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Privileged White Mormons

01 March

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, […]

Black Woman Will Be White In Heaven

12 February

Wilford Woodruff, His Life and Labors, p 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, that “Aunt Jane,” the colored sister, had been to […]

LDS Racism: Communists Formatted Civil Rights

17 December “55 years ago today – Dec 14, 1963 “LOGAN, UTAH–Former Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson charged Friday night that the civil-rights movement in the South had been ‘formatted almost entirely by the Communists.’ Elder Benson, a member of the Council of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said in a […]

Mormon Missionaries Trained to Hide Racism

29 September

Philippians 4:8”Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” For What Purpose, pp. 2-5 President Alvin R. Dyer of the First Presidency 18 March 1962 Mission Conference Olso, Norway “…I want to talk […]

LDS 40th Anniversary Shows No Change in Racist Doctrines

18 May

Acts 17:26 “ And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation”. Doctrine and Covenants Official Declaration—2;“…As we have witnessed the expansion of the work of the Lord over the earth, we […]

Joe Smith’s Hatred for His Brother is Evident in Book of Mormon

06 March

2 Nephi 5:21-23; “And he 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 […]

New LDS Leadership Reveals Old Mormon Ways, Racism Included

21 January

The Church’s recent announcement raised more than a few eyebrows for those in the know about all things Mormon. There were a handful of issues people brought up, and having reporters on the scene gave the impression their new prophet, Russell M. Nelson, would acquiesce, and answer their concerns. Alas, true to Mormon style that assumption proved […]

Mormon Doctrines: Judgment of God, or Man?

10 January

That Ye May Not Be Deceived, pp. 9-10, 13; “…Also, the gospel was not carried to this segregated black group… the Negroes tread the earth with black dishonorable bodies as a judgment of God because at the time of decision in the pre-existence they were faint-hearted and exhibited an infirmity of purpose – they were not […]

Apostle Stapley’s Letter Protesting Civil Rights for Blacks

19 November

Acts 17:26; “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;” About a month after I was born, LDS apostle Delbert Stapley, wrote a letter to then Michigan Governor, George W. […]