Monday, February 13, 2012

Is the Mormon faith racist?

Ron Paul has come under some fire for newsletters bearing his name that contained racist remarks some 20 odd years ago.  The Texas congressman and Presidential hopeful has said he didn't write them or read them, and thankfully he disavows them.  Good on him.

All is fair in love and war, and certainly in politics.  Which brings me to Mitt Romney and the Mormon faith. 

Perhaps CNN  will grill Romney over the fact that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon or LDS) did not allow Americans of black African descent to be ordained into the all male priesthood until 1978. 

Let's hear what Mr. Romney has to say about LDS beliefs on race and about what is written in the Book of Mormon:

And God 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. And thus saith the Lord God; I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities."

With Obama in the White House maybe the GOP has written off the African-American vote entirely.  But I can't see dogma like this being a vote getter except with guys in white robes. 

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