Author Archives: Royce Lerwick

About Royce Lerwick

I have a lot to say about a lot of things. This is probably because I have a brain the size of a small planet. To prevent my cranium from exploding from the sheer mass of intelligence it is forced to contain, I am compelled to spew it somewhere. This is where I have chosen to spew it. My apologies. Get over it. Move on.

Black LDS Lives Matter Part 3: Black Jesus

The first noted objection to using the word “Negro” in connection with the “Negro,” came from Malcolm X, formerly Malcolm Little, eventually known by his enlightened moniker, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, who always prefaced the use of the label … Continue reading

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Black LDS Lives Matter: Part 2 Mormon Doctrine

A black LDS Facebook group called, “Latter-day Saints for Social Justice,” which seems to have gone black now, (no pun intended) prompted my first investigation into black LDS Facebook activity with its lead post or header, posing this question: Should … Continue reading

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Black LDS Lives Matter: Part 1 Who are You?

What could possibly be wrong with an organization that calls itself “Black Lives Matter?” Continue reading

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Black LDS Lives Matter: Introduction

For some time I’ve been exploring the relationship between scientific, sociological and historical notions of “race” and LDS theology. This has led me into some pretty sketchy church history examinations and evolved into a cathartic look at LDS doctrines regarding … Continue reading

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Mormonism and the Mythical Curse of Cain: Overview

Welcome to my online Mormon non-fiction novelette. It started out as a priesthood lesson, and has blossomed into what I now believe to be the most honest and thorough exploration of the history and mystery of the recently abandoned legacy … Continue reading

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Mormonism and the Mythical Curse of Cain Part 4: It’s a law of God

In 1969 president McKay actually moved the business of removing the black priesthood ban to a vote amongst the Brethren, and the resolution was passed. Absent on church business from that vote however, Harold B Lee demanded a re-assessment, and … Continue reading

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Mormonism and the Mythical Curse of Cain Part 3: The Ballad of Randy Bott

Randy Bott was unarguably the most popular Brigham Young University religion (or any other) professor on campus. He’d just won a national student poll and was reigning US “professor of the year.” He taught the mission prep class and gave … Continue reading

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