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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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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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Mormonism and the Mythical Curse of Cain Part 2: Why now?

Though Curse of Cain theology was almost universally upheld as Biblically correct in nearly all Christian, Jewish, and for that matter, Muslim schools of scholarship at the time of the founding, or “restoration” of the Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading

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Mormonism and the Mythical Curse of Cain Part 1: Never Mind all That Stuff About the Negro…

On 10 December, 2013, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints quietly released its latest statement to date on Race and the Priesthood. It completely repudiates two previous official statements by the church’s First Presidency, one in 1949, and … Continue reading

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