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Originally Posted in 2013

Mormonism, Mama & Me, 1986, pp 24‑25 “As a white Mormon, I proudly accepted the teaching that my fair skin and Mormon parentage signified that I had been one of God’s most intelligent and obedient born‑in‑heaven spirit children…. As a reward for my superior attributes and attitudes, I had been singled out, trained, and qualified to be born a white Latter‑day Saint, deserving of emulation, adulation, and eventual deification. All dark‑skinned people, even darker‑complexioned Caucasians… had been inferior spirits in heaven.” – Thelma “Granny” Geer

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Mormon Decisions 10Judges 17:6; “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

The bible verse above is fitting for both sets of Danites we’re looking at today. Both had problems with following God and did what they saw fitting in their own eyes.

Controversy has always been a staple in the subject of Mormon Danites and it begins with the simple fact of when they were first organized. Some believe the ‘Armies of Israel’ were the original Danites, and on the other end of the spectrum is the argument Danites were only a part of Mormon folklore.

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Privileged White Mormons

Mormon Decisions 10Mormonism, Mama & Me, 1986, pgs 24‑25; “As a white Mormon, I proudly accepted the teaching that my fair skin and Mormon parentage signified that I had been one of God’s most intelligent and obedient born‑in‑heaven spirit children…. As a reward for my superior attributes and attitudes, I had been singled out, trained, and qualified to be born a white Latter‑day Saint, deserving of emulation, adulation, and eventual deification. All dark‑skinned people, even darker‑complexioned Caucasians… had been inferior spirits in heaven.” – Thelma “Granny” Geer

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