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Mormon Credibility Loses Again with Latest Official Statement

13 September

In the Church’s habitually feeble attempt at looking Christian, they’ve taken another step back in the recently issued Official Statement last month. We’re wondering how they fulfill the tall order of their latest statement of condemning white supremacy, and the one from their prophet Gordon B. Hinckley, if they’re not denouncing their past. They’ve condemned […]

Day of the Lamanite is Nigh as They Turn White and Delightsome

16 August

General Conference, October 1960, p. 34; “The day of the Lamanites is nigh. For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming whiteand delightsome, as they were promised. …At one meeting a father and mother  and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl – sixteen – sitting between the dark father and […]

Racist LDS Doctrine Cloaked in Faux Righteousness

07 March

 Book of Mormon Student Manual, Religion 121, 122, p. 102; “I hope we can all overcome any differences of culture, race, and language…In my experience, no race or class seems superior to any other in spirituality and faithfulness” – James E. Faust      James 1:22; “But be ye doers of the word, and not […]

Joseph Smith Born into Non-White Race

15 March

Melvin J. Ballard Blacks neutral in the pre-existence?  Maybe not… Sermons and Missionary Services of Melvin J. Ballard, pgs. 247-248; “Now, my brothers and sisters, I would like you to understand that long before we were born into this earth we were tested and tried in our pre-existence, and the fact that of the thousands […]

Brigham Young’s 1852 Address to Legislature on Slavery

20 September

Today we’re looking at a speech given by Brigham Young in 1852 to a joint session of Legislature on the topic of slavery, racism, and Brigham’s idea of how God looks at black people. In the future we’ll be adding to a new category here on the site and blog where we’ll be listing other […]

Racist Remarks by Mormon Leaders 18

29 February

No  Priesthood for Cain until Abel has His Own Planet  The Church and the Negro, pg 48-49; “It was a great tragedy for Abel to be killed and thereby prevented from having any offspring. It is written that the blessings of exaltation consist in “the continuation of the family unit in eternity” and a “continuation […]

Racist Remarks by Mormon Leaders 17

28 February

Black Woman will be White in Heaven Wilford Woodruff, His Life and Labors, pg 587; “There is one peculiar characteristic noticeable in the journal of Wilford Woodruff, it is that hopeful, joyful spirit that dwells with ever increasing satisfaction upon the things that are good and uplifting…He said in his journal of October, that year, […]

Racist Remarks by Mormon Leaders 16

27 February

Mark of Cain is a Black Skin, Blacks weren’t Valiant in Pre-existence The Church and the Negro, John Lund, pg 13; “On the subject of the mark of Cain our prophets have given all the important information that is necessary to our salvation. Frankly, sincerely, and somewhat abruptly, President Brigham Young has told us that […]

Mormon Leaders Racist Remarks 15

25 February

Mormon Leader Lies about Racist Past Behavior of Church Ensign, Sept. 2000; “The cause of much of the strife and conflict in the world, racism is an offense against God and a toll in the devil’s hands. In common with other Christians, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regret the actions […]

Racist Remarks by Mormon Leaders 14

24 February

Forget Past Revelations about Race The 2nd Annual Symposium on the Book of Mormon, All are Alike unto God; “There are statements in our literature by the early brethren which we have interpreted to mean that the Negroes would not receive the priesthood in mortality. I have said the same things, and people write me […]