God once opposed interracial marriage, tooRoundup
tags: Church, religious history, LGBTQ, Methodist
Jonathan Zimmerman teaches education and history at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of “Too Hot to Handle: A Global History of Sex Education” (Princeton University Press).
In 1956, the white daughter of a Methodist minister was pushed out of her Methodist college for dating a black man. Margaret Sabin was summoned to the dean’s office at Nebraska Wesleyan University, where officials told Sabin that she had two choices: stop seeing Bill Thrasher, her new African-American boyfriend, or leave the university.
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