This, of course, is no different from anyone at any church.But I do think there is a unique struggle for a young, single, black woman.
The Australian Aborigines, for instance, were considered the missing links between the ape-like ancestor and the rest of mankind.1 This resulted in terrible prejudices and injustices towards the Australian Aborigines.2 The leading evolutionary spokesperson, Stephen Jay Gould, stated that “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1859, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory.”3 Racist attitudes fueled by evolutionary thinking were largely responsible for an African pygmy being displayed, along with an orangutan, in a cage in the Bronx zoo.4 As a result of Darwinian evolution, many people started thinking in terms of the different people groups around the world representing different “races,” but within the context of evolutionary philosophy. What if a Chinese person were to marry a Polynesian, or an African with black skin were to marry a Japanese, or a person from India were to marry a person from America with white skin—would these marriages be in accord with biblical principles?There are a significant number of Christians (particularly in America) who would claim that such “inter-racial” marriages directly violate God’s principles in the Bible, and should not be allowed. A Pew Research Center poll released in February 2012 found that in 2010, 15 percent of all new marriages in the U. were between spouses of different races or ethnicities. In general, interracial marriage is no longer taboo—although some still find it objectionable.While 43 percent of Americans believe it is good for society, 11 percent believe the growth in interracial marriage is a change for the worse.