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The Church’s recent announcement raised more than a few eyebrows for those in the know about all things Mormon.

There were a handful of issues people brought up, and having reporters on the scene gave the impression their new prophet, Russell M. Nelson, would acquiesce, and answer their concerns. Alas, true to Mormon style that assumption proved wrong. The fallout didn’t take long to kick in from around the media tables.

While there were many legitimate issues people wanted addressed, we’re only looking at a couple of things, with an emphasis on their chronically terminal racist problem they instigate, and turn a blind eye to.

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That Ye May Not Be Deceived, pp. 9-10, 13; “…Also, the gospel was not carried to this segregated black group… the Negroes tread the earth with black dishonorable bodies as a judgment of God because at the time of decision in the pre-existence they were faint-hearted and exhibited an infirmity of purpose – they were not valiant in the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, they were entitled to no better earthly lineage than that of the first early murderer, Cain. They were to be the ‘servant of servants.’ They were to be segregated. No effort was made to carry the gospel to them as a people. …

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has no call to carry the Gospel to the Negro, and it does not do so.” – Elder Arthur M. Richardson, 1955

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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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