The leaders say the 1978 proclamation took care of that.
Some current members believe that the ban was wrongly instituted by Brigham Young and was not really God's will.
These observations leave critics grappling with two fundamental questions: What moral authority does Mormon scripture have concerning other matters if it contains oppositional ideas about race?
Upon what moral authority does our current prophet speak if revelations made by past prophets are no longer valid?
Stop marching/protesting for this fool that did not care about you. #Black Women Matter pic.twitter.com/p DNLr GVTl O — Hello (@Eatmorefruitz) March 30, 2018 Here is a tweet #Stephon Clark 's Asian babymama posted & laughed at regarding Black Babies and another tweet she wrote about Black Women. Notice that #Stephon Clark cosigned the tweet about Black Babies. pic.twitter.com/zk FMWvkz Hm — Hello (@Eatmorefruitz) March 30, 2018 Neither #Stephon Clark nor his racist asian babymama, both active twitter users, ever mentioned or tweeted in support of #blacklivesmatter.
Nothing regarding Philando, Trayvon, Sandra, Charleston9, Sam etc.
That curse will remain upon them, [p.291] and they never can hold the Priesthood or share in it until all the other descendants of Adam have received the promises and enjoyed the blessings of the Priesthood and the keys thereof.
Until the last ones of the residue of Adam's children are brought up to that favourable position, the children of Cain cannot receive the first ordinances of the Priesthood.
The leaders of the church up through the 1970s made it very clear why blacks were denied the priesthood.
There are too many comments to list them all but here is a sample of the comments made by various LDS officials (emphasis added): has been misunderstood, we feel in duty bound to state, in this Extra, that our intention was not only to stop free people of color from emigrating to this state, but to prevent them from being admitted as members of the Church.
The Church doesn't deny it but prefers not to discuss it.
The Church has not admitted that the original ban was a mistake nor has it offered any form of apology.
Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race - that they should be the "servant of servants;" and they will be, until that curse is removed; and the Abolitionists cannot help it, nor in the least alter that decree.