Lamanites Turning White
Conference Report, October 1960, 1st Day, Afternoon Meeting, pg 34; “I saw a striking contrast in the progress of the Indian people today as against that of only fifteen years ago. Truly the scales of darkness are falling from their eyes, and they are fast becoming a white and delightsome people….
The day of the Lamanites is nigh. For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised. In this picture of the twenty Lamanite missionaries, fifteen of the twenty were as light as Anglos…
The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.
At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl…was several shades lighter than her parents…There was the doctor in a Utah city who for two years had had an Indian boy in his home who stated that he was some shades lighter than the younger brother just coming into the program from the reservation. These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness. One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated.
The day of the Lamanites has come….today the dark clouds are dissipating.” – Spencer W. Kimball
Also see: Improvement Era, December 1960, pages 922-23.
Genesis 1:26; “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
I often wonder what people think of this verse in the Bible.
I also wonder if it crosses their minds that this verse is meant for everyone; black, brown, white…does it occur to them God certainly can’t be all those colors at once (physically speaking)?
And if He can’t be all these colors at once then how does this verse apply to people other than your own race?
The LDS reference above comes from a General Conference held some years ago and still serves as an example of how racist the leaders and teachings are in Mormonism.
While nice words flow from the lips of those in charge lately, i.e. Monson and the late Gordon Hinckley, their approval of racism speaks louder than words by condoning LDS scripture.
Have they condemned the Indian placement program they imposed upon the Navajo Nation? No.
Have they apologized or publicly denounced any of their racist past? Again, we have to say no they have not.
Imagine being Native American and having these things said about you. Is this something God would say and if not, then why are things like this coming out of an apostle’s mouth?