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AFRICANGLOBE - In the “Book of Mormon,” dark skin is a sign of God’s curse while White skin is a sign of his blessing. Joseph Smith taught that Black people are cursed as “sons of Cain”. Brigham Young, his successor, was harsher: “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.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Thirty-five years after lifting a ban on Blacks entering the priesthood, the Mormon church has offered an explanation for a practice that was in place for more than 100 years, saying it was rooted in the racism of the times.
AFRICANGLOBE - In a statement released last Friday, which includes what some church watchers call “the most significant changes made to Mormon scripture since 1981,” the church acknowledged the existence of two Black men who played a significant role in the early Mormon Church..