“Mormonism and the Negro”

“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.

10 thoughts on ““Mormonism and the Negro”

  1. No!!!!!! You are wrong! Bible also teaches that Jesus says that in begin salvation only for the Jews his people first he come to save his people the Israelites…not for the gentiles but because the Jews rejected the salvation God revealed to Paul that the Gentiles also can received the salvation plan and be adopted as his people or joining the house of Israel by Adoption! The Gentiles waited so patiently ! But the black needed to wait longer than others because of the cursed of the Cain but God so kind and loving he had taken away that curse,God loves you too and He loves all negro…You are bitterness! so do you think that Bible also teaches racism? Of course not! Mormon is not a cult!!!!!! not a cult!!!!!!! Aleeloojah! This is God things!

  2. that’s nasty… everyone deserves the same respect no matter what their skin color… it’s just completely ridiculous; I hope the LDS Church realized that and changed this awful policy of theirs.

  3. The following passage of scripture synthetizes the true doctrine of the Church regarding black people. It must be understood in the most width application:

    2 Nephi 26:33
    33 For none of these iniquities come of the Lord; for he doeth that which is good among the children of men; and he doeth nothing save it be plain unto the children of men; and he inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile.

    Blacks ever had the same respect in the Church. Many of them (but not all) wouldn’t have the priesthood, but this has not about a race issue. It was temporal, it has a reason, and it was prophecied from the beginning that it wouldn’t last. Read the sources provided and you’ll understand what really happened. Regards.

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