Monday, 18 April 2011

the mormon faith isnt racist

here's my response to a facebook thread where it was claimed that the mormon church isnt racist.

"I have a really hard time believing the Mormon faith is racist."
1) in the *current* aaronic priesthood manual, the church discourages interracial marriages:
“We recommend that people marry those who are of the same racial background"

2) see recent articles about BYU's unproportional punishment of black athletes concerning honor code violations:
Since 1993, according to our research, at least 70 athletes have been suspended, dismissed, put on probation, or forced to withdraw from their teams or the school after running afoul of the honor code. Fifty-four of them, or nearly 80 percent, are minorities. Forty-one, or almost 60 percent, are black men.
0.6% of BYU student body is black, yet the *majority* of honor code violations are by black athletes.

3) Jane Elizabeth Manning James was "attached as a Servitor for eternity to the prophet Joseph Smith and in this capacity be connected with his family and be obedient to him in all things in the Lord as a faithful Servitor".

4) read all the ridiculously racist statements made by lds prophets and apostles

5) the book of mormon has a general racist theme of one people with black skin vs the white and delightsome people

6) the lds church finally giving in to pressure in 1978 to let blacks participate equally with whites in the church

7) google "mormonism racism" =)

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