Thankfully, God does not judge humans by mere external appearances.
" In accordance with the Old Testament teaching, Paul is simply prohibiting believers from intimate fellowship with unbelievers. There are absolutely no grounds in either the Old Testament or the New Testament to prohibit interracial marriages.
In America, as we continue to see the influx of people from all different cultures, who have all different colors of skin, it is imperative that we search the Scriptures so see how we should live.
Actually, the prohibitions were not strictly against Jewish-Gentile marriages as racial mixture, but against believer-unbeliever marriages (cf. Solomon was judged for marrying, not simply foreign women, but foreign women who believed in false gods.
"Neither petitioner qualifies as a tax-exempt organization...[i]t would be wholly incompatible with the concepts underlying tax exemption to grant tax-exempt status to racially discriminatory private educational entities.
Whatever may be the rationale for such private schools' policies, racial discrimination in education is contrary to public policy. 574 (1983), was a decision by the United States Supreme Court holding that the religion clauses of the First Amendment did not prohibit the Internal Revenue Service from revoking the tax exempt status of a religious university whose practices are contrary to a compelling government public policy, such as eradicating racial discrimination.
Under pre-1970 IRS regulations, tax exemptions were awarded to private schools regardless of their racial admissions policies, and Bob Jones University was approved for a tax exemption under that policy. The University petitioned for a rehearing in the Appeals Court in Bob Jones University v. The Appeals Court ruled March 21, 1973, stating that Americans United v.