Originally Posted by Dentures
There is nothing in the Bible that condemns non-Whites so it yes, it would be relatively simple to end the xenophobic diatribes that so graciously proliferated American culture. But nonetheless, there 'are' things in the Bible, although horribly misinterpreted and skewed from what the actual canon dictated, that condemn homosexuality and sodomy.
Also, the Church is really the voice of the People, and it always has been. The people go to church to hear how they should live their lives, and thus the church dictates how the American people believe. If the church believes it wrong to copulate with another of the same sex, the people surely will follow in their ideals as well.
It's crowd control. Keep the masses ignorant and subdued.
No, not specific races are specified. The Bible, however, supports slavery and racism.
Churches also evolve when their power or existence is threatened. For instance, the Church of Latter Day Saints and their position on African American clergy. Suddenly, a "divine" revelation occurs when the government threatens their tax exempt status. The same will eventually apply when homosexual marriage is legalized, and they will, of course, receive a "divine" revelation.