http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_KER...eature=relatedOriginally Posted by Doug Yancey
Gordon Hinckley is asked point blank by a German reporter, "Until 1978, no person of color attained the priesthood of your church. Why [did] take it so long time to overcome racism?"
Gordon Hinckley with a smile on his face admitted it, "I don't know. I don't know. I can only say that."
Prophet, seer, revelator?
When a person or organization sins you should acknowledge it and repent. I didn't see any of that from Hinckley.
About the dark skinned people in Africa and Brazil he said, "We're developing them...we're trying to help them." I am confused. Were Mormons helping them before 1978 or after 1978? It's a huge quagmire.
"And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men" (Alma 3:6). So rebelling against Mormons, my skin will grow darker?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS1QV_ULCIw Mormon Racism 1 of 6
It was the book of Mormon by Joseph Smith who first offered up skin color as personal righteousness.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BToWN...eature=related Mormon Racism 2 of 6
In order to be saved you had to go the Mormon temple to do the things that will save you, and in order to go the temple you had to be allowed into the Mormon priesthood. For 148 years backs were not saved in Mormonism. Why? Because of their skin color.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMhlF...eature=related Mormonism Racism 3 of 6
"It came to pass that those Lamanites who had united with the Nephites were numbered among the Nephites; And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites. And their young men and their daughters became exceedingly fair, and they were numbered among the Nephites, and were called Nephites. And thus ended the thirteenth year" (3 Nephi 2.14-16).
"O my brethren, I fear that unless ye shall repent of your sins that their skins will be whiter than yours, when ye shall be brought with them before the throne of God" (Jacob 3.8). "The darkness of their skins...their filthiness came because of their fathers" (Jacob 3.9).
"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 did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities" (2 Nephi 5.21).
Joseph Smith had an immature mind. Their sin caused their skin to darken and when they sinned less their skin would whiten. Skin color pigmentation was a barometer for righteousness according to Joseph Smith which he claims is the word of God. Pigmentation color changes based on sin? This is a Willy Wonka God! Why didn't Hitler's Aryan race skin color darken? This racist attitude proves the book of Mormon is fanciful fiction. Why did the Lamanites' skin color go dark when they sinned but the Nephites' skin color didn't go dark when they sinned?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDahM...eature=related Mormonism Racism 4 of 6
Thomas Dick's Philosophy of a Future State talks about pre-existence. Sidney Rigdon even quoted from Dick in an 1836 article in the LDS Messenger and Advocate. Joseph Smith, thus, borrowed many of Thomas Dick's thoughts on pre-existing beings and intelligences in an atheistic evolution or progression.
Now we can understand the black people are in a progression also. Early on blacks were black because of sin. Now the progression has taken hold so they can come in the priesthood. The truth is the reason man has different colors is not because of sin, but because God is a diverse God to the glory of God and acclimates us to where we live.
Joseph Smith said, "The mind of man is as immortal as God himself. God never did have power to create the spirit of man at all" (Times and Seasons, Volume 5, page 615, reprinted in the History of the Church, Volume 6).
The Bible says Jesus created all things with the Father and the Spirit.
The outcropping of this pre-existence theology is that some are noble in the pre-existence and some are not which is the root of racism. It's also very Calvinistic that they were made that way.
It is the book of Mormon by Joseph Smith who first offered up skin color as personal righteousness. Smith couldn't even originate this idea himself. It was the times and the place he was surrounded by people who thought similar thoughts that Cain's mark was blackness.
That's funny if you think about it. Adam and Eve where white (allegedly) then they had two white children, but after Cain killed Abel, Cain turned into a black man. Then Ham, Noah's son married a black woman named Egyptus, and through that line, they are not allowed to hold the priesthood so they are not saved.
The mistaken assumption made by Mormons is that Adam and Eve produced the dark skinned people. The truth is dark skinned people come from a different line of God-conscious people. Adam is just the identifying representative of all God-conscious people. In Africa there existed black people while Adam was in the Garden of Eden.
Bruce R. McConkie said, "Those who were less valued in the pre-existent and who thereby had certain spiritual restrictions imposed upon them during mortality are known to us as the negros. Such spirits are sent to earth through the lineage of Cain, the mark put upon him for his rebellion against God and his murder of Abel in a black skin" (in 1966). Assumptions and misreading are deadly eh?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5FMr...eature=related Mormonism Racism 5 of 6
The quotes go on and on of racist comments by Mormon leaders. It's the Klu Klux Clan with religious garb.
Orson Hyde (April 27th, 1845 to a High Priest quorum in Nauvoo) said, "At the time the devil was cast out of heaven there was some spirits that did not know who had authority whether God or the devil. They consequently did not take a very active part on either side but rather thought that the devil had been abused. These spirits were not considered bad enough to be cast down to hell and never have bodies, neither were they considered worthy of an honorable body on this earth. But those spirits in heaven that rather lent an influence to the devil thinking that he had a little best right to govern, but did not take a very active part anyway were required to come into the world to take bodies of the accursed lineage of Cain; and hence, the negro or African race."
You could be put to death for marrying a black woman.
The reason why the Mormon stance changed in 1978 was because of several pressures from outside. A temple was built in Brazil and it was later found out they had black blood in them. Several universities did not want to participate in sports with Brigham University because of their racism.
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It's a matter of committee's not revelation. This venom existed for so long, this sick and disgusting doctrine. Public relations all the way.
The book of Mormon and Pearl of Great Price are still racist.
What are you going to do when they change this or that again?
What are you going to do when polygamy in your celestial kingdom is done away with?
They change stuff on you Willy Nilly to do and say whatever it can to grow and get your money.
"Behold, the Lamanites your brethren, whom ye hate because of their filthiness and the cursing which hath come upon their skins, are more righteous than you; for they have not forgotten the commandment of the Lord, which was given unto our father -- that they should have save it were one wife, and concubines they should have none, and there should not be whoredoms committed among them" (Jacob 3.5).