Today we’re looking at a little known event in Mormon history, the story of Jane Elizabeth Manning James. Jane was a ‘free black’ who joined the Church in the late 1830’s and ended up crossing the plains with Brigham Young’s outfit.
Posted in Racism in the Mormon Church, tagged 2 Nephi 30:6, changes to Mormon scripture, false doctrines of Mormonism, Genesis 1:26, God created man in His image, Jesus, racist teachings in Mormonism on 05/12/2014 | Leave a Comment »
This thought of the day came about after speaking with an uncle of mine earlier this week and our conversation regarding my great-grandmother’s ethnicity.
After we ended our call I began wondering once again why the Church would’ve allowed this side of my family into their exclusive priesthood back in the late 1800’s when they emigrated here. Half my family qualifies for the very Mormon coveted status of ‘white and delightsome’ and the other half…well, not so much. They’re black Welsh. Oops.
This topic has been the thorn in my side for as long as I can remember. I prayed and repented countless times as a child for my so-called rejection of Jesus in the pre-existence. My coloring was a sure sign of early apostasy on my part and to say that shame ran deep would be an understatement.
Posted in Racism in the Mormon Church, tagged 1978 revelation, blacks not accepted into priesthood, Book of Mormon, dark and loathsome Lamanites, false prophets, LDS Church Newsroom, Nelson Mandela, racism in Mormonism, Spencer Kimball on 12/10/2013 | 3 Comments »
Posted in Racism in the Mormon Church, tagged bible, blacks are cursed, false doctrines of Mormonism, Jesus, jr, Martin Luther King, racism, racism in Mormonism, salvation on 08/28/2013 | Leave a Comment »
When Martin Luther King’s speech took place fifty years ago today, I was four months shy of being born. That doesn’t mean his words don’t carry as much weight for me or others not born in that era because they do! Reverend King’s speech has stood as a hallmark of all speeches – ever.
In my quest to get things organized I created another research page. I pray it’ll be of use and another easy access point for gathering the info you need. We have a total of over 300 pages filled with roughly 2,800 articles on everything Mormon. Remembering where I put every article is becoming more of an issue so I’m gathering by category and putting them on the sidebar. I’ve been blessed with a good memory, but….
So hang a right over to the sidebar and look for the logo you see with this post and it’ll have all our info on this horrible problem in the Mormon Church or you can just access it here.
The past couple of years have proven themselves to be very busy here at LAM and not wanting the helpful articles and info people write in to share w/ us and our readers I’m aiming to take control of my chaotic mess! ;) So check it out when you need a reference on racism in Mormonism and who said what, when.
AND, if you’re one of our beautiful authors, researchers, prayer partners or contributors – THANK YOU!!!!!!!! We couldn’t do this without you!
With Love in Christ;
1 Cor 1:18
Posted in Racism in the Mormon Church, tagged Book of Mormon, contradictory Mormon teachings, false doctrines of Mormonism, Mormon racism, Pearl of Great Price, racist Mormon teachings on 08/19/2013 | 5 Comments »
Update: I wrote this article in August 2013. Now it’s March 2014 and I need to update something! Just two short months after I published this I received some news from a doctor of mine that answered a lot of questions for me personally and the discovery with proof, if you will, mandates that I present an update. I had some DNA tests done and long story short my curiosities were confirmed. I’m half black. So there’s my news – praise God I wasn’t imagining things and the proof as they say is in the pudding – or in this case my wild hairdos!
“Regardless of the color of our skin, of the shape of our eyes, of the language we speak, we all are sons and daughters of God and must reach out to one another with love and concern…Wherever we live we can be friendly neighbors.” – President Gordon B. Hinckley, Ensign, May 2005
“All Are Alike Unto God” is the title of a speech given at BYU by the LDS Apostle Bruce McConkie in August of 1978. The speech was given as an address to members of the Church to explain the recent change in Church membership requirements. Yet oddly enough, neither the speech nor the prophecy really changed the heart of Mormonism.
Posted in Racism in the Mormon Church, tagged bible, Book of Mormon, false prophecies of Mormonism, Jesus, Lee Baker, Liberia, racist teachings in Mormonism, salvation, West Africa Mormon converts on 08/17/2013 | 1 Comment »
By Lee B. Baker, Former Mormon Bishop
For several years now, every Tuesday evening I have had the great privilege of addressing the Christian and Mormon listeners of Worship FM 101.7 in Monrovia, the capital City of Liberia, West Africa.
I have come to know several of the station managers and a number of the more frequent callers to the weekly program. Through their comments, questions and photographs, I have been genuinely moved to see the application of their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.