Dating cousin through marriage
As Frame Game has argued before, topics such as sex with animals, dog-eating, and sex with cousins are never as simple as they're made out to be.You can't just say the practice in question is icky. You might also be interested in this comment from “The Bible Has the Answer,” by Henry Morris and Martin Clark.
Unfortunately, many times the person who claims that something is "a sin against God," or that an individual will "burn in Hell" for his actions or lifestyle have no clear understanding of what Scripture says on the subject.
This is true both of devout Christians as well as those who may have some vague, indiscernible root in the Christian faith.
Perhaps Christianity was the faith of one's parent or grandparent, and although the individual does not particularly follow the faith, they were ingrained from childhood that God is the ultimate authority, and the Bible is God's instruction book to mankind.
According to the authors, that difference isn't big enough to justify genetic testing of cousin couples, much less bans on cousin marriage.
From this, the media have concluded that marrying your first cousin is "OK." Is it?