Deuteronomy7:1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
7:2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them:
7:3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
For many years this passage was used as justification for anti-miscegeny laws; god delivered the Indian and Indian lands unto white, the Africans and their lands unto whites. Whites were not to mix with them lest they come inbetween whites and their pact with God.
Leviticus18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Here is a passage many cite today in their arguments against homosexuality. It's hard to argue that, from a biblical perspective, homosexuality isn't wrong but, then again, it's hard to argue that miscegeny isn't wrong, at least for Jews.What does all this mean? Does it mean that we should reconsider miscegeny laws? I hope no one here thinks so. Does it mean that we should reconsider using the bible as a source for legal code? I think so, but that's just an opinion.