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LDS Position on Slavery

Journal of Discourses 6:180; “One gentleman asked if we believed in slavery. I told him, No, we did not; “but,” said I, “we believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ…” “Well,” said he, “do not you believe in freeing the negroes?” I answered, “No; the Lord will do that.” “Ah,” said he, “the Mormons do believe in slavery; for they permit men to bring their slaves into their Territory.” I them went on to show him our views upon the subject; but I could see my remarks did not satisfy the people.” – Ezra T. Benson, Salt Lake City, January 24, 1858


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