal and country music, eating fast food, smoking ANYTHING including meat and veggies, being fat, being lazy, sun tanning and wearing white AFTER Labour Day is; HELL NO!, NEVER!, Not EVEN on a dare! As far I'm concerned NONE of these things should even be topics of discussion. HOWEVER, that is MY opinion as to what is best for ME and I would NEVER presume to impose MY personal standards on ANY one of my friends or neighbours who do engage or have engaged in any and or ALL of these activities.

As for you people who quote/site The Bible, you are NO better than radical Muslims who demand the rest of the world abide by THEIR understanding of The Koran.

Thank you, I feel MUCH better!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! MZCHIEF...I'm in LOVE!

Anonymous said...

Well said Mzcheif. Let's not forget that every person that quotes from the Bible and pushes their opinion on others...are also guilty of something.... We are imperfect human beings. Everyone has a speck in their eye. Focus on your own FOR GOD'S SAKE PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

mzchief: you are annoying! why must you speak as if you are writing a novel? it's a blog for crying out loud.

Anonymous said...

Literally.

Anonymous said...

Literally for "FOR GOD'S SAKE PEOPLE."

Anonymous said...

The only problem with all of this is how it affects the kids from these marriages (gays, interracial and polygamy).

Anonymous said...

Me loves me some MzChief.

Anonymous said...

Me love's me God, you should too. You will and I will be judged for all the good and the bad thing's done in our body. Keep on being cool and wrighting thing's that make you sound smart because it is foolishness to God.

anonymouse said...

anonymous 10:30-
because of your comment..I can vomit on command.

anonymouse said...

anonymous 12:50
thank god we live in america where you have the choice NOT to read mzchief's comments....
which is why you should definitely get a blogger name, so I can skip over yours.

mzchief said...

To anonymous 12:50…If you are annoyed by reading an intelligently expressed opinion I highly suggest you stop reading my comments.
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To anonymous 12:57…You might as well go ahead and declare it wrong for poor and ignorant people to have children. Numerous social evaluations have determined that regardless of race children who are born to impoverished and or uneducated parents tend to have a greater incidence of teen pregnancy, suicide, drug use and criminal behaviour. If you are truly concerned about “the kids” I can only imagine how devastated you are by the handiwork of married, white, middle class, heterosexuals such as the parents of Jeffery Dahmer, John Hinkley and Ted Bundy. IF your concern for “the kids” is valid how do you explain successful, well adjusted children such as Halle Berry, George Washington Carver and Ottmar Liebert who are the products of racially mixed unions?

I think it is safe to say that REGARDLESS of the colour, sexual orientation, marital status, finances or educational level of a parent they run the risk of producing a screwed up child.
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To anonymous 1:22… If I thought it would do any good I would suggest you reread my comment. Just take my word for it, things are fine between me and God unless He/She wants me to listen to Crap, metal or country music while sun tanning after eating a bag full of fast food. I would have a problem with God if God expected me to cast judgment on the PERSONAL choices made by other ADULTS.

Anonymous said...

I'm gay, but I think I want me some mzchief! You go girl!

Anonymous said...

Things that consenting adults do or a single adult does in the privacy of their own home do not necessarily remain there. Ask a teacher if a failed marriage due to unseemly behavior "behind closed doors" impacts anyone. Ask a cop, an EMT, a public defender or anyone else supported by the tax dollar...your dollar...if a drug habit or drinking habit or a private addiction to child porn reaches beyond the closed door. Why is it that there is an underlying belief by many that personal choices made by adults impact only the person making the choice? I'm not suggesting government cameras in your closet, nor am I throwing around God or the lact thereof. Just a point that it's pretty hard for us as fallable people to truly do things that impact only ourselves.

Anonymous said...

I'm telling you right now that God is a man AND HE does not like homosexuality. He loves the sinner but hates the sin.

Anonymous said...

4:18 VERY well said...would be hard for anyone to disagree with that. Things we do "behind closed doors" don't always just impact us. And if a crime is committed "behind closed doors", it's still a crime.

Anonymous said...

Going with you on this for a moment, what exactly is it that God despises about homosexuality? Is it the fact that a man might deeply love another man (sort of like I would love my brother or father or son), or is it that a man would place his "delegate" in a couple of spots not intended for that function (sort of like what goes on, at least on special occassions, in most heterosexual marriages). Which is the evil sin?

Anonymous said...

I am of the opinion that we should not loose the right to choose how we live our lives. It is not my place to judge. I can still be your friend/neighbor/co-worker if you are homosexual. I dont have to approve. I am not going to be obnoxious and voice my opinion on the subject to you constantly.

However,
I think that legalizing gay marriage opens a pandora's box. What will be next? The poligamists demanding that their disgusting subculture of pedophiles be made legal? Will it be beastiality? How about legalizing prostitution for those who dont want to marry at all, but just enjoy some of the, ehem....physical activities enjoyed by those who are. Heck...why not allow child molesters marry 6 year olds. Where do we draw the line?

anonymouse said...

anonymous 4:19

I think I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Reagan RIP said...

Anon 7:12 Did you swallow it or spit it out?

Anonymous said...

Well, I scanned all thru this stuff and agree with the first post and all of Mzchief.

Hey, on the polygamy thot - I find it difficult to criticize. Who's to say it's wrong? I recall lots of folks in Old Testament who had multiple wives and even married their relatives. Muslims allow polygamy. So do many other societies. Why do we say only one spouse? Wait till some Mormon takes that to the Supreme Court!

Anonymous said...

Just glancing at "Yahoo's Most e-mailed photos", there are 3 pages of Homosexuals celebrating around the world, publicly, not "behind closed doors". Sadly, not only have they involved there pets, but included "their" children. It makes me wonder what God is thinking as he observes...Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 18:20. How much longer will he show tolerance and mercy to what the world has become today?

Anonymous said...

mzchief, Thats the thing , God will pass judgement, and he say's gay's wont make it in, that it's wrong no matter what you tree hugging gay supporting lib's think. If God say's it is wrong, (and I want you to answer this mzchief,) IS IT WRONG?

Anonymous said...

Amazing how many bible believers don't actually know what is written in the book, but instead are quick to point out "bible says..." on the basis of what they think or have heard or been told. For example, in the Bible it is written as plain as it can be that first God created males and females, then later in time created Adam and Eve. Now, go try to tell someone this Sunday in church that Adam and Eve were not the first people.

Anonymous said...

I believe Adam and Eve were male and female, All man kind, and yes they were the first created after God's likeness.

Anonymous said...

7:49...I believe the bible does not "say's gay's" won't make it in (whatever you meant by that.)

and 9:23....last time I checked all the mormons I know do not practice polygamy. Anyone who does is excommunicated from their church.

Anonymous said...

7:17- Read your bible.

Anonymous said...

I do....and it doesn't "say's" that!

Anonymous said...

Read it again, men with men is sin, same with women. Tell me, on the day of judgment, will God let two maried(GAY men) into heaven?

Anonymous said...

That are sexually active of course.

Anonymous said...

God loves all of his children. I dont think that homosexuality would be a reason to suffer for the rest of eternity. What would be the whole point of Jesus Christ coming to earth and suffering for our sins if we were going to go to hell anyway? Wouldnt it have all been in vain?

My God is a loving and benevolent being. I dont understand how anyone could decide that he is going to punish everyone except for a select few who can mis-quote the bible. I don't think that is what He has in mind.

Anonymous said...

He is a just God,he say's he will punish those who do not obey his will, and his will is no gay's. For this cause God gave them up unto VILE affection's: for even their women did change the natursl use into which is against nature; And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the women, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet,and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge. God gave them over to a reprobate mind--- and in the last verse it reads--Who knowing the judgement of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, ROMANS 1:23-32 Read it all, unless you dont want to retain the knowledge of God. HE will punish those who do not obey his word. Argue your point with God. Have a nice day.











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Anonymous said...

1) learn the english language. I have to decipher each of your postings.

2)That passage didn't say God would punish homosexuals by sending them to hell. It isn't specific as to the punishment and only verse 27 is specific to homosexuality, and it isnt the only sin mentioned. The whole point of the chapter is that one should repent of his or her sins to find salvation.

23 And changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up ato uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving tin themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whispers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgmentof God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.


Worthy of Death=capital punishment, not banishment to the burning depths of eternal hell and damnation. I think you take some creative liberty in assuming so much.

I would like to know exactly when you presumed to change the word of God my friend. Like I said...my bible does not say what your's does. Or is that "say's."