posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 11:13 PM
Before 1978, the mormon religion did not give the priesthood (ordain with secret religious, mystical powers) to black men. The priesthood is never
given to women. According to mormon doctrine, one has to have the priesthood in order to get to the highest level of heaven. Women have to get into
the highest level of heaven (there are supposedly three) by being married to priesthood holders. Blacks were seen as being "cursed" because of Cain
(Cain slew Abel, etc.) so they were not allowed to hold the priesthood.
In 1978, the church was under attack by the NCAAP and other civil liberties related programs. According to mormon doctrine, the prophet at the time,
W Kimball, had a direct revelation from god that blacks could now have the priesthood given to them and could attend the temple and have the full
endowments (blessings and promises made at the temple). Wow, what timing. Thus avoiding any expensive lawsuits and/or incriminations. And opening a
whole new demographic area for exploitation.
Another example of how insidious the mormon religion is.
The first "prophet", Joseph Smith, actually did give the priesthood to a black man. This was later changed by the second "prophet", Brigham
Young, who was a staunch defender of slavery. There are even records of slaves being held in Utah.
My friend at I were actually talking about this tonight and her grandma (a staunch mormon) has a book that was written in 1958 called "The Mormons
and Negroes." According to my friend, the book goes into great detail about how the black people are inferior and will never hold the priesthood.
As a side bar, generational satanists are extremely racist and basically think that black people are inhuman and are to be used like animals.
I am not in agreement with the mormons or the satanists. I am not "siding" with mormons (or satanists) or defending their position. I am only
retelling what I have been taught and what I have learned.
As a point of reference, I have moved past exmormon to the point of being ANTI-mormon.