Originally Posted in 2013
Mormonism, Mama & Me, 1986, pp 24‑25 “As a white Mormon, I proudly accepted the teaching that my fair skin and Mormon parentage signified that I had been one of God’s most intelligent and obedient born‑in‑heaven spirit children…. As a reward for my superior attributes and attitudes, I had been singled out, trained, and qualified to be born a white Latter‑day Saint, deserving of emulation, adulation, and eventual deification. All dark‑skinned people, even darker‑complexioned Caucasians… had been inferior spirits in heaven.” – Thelma “Granny” Geer
1 Samuel 2:3; “Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let not arrogancy come out of your mouth: for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.”
Given what the Bible has declared why would God who is all knowing, allow an organization to teach that white people born in Mormonism are superior to everyone else? Why would He want anyone to feel superior to others when we and especially God Himself, would know this is pride?
Thelma “Granny” Geer grew up in a typical LDS home, much like the one in which I was raised. She was raised to be proud of being Mormon, and proud that she was white because it was a sign she had been a superior spirit in the pre-existence. Born in 1916, she passed away in AZ in 1999, and was the great-granddaughter of John D. Lee. Her mother was born into a polygamous family. She was obviously intimately aware of how the Church operated!
She came to know the Lord as an adult, and shortly thereafter the Lord called her into ministry. She gave seminars and spoke across the country about the doctrines of Mormonism compared to Christianity, and dressed in pioneer attire during her presentations.
The info she shared on the pecking order of who was more righteous within Mormonism gives us valuable insight on how Mormons view themselves, and outsiders as well. While her style seemed simplistic to many, her message carried truth as it touched thousands of people by leading them out of the prison of Mormonism and into the arms of the Lord!
Beloved, God is well aware of what color you are because He created you and doesn’t need a visual reminder of how great you might be because of the color He made you! He’s not all that concerned about the different shades of people as He is about your heart. This type of behavior within Mormonism hasn’t changed. Just imagine the amount of time lost to those caught in this when they could’ve been reading their Bibles…
If the Church’s motives were truly sincere, they would have eradicated all of the racist LDS scriptures by now. They declared they accept everyone 40+ yrs ago, but their faux behavior speaks otherwise. Abraham 1:26-27 is a good example of what they believe.
Pray for those who are trying to escape but don’t know how, or too afraid to do so. We see this all the time at the ministry.They know it’s wrong and don’t know how to leave because there’s so much at stake with jobs, homes, families…
With Love in Christ;