Comments on: Mormon church explains its defunct ban on blacks in the priesthood http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/12/11/mormon-church-explains-its-defunct-ban-on-blacks-in-the-priesthood/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DandyStryker http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/12/11/mormon-church-explains-its-defunct-ban-on-blacks-in-the-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-77905 Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:33:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=30035#comment-77905 Here is a link from the official LDS (Mormon) website. This is from the Book of Mormon, and is (and always has been) official LDS doctrine and scripture:

http://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/2-ne/ 5.21?lang=eng#20

“And he [the Mormon god] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.” [Book of Mormon, 2 Nephi 5:21]

When Mormons say they “unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form,” they are flat-out lying. If they *really* disavowed racism, they would strip 2 Nephi 5:21 out of the Book of Mormon.

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By: sfcanative http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/12/11/mormon-church-explains-its-defunct-ban-on-blacks-in-the-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-77899 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:00:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=30035#comment-77899 For a much clearer picture of where the Mormon Church has slowly migrated from, there is a valuable letter from a Mormon “Apostle” to then Governor George Romney of Michigan about the ‘vicious legislation’ of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A photocopy of the original letter can be found here: http://www.boston.com/news/daily/24/delb ert_stapley.pdf

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By: calabiyau http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2013/12/11/mormon-church-explains-its-defunct-ban-on-blacks-in-the-priesthood/comment-page-1/#comment-77898 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:30:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=30035#comment-77898 The racism taught as doctrine in the July 17, 1947 letter by the First Presidency to Dr. Lowry Nelson, was a tentacle of the apostasy that held on after the restoration, and polluted the minds of the Lord’s anointed. Lucifer himself was the origin of these folk doctrines, and he sought to destroy the church by whispering lies in the ears of the prophets through the years to prevent the elect, foreordained for leadership, faithful African people of the earth from receiving blessings. God was not the source of the doctrines. Lucifer took pride that he was able to thrash prophets in this way just as he laughed with glee when Mark Hoffman deceived prophets with his forgeries. It is a time for tears that it took so long for the voice of the Lord to be heard. Also a time for joy that we can move on into the future and let the scars preserve for us a remembrance that we are a fallen people, subject to spiritual disease, which can rise from the dust through Jesus Christ – the captain of the poor, the oppressed, the discriminated.

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