Blacks are Cursed & Shouldn’t Intermarry

Mormon Doctrine, pg. 114; “… in a broad general sense, caste systems have their root and origin in the gospel itself, and when they operate according to the divine decree, the resultant restrictions and segregation are right and proper and have the approval of the Lord. To illustrate: Cain, Ham, and the whole negro race have been cursed with a black skin, the mark of Cain, so they can be identified as a caste apart, a people with whom the other descendants of Adam should not intermarry. (Gen. 4; Moses 5.)” – Apostle Bruce R. McConkie

Deuteronomy 7:3-4; “Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.”

It’s important to note whenever restrictions were placed upon the Israelites to not intermarry with another people group it wasn’t because of color! God always warned the Israelites not to be unequally yoked to others who worship false gods – not because of their skin color. 

If God didn’t approve of intermarriage between the races then why didn’t He stop Moses from marrying Zipporah, the Ethiopian woman? She was a Cushite which signifies she was from southern Ethiopia People then and now have always known that Ethiopians are black. We see nothing in biblical texts where God has condemned Moses for marrying Zipporah. (Exodus 2:20-21)

Also noteworthy: this curse was only for Cain and wasn’t passed on down to others. Furthermore, Ham was not cursed by God, but blessed by God.