“Mormonism and the Negro”
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Ran across this bizarre book at a local antique store and had to have it. This was published in 1960, at a time when blacks were barred in the LDS from becoming priests (in Mormonism, almost all adult men are considered priests) or from being married in a Mormon temple. This would only change in 1978, when the president of the LDS had a revelation of convenience.
Despite saying right at the beginning that it is not a work of apologetics for this policy, the book is a work of apologetics for this policy, and is full of arbitrary "why? because we say so" rules masquerading as logic.