**Please watch the FULL video below. It is informative and factual.
After this Sunday, and listening to the discourse in many churches in my state about the past practices, and so-called long-term “inclusivity” of the Mormon religion, I knew I needed to post on this issue. The Mormon religion was NOT inclusive. It has recently started opening its doors to people of color, but racism was institutionalized within MORMONISM BY THEIR FOUNDERS, AND IS A PART OF THE WRITTEN MORMON WORD.
It is worth nothing that discrimination against Blacks in the Mormon Church ONLY “ENDED” AFTER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER INFORMED THE PRESIDENT OF THE MORMON CHURCH that they would lose their tax exempt status unless their blatant discriminatory practices and promotion of same, ended. The curse of Cain still exists in Mormon literature. No public statement or apology has been made to repudiate it. In addition, until 1978, when the Mormons were forced to end systematic racism, Romney was a highly placed member of that church and he embraced and condoned their vicious and hateful beliefs and attitudes against people of color.
I have posted a video below, that captures ALL that I want to relate about this issue. Please take time and watch it in full, it is FACTUAL AND MOST INFORMATIVE.
There is BIG difference between the Christian religion and the Mormon religion regarding the treatment of Black people. In Christianity, NOTHING in the Bible supports and institutionalized RACISM– and Black skin was NEVER considered a curse of any sort. Infact, early Biblical texts quote Solomon as stating that he was “Black and Comely” (Song of Solomon 1:5). Even though some Christians used passages in the Bible to support racism, it was never explicitly stated in any verse in the Bible. Such use for support of discrimination was in effect, a mischievous and improper use of the Bible.
Conversely, Mormonism supported and promoted racism in its “Bible”, letters, and on the orders of its leadership including the very extolled Brigham Young. he Mormon religion believed, preached and declared, until 1978, that Black SKIN WAS A CURSE FROM GOD. ALL Black folks were cursed, according to the Mormon religion, and this curse was believed by Mormons.
Romney’s family is lily-white for a reason, and it is not because it just happened–a man of such high status in the Mormon church and his children would NOT have anything to do with people of color. Romney was a very highly placed official in the Mormon church, whose complicity helped to foster existing racial discrimination in the church. Romney also condoned the virulent rejection of Americans of color, by the Mormon church.
I am an Evangelical Christian will be voting for Obama, a president who is inclusive and CHRISTIAN. I will not be voting for Romney, a man who attended a Church that promoted racism and reviled Black skin yet, Romney never spoke up against their vicious acts and beliefs. Romney did not show character at that time, and instead was complicit in the acts of the Mormon church against people of color. Romney, because of his actions and complicity in this regard, has provided further proof that he cannot be trusted to govern a country as DIVERSE as AMERICA.