It's been one year since the Be One Celebration; Mormonism isn’t racist anymore!!! We know the high-level overview of what the Priesthood ban included, now we take a foray into the human element. We talk about the tough paradoxes introduced when institutionalized theological racism comes into conflict with an ever-expanding global religion. An oft-forgotten aspect of Mormon conversion, Patriarchal Blessings, become the litmus test for African ancestry. Patriarchs fight with the First Presidency. The church takes no official position. Chaos and pandemonium rule doctrinal racism throughout the entire 20th century.
Mormons and Lineage: The Complicated History of Blacks and Patriarchal Blessings by Matt Harris
Black, White, or Brown? Racial Perceptions and the Priesthood Policy in Latin America by Jeremy Talmage and Clinton D. Christensen
Race and the Priesthood (Faithful & Official)
Race and the Priesthood (Critical & Skeptical)
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