Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mr. Romney, When did you stop believing that dark skin is a curse?

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We know the Book of Mormon is true
US  SO! 
BYU Professor Bott
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  "This is The Place"

(1831 - 1844)   JOSEPH SMITH  Discoverer of the Golden plates, first Prophet
        and Inventor of Mormonism:

"Had I anything to do with the negro , I would confine them by strictlaw to their own species and put them on a national equalization.''
(1848 - 1877)   BRIGHAM YOUNG 2nd Prophet and President
"...this people that are commonly called negroes are the children of old Cain. I know they are..." (Speech by Utah Gov. Brigham Young in Joint Session of the Legislature, 1852)
"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, sad, low in their habits, wild, and seemingly without the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain, the penalty, under the law of God, is death on the spot.This will always be so."
The longtime university
religion professor Randy
Bott  at LDS Church -
owned BYU argued that
Blacks were not ready for
 the priesthood —
“like a young child
prematurely asking for
the keys to her father’s

Bott says that this ban —
"was the greatest blessing  The Almighty could give them" at the time.
~ BYU religion professor
   Randy Bott, Feb 2012
Professor Bott pointed to
Mormon scriptures that
indicate descendants of
the biblical Cain who killed
his brother Abel and was
“cursed” by God 
were turned black and
subsequently barred from
the priesthood.
He also noted that past
LDS primates suggested
that blacks were less
valiant in the sphere
known in Mormon theology
as the “premortal existence.”
"This baby is black.
It is a dark, ugly thing.
Utah SenatorButtars

(1877 - 1887)  JOHN TAYLOR 3rd Prophet and President

"...after the flood we are told that the curse that had been pronounced upon Cain was continued through Ham's wife, as he had married a wife of that seed. And why did it pass through the flood? Because it was necessary that the devil should have a representation a upon a the earth as well as God;.. "
(1901 - 1918)  JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH 10th Prophet and President

"I would not want you to believe that we bear any animosity toward the Negro. "Darkies" are wonderful people, and they have their place in our church."
"Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness he became the father of an inferior race.
"... and they have been 'despised among all people.' This doctrine did not originate with President Brigham Young but was taught by the Prophet Joseph Smith ..."
Jos. Smith, the inventor of Mormonism found in his translation of theBook of Abraham the rationale for withholding Mormon priesthood from Black males. In Mormon doctrine Blacks are considered to suffer from the Curse of Cain. In 1978 Black people were absolved of this curse. However the notion that Blacks as decedents of the biblical Cain, murderer of Abel, cannot be extinguished because biblical history cannot be changed.
~ Wikipedia
Disclaimer /
  The Book of Mormon (BOM) was not TRANSLATED CORRECTLY at first.  Thousands of corrections were substituted and added later, inspired by revelation.  For example, initially the BOM's "... a white and delightsome [race of people]" had been translated incorrectly by the prophet Joseph Smith; it should have read "... light and delightsome".  Such replacements arealways made without calling attention to the changes.  An rare exception was, when in 1976, the LDS prophet widely publicized that it's now OK to be a descendent of the Biblical Cain -- the Black race.


Joseph Smith, translating 
-- correctly --
 the Book of Mormon

First photograph of J. SmithPermission required. (FLDS church)
Moroni sounds his horn when Christ returns from Kolob and approaches the East gate of the temple

  Joseph  Smith,  translating  correctly,  in  this
South Park episode, "All About the Mormons"
  Tarring and feathering of Joseph Smith  

BRUCE R. McCONKIE of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

The negroes are not equal with other races when the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned..."

...As a result of his rebellion, Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the negroes"

"Cain Ham, and the whole negro race have _ cursed with a black skin, the mark of Cain, so they can be identified as a caste apart, a people with whom the other descendants of Adam should not intermarry."

MARK E. PETERSON of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

"At least in the cases of the Lamanites and the negroes we have the definite word of the Lord Himself that He placed a dark skin upon them as a curse - as a punishment and as a sign to all others.
If there is one drop of negro blood in my children, as I have read to you, they receive the curse, There isn't any argument, therefore, as to intermarriage with the Negro, is there? "Now we are generous with the Negro. We are willing that the Negro have the highest kind of education. I would be willing to let every Negro drive a Cadillac if they could afford it.

ORSON PRATT of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

"The Lord has not kept them in store for five or six thousand years past, and kept them waiting for their bodies all this time to send them among the Hottentots, the African Negroes, the idolatrous Hindoos, or any other of the fallen nations of the earth
"Lamanites" is the Book of Mormon term for Native Americans. The quote below is from a Mormon General Conference talk given by Spencer W. Kimball in 1960. Spencer W. Kimball became the president of the Mormon Church in 1975.

"The day of the Lamanites in nigh. For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised. [...] The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.

At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl- sixteen- sitting between the darker father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents- on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather. There was the doctor in a Utah city who for two years had had an Indian boy in his home who  stated that he was some shades lighter than the younger brother just coming into the program from the reservation. These young members of the Church are changing towhiteness and to delightsomeness. One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly  to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated."
The above quotes by Mormon Primates are brief. Read on if you would like to see the comments in their fuller context, along with their sources.

A site where you can see --  from the Mormon's own scriptures -- that what is written here is not just all made up -- it's  the Mormon church's bookstore.
Look up your beliefs:  http://www.deseretbook.com/scriptures/pgp_home.html .

Mormon Scripture is quietly and systematically being cleaned up.  For example, the 'Mormon Doctrine' by Mormonism's chief apologist,  Bruce McConkie,  is being revised regularly.  Much of the condemnation of Blacks has been censored away.  You may have to track down some older copies in libraries to verify the veracity of this web page.

Much of this text is also given at various 'Truer' Christian web sites, each with its own axe to grind.  These sites dredge up the ugly side of Mormonism to bolster their own view of THE TRUTH. One such site is Saints Alive In Jesus

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