Skip to comments.VIDEO: Fox News Guest Says Black People Not Welcome In Idaho, Utah And Wyoming
Posted on 12/12/2013 7:00:48 PM PST by Impala64ssa
A guest on Sean Hannitys Fox News program declared that Idaho, Utah and Wyoming are racist states where black people arent welcome. The outrageous comments were made by black civil rights attorney Leo Terrell, who verbally sparred with Hannity and Crystal Wright, editor of Conservative Black Chick. Terrell said the fact that African-Americans make up less than two percent of the population in Idaho and Utah indicates that black people are not welcome there.
Idaho and Utah, they dont promote blacks to go to those states. We have private clubs that are all-white and a housing pattern that is all-white, said Terrell. People like me cant go to Idaho and Wyoming. They are apartheid states. How many blacks are in Idaho? [They] do not encourage blacks to live there.
Both Hannity and Wright laughed at the absurdity of Terrells statement. Youre telling me a black person cant go to Idaho today because, what, theyre gonna be killed or lynched? asked Wright. You sound ridiculous. Youre perpetuating these lies like Reverend Jesse Jackson Jr.
Terrell accused Wright of being one of those typical Fox commentators and taking talking points from Hannity before the conversation begin. But perhaps most shocking was that Terrell said that the country was in a better position than it was six years ago because of Obama.
This country has taken a step ahead, declared Terrell. I can believe now that any person, regardless of color, can become President of this country.
“I can believe now that any person, regardless of color, or lack of a sound mind...can become President of this country.”
Terrell is kind of an oddball. He’s gotten into some public fights with the ACLU and NAACP for opposing Bush nominees for no reason other than Bush appointed them.
Apparently he’s a full on racist who would vote for a black republican if the democrat candidate were white.
from the headline I thought they had found a real live white racist but nope, just your normal run of the mill black racist
“Civil rights” attorney Leo Terrell, is a racist, extortionist, lowlife dirtbag ghetto-rat. Stay in hell where you belong, scumbag!
Why does Hannity engage these leftist nutballs? Rush does the smart thing and ignores them. Why waste your time?
Leo Terrell always seems like he is about to bust a gasket.
This is probably news to Mia Love.
Sean should have asked Leo how his buddy OJ is doing..I Hear he isn’t doing too well in the pokey..awwwwwwwwww so sad
Leo is outrageous because he likes his check.........
It may be kinda like what Don Corleone said in the Godfather, “I keep my friends close, and my enemies closer”. Seems like Hannity lets these nutjobs on his show from time to time to let them expose themselves for the morons they are. If someone wants to make an ass of themselves, stand back and let it happen.
Leo Terrell has been covering a criminal case in Orange County and talking with Larry Elder on his show. His coverage has actually been fairly professional. His bias occasionally shows through but overall he has not been the usual racist firebrand. I’d like to think that he is mellowing with age. But I don’t.
Terrell is a racist bomb thrower from way back. Used to see him throw his molotovs on Geraldo’s biased show during the OJ trial. Terrell wouldn’t go to those three states because living there requires a modicum of self reliance, a strong work ethic and ordinary common sense.
I must agree. This country under Obama's Regime has taken a step ahead.
Unfortunately for those of us with brains and eyes can see that this nation is headed towards a cliff. Forward progress means nothing without proper direction. Power is nothing without control.
12,765. Someone should teach this guy how to use the internet.
I can believe now that any person, regardless of citizenship, can become President of this country.
Actually he is right. Racism is still very much part of the Utah and LDS culture. Why do you think Mia Love didn’t win? She was a Black LDS woman running against a White LDS male.
“Idaho and Utah, they dont promote blacks to go to those states”
What a dumb comment!
The several time I’ve seen him, he’s screaming, waving hands/fists and/or storming off sets or radio programs. He should be on a permanent Lithium & Thorazine IV drip.
how many are in Wyoming?
Hey, no problem here in Idaho. We’d love to see some of these black thug knockout gamers show up.
It’s always open season and no bag limit.
Hannity should have thrown him off the program right there.
How many are in my living room?
The Census Knows
LOL! Perfect; that’s the bottomfeeder I remember seeing/hearing.
Oh dear. A word wall.
Only if the NSA tells them.
Holy Moly! It blowed-up!
Try this; close-up the front bracket:
I only slightly exaggerated the size of his head as it appeared in the photo from his very own website..
hes quite a parody of himself evidently.
Lots of Leo, here:
In our first settlement in Missouri, it was said by our enemies that we intended to tamper with the slaves, not that we had any idea of the kind, for such a thing never entered our minds. We knew that the children of Ham were to be the "servant of servants," and no power under heaven could hinder it, so long as the Lord would permit them to welter under the curse and those were known to be our religious views concerning them. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 2:172 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young I am neither an abolitionist nor a pro‑slavery man. If I could have been influenced by private injury to choose one side in preference to the other, I should certainly be against the pro‑slavery side of the question, for it was pro‑slavery men that pointed the bayonet at me and my [p. 490] brethren in Missouri. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:110 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, un‑comely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:290 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young You may inquire of the intelligent of the world whether they can tell why the aborigines of this country are dark, loathsome, ignorant, and sunken into the depths of degradation ...When the Lord has a people, he makes covenants with them and gives unto them promises: then, if they transgress his law, change his ordinances, and break his covenants he has made with them, he will put a mark upon them, as in the case of the Lamanites and other portions of the house of Israel; but by‑and‑by they will become a white and delightsome people. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:336 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young We consider [slavery] of divine institution, and not to be abolished until the curse pronounced on Ham shall have been removed from his descendants. Brigham Young, Brigham Young interviewed by Horace Greeley for NY Tribune article Aug 20, 1859
Brigham Young Those laws are printed ‑‑ you can read for yourself. If slaves are brought here by those who owned them in the states, we do not favor their escape from the service of those owners. Brigham Young, Brigham Young interviewed by Horace Greeley for NY Tribune article Aug 20, 1859
Brigham Young Ham will continue to be servant of servants, as the Lord decreed, until the curse is removed. will the present struggle free the slave? No; but they are now wasting away the black race by thousands.... Treat the slaves kindly and let them live, for Ham must be the servant of servants until the curse is removed. Can you destroy the decrees of the Almighty? You cannot. Yet our Christian brethren think that they are going to overthrow the sentence of the Almighty upon the seed of Ham. They cannot do that, though they may kill them by thousands and tens of thousands. Brigham Young, Millennial Star, Vol. 25, page 787; also published in Journal of Discourses, Vol. 10, page 250 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:290 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race ‑ that they should be the "servant of servants;" and they will be, until that curse is removed; and the Abolitionists cannot help it, nor in the least alter that decree. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:290 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young How long is that race to endure the dreadful curse that is upon them? That curse will remain upon them, and they never can hold the Priesthood or share in it until all the other descendants of Adam have received the promises and enjoyed the blessings of the Priesthood and the keys thereof. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:290 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young Until the last ones of the residue of Adam's children are brought up to that favourable position, the children of Cain [blacks] cannot receive the first ordinances of the Priesthood. They were the first that were cursed, and they will be the last from whom the curse will be removed. When the residue of the family of Adam come up and receive their blessings, then the curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will receive blessings in like proportion. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 7:290 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young The rank, rabid abolitionists, whom I call black‑hearted Republicans, have set the whole national fabric on fire. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:110 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young Brother Robbins also spoke of what they term the nigger‑drivers and nigger‑worshippers. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 5:24 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young I can tell all the world that we mean to sustain the Constitution of the United States and all righteous laws. We are not by any means treasoners, secessionists, or abolitionists. We are neither negro‑drivers nor negro‑worshippers. We belong to the family of heaven, and we intend to walk over every unrighteous and unholy principle, and view everybody and everything as it is before God, and put everything in its place. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 9:29 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young What is the cause of all this waste of life and treasure? To tell it in a plain, truthful way, one portion of the country wish to raise their negroes or black slaves and the other portion wish to free them, and, apparently, to almost worship them. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:49 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young I should never fight one moment about it [slavery], for the cause of human improvement is not in the least advanced by the dreadful war [the Civil War] which now convulses our unhappy country. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:49 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young According to accounts, in all probability not less than one million men, from twenty to forty years of age, have gone to the silent grave in this useless war [the Civil War], in a little over two years, and all to gratify the caprice of a few ‑‑ I do not think I have a suitable name for them, shall we call them abolitionists, slaveholders, religious bigots, or political aspirants? Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:49 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young Some of us are learning to swear almost as good as some of the Gentiles. Some of us are learning to get drunk almost as good as they can. I do not think that will benefit us very much. Some of us are learning to cheat and defraud our neighbors, and some are learning to steal. There is nothing smart about all this. A negro, a Hottentot, or an Indian can do that. There is nothing in these practices that bespeaks an intelligent mind, or that would recommend a person to the estimation of a good man, angels, or God. There is nothing Godlike in them. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 8:1 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young Let this Church which is called the Kingdom of God on the earth; we will summons the First Presidency, the Twelve, the High Council, the Bishopric, and all the Elders of Israel, suppose we summons them and appear here, and here declare that it is right to mingle our seed with the black race of Cain, that they shall come in with us and be partakers with us of all the blessings God has given to us. On that very day and hour we should do so, the Priesthood is taken from this Church and Kingdom and God leaves us to our fate. The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain, the Church must go to destruction‑‑we should receive the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the Priesthood until that curse be removed. Brigham Young, Speech by Gov. Brigham Young in Joint Session of the Legislature, giving his views on slavery, Feb. 5, 1852
Brigham Young I am as much opposed to the principle of slavery as any man in the present acceptation or usage of the term, it is abused. I am opposed to abuseing [sic] that which God has decreed, to take a blessing, and make a curse of it. It is a great blessing to the seed of Adam to have the seed of Cain for servants.... Let this Church which is called the Kingdom of God on the earth; we will sommons [sic] the first presidency, the twelve, the high counsel, the Bishoprick [sic], and all the elders of Isreal [sic], suppose we summons them to apear [sic] here, and here declare that it is right to mingle our seed with the black race of Cain, that they shall come in with us and be pertakers [sic] with us of all the blessings God has given to us. On that very day, and hour we should do so, the priesthood is taken from this Church and the Kingdom of God leaves us to our fate. Brigham Young, Brigham Young Addresses, Feb. 5, 1852
Brigham Young Why are so many of the inhabitants of the earth cursed with a skin of blackness? It comes in consequence of their fathers rejecting the power of the Holy Priesthood, and the law of God. They will go down to death. And when all the rest of the children have received their blessings in the Holy Priesthood, then that curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will then come up and possess the priesthood, and receive all the blessings which we now are entitled to. The volition of the creature is free; this is a law of their existence, and the Lord cannot violate his own law; were he to do that, he would cease to be God. He has placed life and death before his children, and it is for them to choose. If they choose life, they receive the blessings of life; if they chose death, they must abide the penalty. This is a law which has always existed from all eternity, and will continue to exist throughout all the eternities to come. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 11:272 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young You must not think, from what I say, that I am opposed to slavery. No! The negro is damned, and is to serve his master till God chooses to remove the curse of Ham. Brigham Young, New York Herald, May 4, 1855
Brigham Young When all the other children of Adam have had the privilege of receiving the priesthood and of coming into the Kingdom of God and of being redeemed from the four quarters of the earth, and have received their resurrection from the dead, then it will be time enough to remove the curse from Cain and his posterity. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 2:142 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Brigham Young I am no abolitionist, neither am I a proslavery man; I hate some of their principles and especially some of their conduct, as I do the gates of hell. The Southerners make the negroes, and the Northerners worship them; this is all the difference between slaveholders and abolitionists. I would like the President of the United States and all the world to hear this. Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 10:110 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Joseph Smith And the Lord had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them. Joseph Smith, 2 Nephi 5:21
Joseph Smith And Enoch also beheld the residue of the people which were the sons of Adam; and they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them. Joseph Smith, Moses 7:22
Joseph Smith Had I anything to do with the negro, I would confine them by strict law to their own species and put them on a national equalization. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Volume 5, pages 218 ‑ 219
Joseph Smith In the evening debated with John C. Bennett and others to show that the Indians have greater cause to complain of the treatment of the whites, than the Negroes, or sons of Cain. Joseph Smith, History of the Church 4:501
Joseph Smith Having learned with extreme regret, that an article entitled, 'Free People of Color,' in the last number of the Star has been misunderstood, we feel in duty bound to state, in this Extra, that our intention was not only to stop free people of color from emigrating to this state, but to prevent them from being admitted as member of the Church. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 1:378‑379
Joseph Smith [Are the Mormons abolitionists?] No, unless delivering the people from priestcraft, and the priests from the power of Satan, should be considered abolition. But we do not believe in setting the negroes free. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, Vol 3, Ch 3, p 28‑30
Joseph Smith I do not believe that the people of the North have any more right to say that the South shall not hold slaves, than the South have to say the North shall.... the first mention we have of slavery is found in the Holy Bible.... And so far from that prediction being averse to the mind of God, it [slavery] remains as a lasting monument of the decree of Jehovah, to the shame and confusion of all who have cried out against the South, in consequence of their holding the sons of Ham in servitude. Joseph Smith, History of the Church, v. 2, p. 438
John Taylor And 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 upon the earth as well as God;... John Taylor, Journal of Discourses 22:304 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
John Taylor This Greeley is one of their popular characters in the East, and one that supports the stealing of Niggers... John Taylor, Journal of Discourses 5:119 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
John Taylor For instance, the descendants of Cain cannot cast off their skin of blackness, at once, and immediately, although every should of them should repent.... Cain and his posterity must wear the mark which God put upon them; and his white friends may wash the race of Cain with fuller's soap every day, they cannot wash away God's mark. John Taylor, Millennial Star, v. 14, p. 418
Wilford Woodruff What was that mark? It was a mark of blackness. That mark rested upon Cain, and descended upon his posterity from that time until the present. Today there are millions of descendants of Cain, through the lineage of Ham, in the world, and that mark of darkness still rests upon them. Wilford Woodruff, General Conference, April 7, 1889; Millennial Star 51:339
Wilford Woodruff And if any man mingle his seed with the seed of Cain the only way he could get rid of it or have Salvation would be to come forward and have his head cut off and spill his blood upon the ground ‑‑ it would also take the life of his children. Wilford Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff's personal diary, 4:97
George Albert Smith We are told that Michael and his angels fought, and we understand that we stood with Christ our Lord, on the platform, "Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever." I cannot conceive our Father consigning his children to a condition such as that of the negro race, if they had been valiant in the spirit world in that war in heaven. George Albert Smith, Conference Reports, CR April 1939,
Second Day‑Morning Meeting George Albert Smith Neither could [blacks] have been a part of those who rebelled and were cast down, for the latter had not the privilege of tabernacling in the flesh. Somewhere along the line were these spirits, indifferent perhaps, and possibly neutral in the war. We have no definite knowledge concerning this. But I learn this lesson from it, brethren and sisters, and I believe we all should, that it does not pay in religious matters, matters that pertain to our eternal salvation, to be indifferent, neutral, or lukewarm. George Albert Smith, Conference Reports, CR April 1939, Second Day‑Morning Meeting
George Albert Smith The negro is an unfortunate man. He has been given a black skin....But that is as nothing compared with that greater handicap that he is not permitted to receive the Priesthood and the ordinances of the temple, necessary to prepare men and women to enter into and enjoy a fulness of glory in the celestial kingdom....What is the reason for this condition, we ask, and I find it to my satisfaction to think that as spirit children of our Eternal Father they were not valiant in the fight. George Albert Smith, Conference Reports, CR April 1939, Second Day‑Morning Meeting
George Albert Smith Man will be punished for his own sins and not for Adam's transgression. If this is carried further, it would imply that the Negro is punished or allotted to a certain position on this earth, not because of Cain's transgression, but came to earth through the loins of Cain because of his failure to achieve other stature in the spirit world. George Albert Smith, Official Statement of First Presidency issued on August 17, 1951
George Albert Smith From the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith even until now, it has been the doctrine of the Church, never questioned by Church leaders, that the Negroes are not entitled to the full blessings of the Gospel. George Albert Smith, Statement of The First Presidency on the Negro Question, July 17 1947, quoted in Mormonism and the Negro, pp.46‑7
George Albert Smith The attitude of the Church with reference to Negroes remains as it has always stood. It is not a matter of the declaration of a policy but of direct commandment from the Lord, on which is founded the doctrine of the Church from the days of its organization, to the effect that Negroes may become members of the Church but that they are not entitled to the priesthood at the present time. George Albert Smith, The First Presidency on the Negro Question, 17 Aug. 1949
George Albert Smith The position of the Church regarding the Negro may be understood when another doctrine of the church is kept in mind, namely, that the conduct of spirits in the pre‑mortal existence has some determining effect upon the conditions and circumstances under which these spirits take on mortality. George Albert Smith, Official Statement of First Presidency issued on August 17, 1951
David O. McKay I know of no scriptural basis for denying the Priesthood to Negroes other than one verse in the Book of Abraham (1:26); however, I believe, as you suggest that the real reason dates back to our pre‑existent life. David O. McKay, Mormonism and the Negro, Part 2, p. 19
Joseph Fielding Smith That negro race, for instance, have been placed under restrictions because of their attitude in the world of spirits, few will doubt. It cannot be looked upon as just that they should be deprived of the power of the Priesthood without it being a punishment for some act, or acts, performed before they were born. Joseph Fielding Smith, The Way to Perfection, page 43
Joseph Fielding Smith Ham, through Egyptus, continued the curse which was placed upon the seed of Cain. Because of that curse this dark race was separated and isolated from all the rest of Adam's posterity before the flood, and since that time the same condition has continued, 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 .... we all know it is due to his teachings that the negro today is barred from the Priesthood. Joseph Fielding Smith, The Way to Perfection, pages 110‑111
Joseph Fielding Smith There is a reason why one man is born black and with other disadvantages, while another is born white with great advantages. The reason is that we once had an estate before we came here, and were obedient, more or less, to the laws that were given us there. Those who were faithful in all things there received greater blessings here, and those who were not faithful received less. Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, p. 61
Joseph Fielding Smith Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness he became the father of an inferior race. A curse placed upon him and that curse has been continued through his lineage and must do so while time endures. Millions of souls have come into this world cursed with a black skin and have been denied the privilege of Priesthood and the fullness of the blessings of the Gospel. These are the descendants of Cain. Moreover, they have been made to feel their inferiority and have been separated from the rest of mankind from the beginning.... we will also hope that blessings may eventually be given to our negro brethren, for they are our brethren‑children of God‑not withstanding their black covering emblematical of eternal darkness. Joseph Fielding Smith, The Way to Perfection, pages 101‑102
Joseph Fielding Smith It is not the authorities of the Church who have placed a restriction on him [the black man] regarding the holding of the Priesthood. It was not the Prophet Joseph Smith.... It was the Lord! Joseph Fielding Smith, The Glory of Mormonism, 1963, p. 154 Joseph Fielding Smith
There were no neutrals in the war in heaven. All took sides either with Christ or with Satan. Every man had his agency there, and men receive rewards here based upon their actions there, just as they will receive rewards hereafter for deeds done in the body. The Negro, evidently, is receiving the reward he merits. Joseph Fielding Smith, Doctrines of Salvation, pp. 65‑66
Spencer W. Kimball It went on for some time as I was searching for this, because I wanted to be sure. We held a meeting of the Council of the Twelve [Apostles] in the temple on the regular day. We considered this very seriously and thoughtfully and prayerfully. I asked the Twelve not to go home when the time came. I said, 'Now would you be willing to remain in the temple with us?' And they were. I offered the final prayer and told the Lord if it wasn't right, if He didn't want this change to come in the Church that I would be true to it the rest of my life, and I'd fight the world against it if that's what He wanted. We had this special prayer circle, then I knew the time had come. I had a great deal to fight, of course, myself largely, because I had grown up with this thought that Negroes should not have the priesthood and I was prepared to go all the rest of my life till my death and fight for it and defend it as it was. But this revelation and assurance came to me so clearly that there was no question about it. Spencer W. Kimball, Deseret News, Jan. 6, 1979
Ezra Taft Benson What do you know about the dangerous civil rights agitation in Mississippi! do you fear the destruction of all vestiges of state government? Ezra Taft Benson, 135th Annual Conference
Gordon B. Hinckley I don't see anything further that we need to do. I don't hear any complaint from our black brethren and sisters. I hear only appreciation and gratitude wherever I go. Gordon B. Hinckley, "Mormon Leader Defends Race Relations," Los Angeles Times, September 12, 1998
Bruce R. McConkie In a broad general sense, caste systems have their origin in the gospel itself, and when they operate according to the divine decree, the resultant restrictions and segregation are right and proper and have the approval of the lord. To illustrate: Cain, Ham, and the whole negro race have been 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. Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1958 edition, pages 107‑108
Bruce R. McConkie Negroes in this life are denied the Priesthood; under no circumstances can they hold this delegation of authority from the Almighty. (Abra. 1:20‑27.) The gospel message of salvation is not carried affirmatively to them... negroes are not equal with other races where the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned, particularly the priesthood and the temple blessings that flow there from, but this inequality is not of man's origin. It is the Lord's doing, is based on his eternal laws of justice, and grows out of the lack of Spiritual valiance of those concerned in their first estate. Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, 1966, pp. 527‑528
Bruce R. McConkie As a result of his rebellion, Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the Negroes, and those spirits who are not worthy to receive the priesthood are born through this lineage... Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p.102,477
Bruce R. McConkie Noah's son Ham married Egyptus, a descendant of Cain, thus preserving the Negro lineage through the flood. Bruce R. McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, p.102,477
Bruce R. McConkie The Lord could have sent messengers from the other side to deliver it, but he did not. He gave the revelation by the power of the Holy Ghost.... I cannot describe in words what happened; I can only say that it happened and that it can be known and understood only by the feeling that can come into the heart of man. You cannot describe a testimony to someone. Bruce R. McConkie, "All Are Alike Unto God," speech, p. 2‑3
Mark E. Petersen God has commanded Israel not to intermarry. To go against this commandment of God would be in sin. Those who willfully sin with their eyes open to this wrong will not be surprised to find that they will be separated from the presence of God in the world to come. This is spiritual death. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen No person having the least particle of Negro blood can hold the Priesthood. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen It does not matter if they are one‑sixth Negro or one‑hundred and sixth, the curse of no Priesthood is the same. If an individual who is entitled to the Priesthood marries a Negro, the Lord has decreed that only spirits who are not eligible for the Priesthood will come to that marriage as children. To intermarry with a Negro is to forfeit a nation of Priesthood holders. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen The discussion on civil rights, especially over the last 20 years, has drawn some very sharp lines. It has blinded the thinking of some of our own people, I believe. They have allowed their political affiliations to color their thinking to some extent, and then, of course, they have been persuaded by some of the arguments that have been put forth. We who teach in the Church certainly must have our feet on the ground and not to be led astray by the philosophies of men on this subject. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen I think I have read enough to give you an idea of what the Negro is after. He is not just seeking the opportunity of sitting down in a cafe where white people eat. He isn't just trying to ride on the same streetcar or the same Pullman car with white people. It isn't that he just desires to go to the same theater as the white people. From this, and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage. That is his objective and we must face it. We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have. Remember the little statement that we used to say about sin, 'First we pity, then endure, then embrace'. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen Now we are generous with the Negro. We are willing that the Negro have the highest education. I would be willing to let every Negro drive a Cadillac if they could afford it. I would be willing that they have all the advantages they can get out of life in the world. But let them enjoy these things among themselves. I think the Lord segregated the Negro and who is man to change that segregation? It reminds me of the scripture on marriage, 'what God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.' Only here we have the reverse of the thing ‑ what God hath separated, let not man bring together again. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen Think of the Negro, cursed as to the priesthood. This Negro, who, in the pre‑existence lived the type of life which justified the Lord in sending him to the earth in their lineage of Cain with a black skin, and possibly being born in darkest Africa‑‑if that Negro is willing when he hears the gospel to accept it, he may have many of the blessings of the gospel. In spite of all he did in the pre‑existent life, the Lord is willing, if the Negro accepts the gospel with real, sincere faith, and is really converted, to give him the blessings of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost. If that Negro is faithful all his days, he can and will enter the celestial kingdom. He will go there as a servant, but he will get celestial glory. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen We must not allow our feelings to carry us away, nor must we feel so sorry for Negroes that, we will open our arms and embrace them with everything we have. Remember the little statement that they used to say about sin, "First we pity, then endure, then embrace." Mark E. Petersen, 'Race Problems as they Affect the Church'
Mark E. Petersen Is there reason then why the type of birth we receive in this life is not a reflection of our worthiness or lack of it in the pre‑existent life? We must accept the justice of God. He is fair to all. With that in mind, we can account in no other way for the birth of some of the children of God in darkest Africa, or in flood‑ridden China, or among the starving hordes of India, while some of the rest of us are born in the United States? We cannot escape the conclusion that because of performance in our pre‑existence some of us are born as Chinese, some as Japanese, some as Indians, some as Negroes, some as Americans, some as Latter‑day Saints. There are rewards and punishments, fully in harmony with His established policy in dealing with sinners and saints, rewarding all according to their deeds. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems as they Affect the Church
Mark E. Petersen I think the Lord segregated the Negro and who is man to change that segregation? It reminds me of the scripture on marriage, "what God hath joined together, let no man put asunder." Only here we have the reverse of the thingwhat God hath separated, let no man bring together again. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church
Mark E. Petersen From this and other interviews I have read, it appears that the Negro seeks absorption with the white race. He will not be satisfied until he achieves it by intermarriage. This is his objective and we must face it. Mark E. Petersen, 'Race Problems As They Affect The Church', August 27th, 1954
Mark E. Petersen Now what is our policy in regard to intermarriage? As to the Negro, of course, there is only one possible answer. We must not intermarry with the Negro... Mark E. Petersen, 'Race Problems As They Affect The Church', August 27th, 1954
Mark E. Petersen What is our advice with respect to intermarriage with Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiians and so on? I will tell you what advice I give personally. If a boy or girl comes to me claiming to be in love with a Chinese or Japanese or a Hawaiian or a person of any other dark race, I do my best to talk them out of it... I teach against inter‑marriage of all kinds. Mark E. Petersen, 'Race Problems As They Affect The Church', August 27th, 1954
Mark E. Petersen Now let's talk about segregation again for a few moments. Was segregation a wrong principle? When the Lord chose the nations to which the spirits were to come, determining that some would be Japanese and some would be Chinese and some Negroes and some Americans, He engaged in an act of segregation. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen When he told Enoch not preach the gospel to the descendants of Cain who were black, the Lord engaged in segregation. When He cursed the descendants of Cain as to the Priesthood, He engaged in segregation. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen Who placed the Negroes originally in darkest Africa? Was it some man, or was it God? And when He placed them there, He segregated them. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen The Lord segregated the people both as to blood and place of residence. At least in the cases of the Lamanites and the Negro 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. He forbade intermarriage with them under threat of extension of the curse. And He certainly segregated the descendants of Cain when He cursed the Negro as to the Priesthood, and drew an absolute line. You may even say He dropped an Iron curtain there. Mark E. Petersen, Race Problems ‑ As They Affect The Church, Convention of Teachers of Religion on the College Level, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, August 27, 1954
Mark E. Petersen We mustn't intermarry with the Negro. Why? If I were to marry a Negro woman and have children by her, my children would all be cursed as to the priesthood. Do I want my children cursed as to the priesthood? 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 inter‑marriage with the Negro, is there? Mark E. Petersen, "Race problems as they affect the church"
Orson Pratt This great war [Civil War] is only a small degree of chastisement, just the beginning; nothing compared to that which God has spoken concerning this nation, if they will not repent. Orson Pratt, Journal of Discourses 12:244 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
George A. Smith Under these circumstances, as big a coward as I am, I would say what I pleased; and for one thing I would say that every man that had anything to do with such a filthy, unconstitutional affair was a damned scoundrel. There is not a man, from the President of the United States to the Editors of their sanctorums, clear down to the low‑bred letter‑writers in this Territory, but would rob the coppers from a dead nigger's eyes, if they had a good opportunity. If I had the command of thunder and lightning, I would never let one of the damned scoundrels get here alive. George A. Smith, Journal of Discourses 5:111 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
George A. Smith They had a meeting at the farm, and among them was a negro known generally as Black Pete, who became a revelator. Others also manifested wonderful developments; they could see angels, and letters would come down from heaven, they said, and they would be put through wonderful unnatural distortions. Finally on one occasion, Black Pete got sight of one of those revelations carried by a black angel, he started after it, and ran off a steep wash bank twenty‑five feet high, passed through a tree top into the Chagrin River beneath. He came out with a few scratches, and his ardor somewhat cooled. George A. Smith, Journal of Discourses 11:1 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Millennial Star Having learned with extreme regret, that an article entitled, "Free People of Color," in the last number of the Star, has been misunderstood, we feel in duty bound to state, in this Extra, that our intention was not only to stop free people of color from emigrating to this state, but to prevent them from being admitted as members of the Church. Millennial Star, Millenial Star, July 16, 1833
Millennial Star Slaves are real estate in this and other states, and wisdom would dictate great care among the branches of the Church of Christ on this subject. So long as we have no special rule in the Church, as to people of color, let prudence guide, and while they, as well as we, are in the hands of a merciful God, we say: Shun every appearance of evil. Millennial Star, Millenial Star, July 16, 1833
Millennial Star As to slaves, we have nothing to say. Millennial Star, Millenial Star, July 16, 1833
Dallin H. Oaks It's not the pattern of the Lord to give reasons. We can put reasons to commandments. When we do we're on our own. Some people put reasons to [the ban] and they turned out to be spectacularly wrong. There is a lesson in that.... The lesson I've drawn from that, I decided a long time ago that I had faith in the command and I had no faith in the reasons that had been suggested for it... I'm referring to reasons given by general authorities and reasons elaborated upon [those reasons] by others. The whole set of reasons seemed to me to be unnecessary risk taking... Let's [not] make the mistake that's been made in the past, here and in other areas, trying to put reasons to revelation. The reasons turn out to be man-made to a great extent. The revelations are what we sustain as the will of the Lord and that's where safety lies. Dallin H. Oaks, Interview with Associated Press
First Presidency Your ideas, as we understand them, appear to contemplate the intermarriage of the Negro and white races, a concept which has heretofore been most repugnant to most normal‑minded people from the ancient patriarchs until now.... there is a growing tendency, particularly among some educators, as it manifests itself in this area, toward the breaking down of race barriers in the matter of intermarriage between whites and blacks, but it does not have the sanction of the Church and is contrary to Church doctrine. First Presidency, First Presidency (George Albert Smith) letter to Virgil Sponberg (critic of the priesthood ban), May 5, 1947, quoted in Mormonism's Negro Doctrine, p. 42 First Presidency
The position of the Church regarding the Negro may be understood when another doctrine of the church is kept in mind, namely, that the conduct of spirits in the pre‑mortal existence has some determining effect upon the conditions and circumstances under which these spirits take on mortality, and that while the details of this principle have not been made known, the principle itself indicates that the coming to this earth and taking on mortality is a privilege that is given to those who maintained their first estate; and that the worth of the privilege is so great that spirits are willing to come to earth and take on bodies no matter what the handicap may be as to the kind of bodies they are to secure; and that among the handicaps, failure of the right to enjoy in mortality the blessings of the priesthood is a handicap which spirits are willing to assume in order that they might come to earth. Under this principle there is no injustice whatsoever involved in this deprivation as to the holding of the priesthood by the Negroes.... Man will be punished for his own sins and not for Adam's transgression. If this is carried further, it would imply that the Negro is punished or allotted to a certain position on this earth, not because of Cain's transgression, but came to earth through the loins of Cain because of his failure to achieve other stature in the spirit world. First Presidency, Official Statement of First Presidency issued on August 17, 1951
First Presidency The attitude of the Church with reference to Negroes remains as it has always stood. It is not a matter of the declaration of a policy but of direct commandment from the Lord, on which is founded the doctrine of the Church from the days of its organization, to the effect that Negroes may become members of the Church but that they are not entitled to the priesthood at the present time. First Presidency, The First Presidency on the Negro Question, 17 Aug. 1949
First Presidency From the days of the Prophet Joseph Smith even until now, it has been the doctrine of the Church, never questioned by Church leaders, that the Negroes are not entitled to the full blessings of the Gospel. First Presidency, Statement of The First Presidency on the Negro Question, July 17 1947, quoted in Mormonism and the Negro, pp.46‑7
Salt Lake Tribune Douglas A. Wallace was excommunicated from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints Sunday for ordaining a black man into the church's priesthood. Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, April 13, 1976
Salt Lake Tribune A 12‑year‑old boy scout has been denied a senior patrol leadership in his troop because he is black, Don L. Cope, black ombudsman for the state, said Wednesday.... The ombudsman said Mormon 'troop policy is that in order to become a patrol leader, he must be a deacon's quorum president in the LDS church. Since the boy cannot hold the priesthood, he cannot become a patrol leader. Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, July 18, 1974
Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake City police officers admitted Thursday that the accidental wounding of an undercover officer occurred during surveillance of Mormon dissident Douglas A. Wallace [who was excommunicated from the church for giving the Priesthood to a black man]. Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, Sept. 17, 1977
Salt Lake Tribune Douglas A. Wallace was excommunicated from the LDS church for giving the priesthood to a black man. Wallace claimed that the Mormon Church: 'was behind April police surveillance... that led to the accidental shooting of a Salt Lake City police officer.' Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, Sept. 17, 1977
Salt Lake Tribune Kimball refused to discuss the revelation that changed the church's 148‑year‑old policy against ordination of blacks, saying it was a 'personal thing.' Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, June 13, 1978
Salt Lake Tribune Joseph Freeman, 26, the first black man to gain the priesthood in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints, Friday went in the Salt Lake Temple with his wife and sons for sacred ordinances... Thomas S. Monson, member of the church's Quorum of Twelve Apostles, conducted the marriage and sealing ceremonies. Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake Tribune, June 24, 1978
Erastus Snow The extremists of the north, the anti‑slavery agitators heeded it not; and neither party approached the subject with any earnest determination to effect an honorable settlement of this question. Erastus Snow, Journal of Discourses 23:34
(JournalOfDiscourses.com) Juvenile Instructor Their skin is quite black, their hair woolly and black, their intelligence stunted, and they appear never to have arisen from the most savage state of barbarism. Juvenile Instructor, The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 3, page 157
Juvenile Instructor From this it is very clear that the mark which was set upon the descendants of Cain was a skin of blackness, and there can be no doubt that this was the mark that Cain himself received; in fact, it has been noticed in our day that men who have lost the spirit of the Lord, and from whom His blessings have been withdrawn, have turned dark to such an extent as to excite the comments of all who have known them. Juvenile Instructor, The Juvenile Instructor, vol. 26, page 635
Juvenile Instructor We will first inquire into the results of the approbation or displeasure of God upon a people, starting with the belief that a black skin is a mark of the curse of heaven placed upon some portions of mankind. Juvenile Instructor, The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 3, page 157
Juvenile Instructor Some, however, will argue that a black skin is not a curse, nor a white skin a blessing. In fact, some have been so foolish as to believe and say that a black skin is a blessing, and that the negro is the finest type of a perfect man that exists on the earth; but to us such teachings are foolishness. Juvenile Instructor, The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 3, page 157
Juvenile Instructor We understand that when God made man in his own image and pronounced him very good, that he made him white. Juvenile Instructor, The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 3, page 157
Juvenile Instructor We have no record of any of God's favored servants being of a black race ... every angel who ever brought a message of God's mercy to man was beautiful to look upon, clad in the purest white and with a countenance bright as the noonday sun. Juvenile Instructor, The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 3, page 157
Juvenile Instructor In fact we believe it to be a great sin in the eyes of our Heavenly Father for a white person to marry a black one. And further, that it is a proof of the mercy of God that no such race appear to be able to continue for many generations. Juvenile Instructor, Juvenile Instructor, v. 3, p. 165
Times and Seasons History and common observation show that these predictions have been fulfilled to the letter. The descendants of Ham, besides a black skin which has ever been a curse that has followed an apostate of the holy priesthood, as well as a black heart, have been servants to both Shem and Japheth, and the abolitionists are trying to make void the curse of God, but it will require more power than man possesses to counteract the decrees of eternal wisdom. Times and Seasons, Times and Seasons, Vol.6, Pg.857
John Morgan Brother Taylor says that language cannot express the conduct, the feelings, and the spirit that are upon the people in the States. Well, suppose you take up a labor and swear about them, what are the worst words that can be spoken? 'Nigger stealing,' Mobs or Vigilance Committees, and Rotten‑hearted Administrators of a Government are three of the meanest and wickedest words that can be spoken. I expect that somebody will write that back to the States, as being treasonable, because spoken by a Latter‑day Saint. John Morgan, Journal of Discourses 23:6
(JournalOfDiscourses.com) George Q. Cannon The Chinaman, the Negro, and the Indianeach of them will have his rights under that kingdom, and yet not be members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints. George Q. Cannon, Journal of Discourses 26:2 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Armand Mauss My plea, then to the civil rights organizations and to all critics of the Mormon Church is: get off our backs! ... agitation over the 'Negro issue' by non‑Mormon groups, or even by Mormon liberals, is likely simply to increase the resistance to change. Armand Mauss, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Winter 1967, pp. 38‑39
Eugene England False ideas that were invented to rationalize our earlier racist practices are still with us... a majority of bright, well‑educated Mormon students say they believe that blacks are descendants of Cain and Ham and thereby cursed and that skin color is an indication of righteousness in the premortal life. They tell me these ideas came from their parents or seminary and Sunday school teachers, and they have never questioned them. Eugene England, "Becoming a World Religion: Blacks, the Poor ‑‑ All of Us," Sunstone, 21:2, no. 110 (June 1998)
Amasa M. Lyman At the end of that time he would be wishing for the society of the negro baboon, or anything at all like the human form. He would hunger and thirst for an association with his fellow being; he would find himself wretched without it, and he would exclaim like Nebuchadnezzar in the bitterness of his soul, "God is great and good." Amasa M. Lyman, Journal of Discourses 3:23 (JournalOfDiscourses.com)
Orson Hyde We feel it to be our duty to define our position in relation to the subject of slavery. There are several men in the valley of the Salt Lake from the Southern States, who have their slaves with them. Orson Hyde, Millennial Star, 1851, p. 63
B. H. Roberts Mr. Greeley was disappointed in the lack of abolition sentiment in Salt Lake City. B. H. Roberts, History of the Church 4:533
LeGrand Richards Down in Brazil, there is so much Negro blood in the population there that it's hard to get leaders that don't have Negro blood in them. We just built a temple down there. It's going to be dedicated in October. All those people with Negro blood in them have been raising money to build that temple. If we don't change, then they can't even use it. Well, Brother Kimball worried about it, and he prayed a lot about it. LeGrand Richards, Interview with Wesley P. Walters and Chris Vlachos, August 16, 1978
Joseph Smith III It is expedient in me that you ordain priests unto me, of every race who receive the teachings of my law, and become heirs accourding to the promise.... Be not hasty in ordaining men of the Negro race... Joseph Smith III, Revelation to the RLDS Church, May 4, 1865 N. Eldon Tanner
The Church has no intention of changing its doctrine on the Negro. Throughout the history of the original Christian church, the Negro never held the priesthood. There's really nothing we can do to change this. It's a law of God. N. Eldon Tanner, Seattle Magazine, December 1967, page 60
John L. Lund First, [before the seed of Cain get the priesthood] all of Adam's children will have to resurrect and secondly, the seed of Abel must have an opportunity to possess the Priesthood. These events will not occur until sometime after the end of the millennium. John L. Lund, The Church and the Negro, pp. 109‑110
John L. Lund Those who believe that the Church 'gave in' on the polygamy issue and subsequently should give in on the Negro question are not only misinformed about Church History, but are apparently unaware of Church doctrine.... Therefore, those who hope that pressure will bring about a revelation need to take a closer look at Mormon history and the order of heaven. John L. Lund, The Church and the Negro, pp. 104‑105, 1967
John L. Lund Those who would try to pressure the Prophet to give the Negroes the Priesthood do not understand the plan of God nor the order of heaven. Revelation is the expressed will of God to man. Revelation is not man's will expressed to God. All the social, political, and governmental pressure in the world is not going to change what God has decreed to be. John L. Lund, The Church and the Negro, p. 109
John L. Lund Brigham Young made a very strong statement on this matter when he said, '... 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.' God has commanded Israel not to intermarry. To go against this commandment of God would be to sin. Those who willfully sin with their eyes open to this wrong will not be surprised to find that they will be separated from the presence of God in the world to come. This is spiritual death.... It does not matter if they are one‑sixth Negro or one‑one hundred and sixth, the curse of no Priesthood is still the same.... To intermarry with a Negro is to forfeit a 'Nation of Priesthood holders.'" John L. Lund, The Church and the Negro, pp. 54‑55, 1967
Arthur M. Richardson Also, the gospel was not carried to this segregated black group... the Negroes tread the earth with black dishonorable bodies as a judgment of God because at the time of decision in the pre‑existence they were faint‑hearted and exhibited an infirmity of purpose they were not valiant in the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, they were entitled to no better earthly lineage than that of the first early murderer, Cain. They were to be the 'servant of servants.' They were to be segregated. No effort was made to carry the gospel to them as a people. Arthur M. Richardson, That Ye May Not Be Deceived, pp. 9‑10
Arthur M. Richardson The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints has no call to carry the Gospel to the Negro, and it does not do so. Arthur M. Richardson, That Ye May Not Be Desired, p. 13
William E. Berrett No direct efforts have been made to proselyte among them [Blacks]. William E. Berrett, Mormonism and the Negro, Part 2, p. 5
Marvin S. Hill Even Joseph's 'calling for the end of slavery by 1850' in his Presidential campaign is not so liberal as Brodie supposes.... Joseph Smith was, therefore, to some degree a racist, a segregationist, a colonizer, and only incidentally a supporter of abolition. He had some elements of liberalism in his thinking, but these had definite limits. His record... is marked with ambiguity. Marvin S. Hill, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Autumn 1970, p. 99
Wallace Turner The Negro Mormon can hold no office whatsoever in a church which offers some office to every one of its male members at some time in his life. A gray‑haired Negro Mormon who may have spent his adult life in careful practice of all the complicated and demanding rules set down by the LDS church stands disenfranchised before the altar where a youth whose beard is just beginning to fuzz may preside. Wallace Turner, The Mormon Establishment, pp. 243‑244
Wallace Turner A different thing is going on in South America where Mormon missionaries are pushing ahead full throttle. There the former careful selection to keep out "white Negroes" has been allowed to slide a little.... "There is no question but that in Brazil they have been ordaining priests who are part Negro," said one careful observer. Wallace Turner, The Mormon Establishment, p. 261, 1966
Dialogue The Quorum upheld a decision by John Widtsoe denying a temple recommend to a "sister having one thirty‑second of negro blood in her veins..." Dialogue, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring 1973, p. 66
Dialogue With the concurrence of President McKay, a young man of known Negro ancestry was ordained to the priesthood after receiving a patriarchal blessing which did not assign him to a 'cursed' lineage. In another case, President McKay authorized two children with Negro ancestry to be sealed in the temple to the white couple who had adopted them. Dialogue, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring 1973, p. 45
Dialogue Since they believe in 'continuous revelation,' Mormons have a mechanism that enables them to reverse previous positions without repudiating the past.... That the church will invoke such a mechanism to resolve the racial issue is not too unlikely... this approach has a serious drawback. It is the tendency not to acknowledge the errors of the past. While revelation could be used to legitimate a new racial policy and to redefine Mormon relations with black people, Mormons might still be unwilling to condemn the racism involved in their history. They might be inclined to argue that Mormons in earlier periods were under a different mandate than the one binding them. This obviously implies that the church is never wrong. Thus, change may come through the notion of continuing revelation, but the racist aspects of Mormon history will not necessarily be condemned. Dialogue, The Journal of Religious Thought, Autumn‑Winter 1973, pp. 57‑58
O. Kendall White The late sixties found Brigham Young University the focal point of militant protests. Sports events provided the context for protests, boycotts, disrupted games, mass demonstrations, and "riots." At one point the conflict among schools within the Western Athletic Conference became so intense that the conference almost disbanded. Administrators, already embroiled in student demonstrations over Vietnam, began to separate themselves from the Mormon school. Stanford University, for instance, severed all relations with Brigham Young University. O. Kendall White, "Abandoning an Unpopular Policy: An Analysis of the Decision Granting the Mormon Priesthood to Blacks," Sociological Analysis, v. 41, p. 233, Fall 1980
Grant Syphers In all humility I must say that God has not inspired me to feel good about the Church's practices regarding Negroes.... when my wife and I went to San Francisco Ward's bishop to renew our temple recommends, he told us that anyone who could not accept the Church's stand on Negroes as a divine doctrine was not supporting the General Authorities and could not go to the temple. Later, in an interview with the stake president we were told the same thing: if you express doubts about the divinity of this 'doctrine' you cannot go to the temple. Grant Syphers, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Winter 1967, p. 6
Donald Ira French The revelation that the church is talking about with respect to the Negro and the priesthood should have been sought 50 years ago not now when we are forced into looking for one. Even if a revelation should come now, we have compromised our position because it looks as if we have been forced into seeking it, which will be true. Donald Ira French, Time Magazine, Nov. 1, 1963
Sterling M. McMurrin The Saints would have been so much better off if they had never gone near Missouri because they... compromised their position by adopting an idea that already prevailed... that 'Negroes are cursed with a black skin and that they are intended as the curse of Noah on Canaan goes, to be servant of servants.' Sterling M. McMurrin, "The Mormon Doctrine and the Negro," address given to the Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP., March 1969
John J. Stewart There are Negroes born into families of wealth and refinement, others who are blessed with great talents, and there are those born into the lowest classes of society in Africa, in squalor and ignorance, living out their lives in a fashion akin to that of the animals. Does not this infinite variety of circumstance give further evidence of man's being assigned that station in life which he has merited by his performance in the premortal existence. John J. Stewart, The Glory of Mormonism, 1963, p. 44
John J. Stewart When God allows a spirit to take on a Negroid body, do you suppose He is unaware of the fact that he will suffer a social stigma? Therefore, if you say this Church is unjust in not allowing the Negro to bear the Priesthood, you must, to be consistent, likewise say that God is even more unjust in giving him a black skin. John J. Stewart, John J. Stewart, The Glory of Mormonism, 1963, p. 154
Alvin R. Dyer I want to talk to you a little bit now about something that is not missionary work, and what I say is NOT to be given to your investigators [potential converts] by any matter of means.... Why is it that you are white and not colored? God is not unjust to cause a righteous spirit to be born as a cursed member of the black race. Alvin R. Dyer, "For What Purpose?," Missionary Conference in Oslo, Norway, March 18, 1961
Lester Bush [A Negro] looks as though he has been put in an oven and burnt to a cinder.... His hair baked crisp, his nose melted to his face, and the color of his eyes runs into the whites. Some men look as if they had only been burned brown; but he appears to have gone a stage further, and been cooked until he was quite black. Lester Bush, "From Caucasian to Negro," Mormonism's Negro Doctrine: An Historical Overview, pp. 57‑58
David Olson Spencer W. Kimball for his incorrect press release concerning the police involvement combined with the LDS church's efforts to restrict Douglas A. Wallace from the temple grounds, specifically the Tabernacle, on April 3, 1977. His denial of these actions is wrong. Any man who can take such actions and still call himself a prophet deserves more than I to be confined to this wheelchair. David Olson, Salt Lake Tribune, Jan. 18, 1978
David John Buerger According to the actor who portrayed the minister in the third filmed version, the role of Satan [during the endowment ceremony film] was to have originally been filled by an African‑American, but due to protests by LDS Polynesians, a Caucasian filled the role. David John Buerger, Mysteries of Godliness, p. 169
Eugene Wagner Was this change of doctrine really a revelation from the Lord, or did the church leaders act on their own? Why don't they publish that revelation and let the Lord speak in his own words? All we saw was a statement of the First Presidency, and that is not how a revelation looks. "When God speaks the revelation starts with the words: 'Thus sayeth the Lord....' It seems when the Lord decides to change a doctrine of such great importance he will talk himself to the people of his church. If such a revelation cannot be presented to the members it is obvious that the First Presidency acted on its own, most likely under fear of public pressure to avoid problems of serious consequences and to maintain peace and popularity with the world. Eugene Wagner, Salt Lake Tribune, June 24, 1978, Letter to Editor
Jessie L. Embry Most black Americans who have joined the LDS church experience genuine and heartfelt acceptance; at the same time they have concerns over the past priesthood exclusion and latent forms of racism and prejudice exhibited by some white members. Jessie L. Embry, Black Saints, p. 234
Richard Dawkins The traditional Mormon belief in the inferiority of black people (only lately renounced for reasons of political expediency) is as scientifically inaccurate as it is obnoxious. The great 'prophet' Brigham Young even prescribed the death penalty for inter‑racial marriage.
For more (objective) information please see: http://mormonthink.com/blackweb.htm
reposted with correct html tags. Chalk it up to me being tired.
I watch Terrell for the same reason I watch Beckel: I don’t want to miss the stroke.
This dude is a race baiting fool. Charlie Pride worked in a smelter in Idaho when he got out of the army. Blacks are welcome there. There is just no reason for them to go there. There are not a lot of jobs for anyone there.
Looks good; lots of reading there... I will read it in the morning, checking Pings. Thanks.
“Oh dear. A word wall.”
I normally think twitter is stupid. But....
Corrected at post 33. Good reading and official statements.
This is so stupid.
Why didn’t he mention Maine and Vermont?
Not many blacks there.
wait a second....vote against a Democrat.....now you're carrying things too far!!!.....He would just claim the black candidate was a Puerto Rican!
Fair and balanced...Fox at least trys!
He got in a big fight with the NAACP and ACLU over their attacks on black Bush nominees.
People like me cant go to Idaho and Wyoming. They are apartheid states.”
Funny, I thought Alabama and Mississippi were the aparthied states.
Better reset my GPS.
Ping for later viewing.
I’m thinking that with an average winter temp in the single digits, that not too many people white or black, would move to these states without some strong motivating factors.
I am guessing that after his performance on Fox that Mr. Terrell would not be well received in any of these states.