Curse of Cain? Racism in the Mormon Church

Twenty-six years ago, in June of 1978, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the end of its priesthood restrictions regarding African blacks. Since the LDS Church has a lay priesthood, the ban had kept blacks from any leadership positions. One of the foundations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the claim that priesthood is essential to act in God’s behalf…

Read the entire book online at: http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/curseofcain_contents.htm