Black woman dating outside her race
They were the first that were cursed, and they will be the last from whom the curse will be removed.
In our first settlement in Missouri, it was said by our enemies that we intended to tamper with the slaves, not that we had any idea of the kind, for such a thing never entered our minds. He needed the devil and a great many of those who do his bidding to keep men straight, that we may learn to place our dependence on God, and trust in Him, and to observe his laws and keep his commandments.The Church doesn't deny it but prefers not to discuss it.The Church has not admitted that the original ban was a mistake nor has it offered any form of apology.Others believe it was God's will and the reasons were as many of the leaders taught for 150 years, that blacks were cursed and less valiant in the pre-existence.Many other Latter-day Saints believe it was God's will but they do not know the reason.Since 1978, the Church has avoided publicly commenting on the reasons for the ban in the first place.
Source: personal experiences of many contributing members of this site, conversations with many members in various wards throughout the USA and Gospel Doctrine classes which we've attended.
The leaders of the church up through the 1970s made it very clear why blacks were denied the priesthood.
There are too many comments to list them all but here is a sample of the comments made by various LDS officials (emphasis added): has been misunderstood, we feel in duty bound to state, in this Extra, that our intention was not only to stop free people of color from emigrating to this state, but to prevent them from being admitted as members of the Church.
It is a historical truth that until 1978, Latter-day Saints' ecclesiastical policy prohibited black men from being ordained to the priesthood.
In that year, a revelation received by the Prophet Spencer W. Today, Church leaders rely on scriptural authority to proclaim that all humans, regardless of race or sex, are equal in the eyes of God: The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone. The Church has issued several statements solidifying its stance on racial equality: "The Church's position is clear—we believe all people are God's children and are equal in His eyes and in the Church.
Introduction Member beliefs LDS leaders' racist comments Modern prophet interviewed Bigoted LDS scriptures? Protest from a faithful member Book: Mormonism & the Negro Church's response Critics' summary Editor's comments Links Most Latter-day Saints are fully aware that black men were excluded from the priesthood from its inception till 1978.