The Mormon Church and the African

FOR NEARLY 140 YEARS, Mormonism (the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”) taught that the African people are “inferior” and are “cursed” by God. The Mormon leaders who preached these things in the name of Christianity are revered as “prophets, seers and revelators” by their Church, and their plain words about these cruel, unscriptural teachings remain for the world to judge.

However, in June of 1978, Mormon leaders attempted to erase over a century of outside resentment with the announcement that “worthy” persons of African descent could receive privileges and secret initiations which had always been denied them in Mormonism…

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