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Jos. Smith Papyri

The Curse of the
        NEGROES... descendants of Cain

 "...this people that are commonly called negroes are the children of old Cain."





We know the Book of Mormon is true BECAUSE  IT  TELLS  US  SO! Q.E.D.

"After the flood the curse that had been pronounced upon Cain was continued through Ham's wife, as he had married a wife of that seed."
~ John Taylor (JoD 22:304)


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(1831 - 1844)   JOSEPH SMITH  Discoverer of the Golden plates, first Prophet
        and Inventor of Mormonism:

"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.''

(1848 - 1877)   BRIGHAM YOUNG 2nd Prophet and President

"...this people that are commonly called negroes are the children of old Cain. I know they are..." (Speech by Utah Gov. Brigham Young in Joint Session of the Legislature, 1852)

"You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable, sad, low in their habits, wild, and seemingly without the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind.

"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."


(1877 - 1887)  JOHN TAYLOR 3rd Prophet and President

"...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 a upon a the earth as well as God;.. "

(1901 - 1918)  JOSEPH FIELDING SMITH 10th Prophet and President

"I would not want you to believe that we bear any animosity toward the Negro. "Darkies" are wonderful people, and they have their place in our church."

"Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness he became the father of an inferior race.

"... 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 ..."

Gordon Hinckley on Why it took so long to overcome racism in the LDS church-- on You Yube

Jos. Smith, the inventor of Mormonism found in his translation of the Book of Abraham the rationale for withholding Mormon priesthood from Black males. In Mormon doctrine Blacks are considered to suffer from the Curse of Cain. In 1978 Black people were absolved of this curse. However the notion that Blacks as decedents of the biblical Cain, murderer of Abel, cannot be extinguished because biblical history cannot be changed.
~ Wikipedia

Disclaimer /

  The Book of Mormon (BOM) was not TRANSLATED CORRECTLY at first.  Thousands of corrections were substituted and added later, inspired by revelation.  For example, initially the BOM's "... a white and delightsome [race of people]" had been translated incorrectly by the prophet Joseph Smith; it should have read "... light and delightsome".  Such replacements are always made without calling attention to the changes.  An rare exception was, when in 1976, the LDS prophet widely publicized that it's now OK to be a descendent of the Biblical Cain -- the Black race.

Joseph Smith, translating
-- correctly --
 the Book of Mormon

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Moroni sounds his horn when Christ returns from Kolob and approaches the East gate of the temple




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 Joseph  Smith,  translating  correctly,  in  this
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  Tarring and feathering of Joseph Smith  

BRUCE R. McCONKIE of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

The negroes are not equal with other races when the receipt of certain spiritual blessings are concerned..."

...As a result of his rebellion, Cain was cursed with a dark skin; he became the father of the negroes"

"Cain Ham, and the whole negro race have _ 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."

MARK E. PETERSON of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

"At least in the cases of the Lamanites and the negroes 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.

" 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 intermarriage with the Negro, is there? "Now we are generous with the Negro. We are willing that the Negro have the highest kind of education. I would be willing to let every Negro drive a Cadillac if they could afford it.

ORSON PRATT of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles

"The Lord has not kept them in store for five or six thousand years past, and kept them waiting for their bodies all this time to send them among the Hottentots, the African Negroes, the idolatrous Hindoos, or any other of the fallen nations of the earth

"Lamanites" is the Book of Mormon term for Native Americans. The quote below is from a Mormon General Conference talk given by Spencer W. Kimball in 1960. Spencer W. Kimball became the president of the Mormon Church in 1975.

"The day of the Lamanites in nigh. For years they have been growing delightsome, and they are now becoming white and delightsome, as they were promised. [...] The children in the home placement program in Utah are often lighter than their brothers and sisters in the hogans on the reservation.

At one meeting a father and mother and their sixteen-year-old daughter were present, the little member girl- sixteen- sitting between the darker father and mother, and it was evident she was several shades lighter than her parents- on the same reservation, in the same hogan, subject to the same sun and wind and weather. There was the doctor in a Utah city who for two years had had an Indian boy in his home who  stated that he was some shades lighter than the younger brother just coming into the program from the reservation. These young members of the Church are changing to whiteness and to delightsomeness. One white elder jokingly said that he and his companion were donating blood regularly  to the hospital in the hope that the process might be accelerated."

The above quotes by Mormon Primates are brief. Read on if you would like to see the comments in their fuller context, along with their sources.

A site where you can see --  from the Mormon's own scriptures -- that what is written here is not just all made up -- it's  the Mormon church's bookstore.
Look up your beliefs:  http://www.deseretbook.com/scriptures/pgp_home.html.

Mormon Scripture is quietly and systematically being cleaned up.  For example, the 'Mormon Doctrine' by Mormonism's chief apologist,  Bruce McConkie,  is being revised regularly.  Much of the condemnation of Blacks has been censored away.  You may have to track down some older copies in libraries to verify the veracity of this web page.

Much of this text is also given at various 'Truer' Christian web sites, each with its own axe to grind.  These sites dredge up the ugly side of Mormonism to bolster their own view of THE TRUTH.

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"Priesthood Since 1978"
Commemorative coin

National Maritime Museum, London

These LDS Seers and Revelators silently acquiesced in in the Mormon condemnation of black and Indian people.  It is noteworthy than none disagreed.

In all fairness --

In June in 1978, President Spencer W. Kimball spoke with The Heavenly Father, who lives on the planet Kolob.  Afterwards, an announcement was made -- without any doctrinal statement -- which only said the Lord had indicated that the time for change had come.  Blacks could now become full participants in the church, if they are worthy."

But No doctrinal statement was given.

Mormonism can never correct its denigrating view of Blacks and Indians.  To do so would mean that the scriptures aren't true.  It would mean that the war in the 'pre-existence', on Kolob might, after all,  not have caused the devil to mix his blood with that of Cain.  Then, Cain could not have fathered all black skinned children...

A doctrinal statement to gloss over this racist Mormon business is therefore not possible.  Mormonism could not survive it.

To correct the bigotry now would mean that Joseph Smith could not have translated the golden plates.   Perhaps Smith could not even translate anything at all!   Perhaps he couldn't read Egyptian, to boot.  Could it be that Smith was a fraud and  Mormonism is his colossal hoax?   If so it would mean an unthinkable loss of tithing revenue for church coffers.

A Mormon recantation of its racist foundation cannot happen because racism is directly hard-wired into the source code of the entire program.

However, with the change of the Negroes receiving the Priesthood in 1978, Mormon leaders are attempting to cover up this embarrassing teaching concerning skin color.

    "... many generations shall not pass away among them, save they shall be a WHITE and a delightsome people." (1830 Edition, p. 117)
    "... PURE and delightsome people." (1840 edition)
    "...WHITE and delightsome people." (All later translations until 1981)
    "... PURE and delightsome people." (1981 translations , II Nephi 30:6)

Although the Mormon Church will not make available the handwritten manuscript of the Book of Mormon, the R.L.D.S. Church has the handwritten printers copy, which was given to the printer to set the type for the first printing. It too, agrees with the 1830 Edition.  It reads "white".  (off-site link)

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Mormon church traces black priesthood ban to Brigham Young       By P e g g y   F l e t c h e r   S t a c k     T h e   S a l t   L a k e   T r i b u n e

In the past, the LDS Church has said history isn’t clear on why blacks were banned from its all-male priesthood for more than a century.

Apparently, it now is.

The reason, according to a newly released explanation from the Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is rooted more in racism than revelation.

"Race and the Priesthood," posted Friday on the church’s website, lds.org, also jettisons any beliefs developed through the years to defend the prohibition. And those findings are drawing praise from black Mormons and historians.

  "Hallelujah," says Catherine Stokes, a black Mormon who joined the LDS Church in Chicago and now lives in Utah. "I view this as a Christmas gift to each and every member of the church — black, white or whatever ethnicity."

The ban began under Brigham Young, second LDS president, who was influenced by common beliefs of the time, reports the article. It did not exist during the tenure of Mormon founder Joseph Smith, who opposed slavery and personally ordained several African-Americans.

The essay is part of an ongoing series of "gospel topics pages" published by the LDS Church to give Mormons resources for understanding complex issues such as whether Mormons are Christians and differing, sometimes-contradictory accounts of Smith’s early visionary experiences.

The church-produced article on race argues that "there is no evidence that any black men were denied the priesthood during Joseph Smith’s lifetime."

But the record clearly shows that, in 1852, Young — Smith’s immediate successor — "publicly announced that men of black African descent could no longer be ordained to the priesthood, though thereafter blacks continued to join the church."

More than 125 years later, in 1978, the LDS Church, under then-President Spencer W. Kimball, lifted the ban, but some Mormons have continued to promote theories used to defend the former exclusion — "that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects actions in a premortal life; that mixed-race marriages are a sin; or that blacks or people of any other race or ethnicity are inferior in any way to anyone else."

The new statement says the LDS Church "disavows the theories advanced in the past ... [and that ] church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form."

Margaret Young, who teaches English at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University, believes all Mormons should carry a copy of the statement with them.

"Make three-by-five cards of Friday’s church statement on race. Edit carefully if you need to. Laminate it, and keep it handy —in a purse or wallet," Young, who co-produced a documentary on blacks in the church, wrote to her Facebook friends. "We are now empowered to answer folks who perpetuate old justifications for the priesthood restriction in ways they won’t argue with. We are the messengers to give wings to the statement."

What is most important about the statement on race to Mormon historian Richard Bushman is its perspective.

"It is written as a historian might tell the story," Bushman says from his home in New York, "not as a theological piece, trying to justify the practice."

By depicting the exclusion as fitting with the common practices of the day, says Bushman, who wrote "Rough Stone Rolling," a critically acclaimed biography of Smith, "it drains the ban of revelatory significance, makes it something that just grew up and, in time, had to be eliminated."

But accepting that, Bushman says, "requires a deep reorientation of Mormon thinking."

Mormons believe that their leaders are in regular communication with God, so if you say Young could make a serious error, he says, "it brings into question all of the prophet’s inspiration."

Members need to recognize that God can "work through imperfect instruments," Bushman says. "For many Latter-day Saints, that is going to be a difficult transition. But it is part of our maturation as a church."

Some top Mormon leaders are already pushing in that direction.

"And, to be perfectly frank, there have been times when members or leaders in the church have simply made mistakes. There may have been things said or done that were not in harmony with our values, principles or doctrine," Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the faith’s governing First Presidency, said in October’s LDS General Conference. "I suppose the church would be perfect only if it were run by perfect beings. God is perfect, and his doctrine is pure. But he works through us — his imperfect children — and imperfect people make mistakes."

While Mormons applaud the statement on race, some believe the church needs to go much further. Some want an apology; some just want wider awareness.

"The disavowal says to the church and to the world, ‘Everything we taught you justifying the restriction is wrong,’ " says Marvin Perkins, a Los Angeles-based Mormon co-author of the DVD series, "Blacks in the Scriptures." "But what would be ideal would be for every member to be as well-versed regarding the truths of the priesthood ban and scriptural truths regarding skin color and curses as they are with the Joseph Smith story and the First Vision. We need it repeated over and over in church curriculum in manuals and over the pulpit. That’s the way this will be resolved."

Stokes, though, believes this latest step is worth celebrating.

Indeed, the website states, "in theology and practice, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embraces the universal human family. Latter-day Saint scripture and teachings affirm that God loves all of his children and makes salvation available to all."

This essay, Stokes says, "should enable people to move forward in concert with the second great commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself."

After all, she says, echoing Mormon scripture, "all are alike unto God."


Source:  sltrib.com

Utah senator Buttars is lying low in aftermath
He spends time in private discussions with colleagues, then leaves the Capitol early
By C a t h y   M c K i t r i c k     The Salt Lake Tribune

Referring to Sen. Buttars dealing with the fallout from his racially charged comment.

Sen. Chris Buttars [R-UT] spent another short day at the Legislature, trying to weather the fallout from his racially charged comment.

The West Jordan lawmaker spent much of Friday's Senate floor time in private discussions and left early, turning over the chairman's gavel of the afternoon Senate Health and Human Services committee hearing to Sen. Allen Christensen, R-North Ogden.

"My sense is he's very distraught," Senate President John Valentine said Friday.

The regional president of the NAACP has called on Buttars to resign for a comment he made Tuesday during a heated Senate floor debate on an issue with heavy impact to Buttars' district.

One lawmaker referred to SB48 as the ugly baby bill. Buttars, during a passionate speech, picked up on the metaphor, saying, "This baby is black. It is a dark, ugly thing".

"This baby is black.
It is a dark, ugly thing.

Utah Senator Buttars

Valentine later announced there had been a breach of decorum and gave Buttars the floor. He apologized, denying racist intent.
The NAACP's Jeanetta Williams called for his resignation and the remark has caused something of a firestorm, with online comments, e-mails and letters to the editor.

Majority Leader Curtis Bramble said he spent 45 minutes with Buttars in Senate offices Friday morning talking about a range of issues.
"He was questioning, last session and during the interim, whether to run for re-election because of his health," Bramble said.

Resignation did not come up during recent conversations, said Valentine and Bramble. "I think the case is over and done," said Sen. Lyle Hillyard, R-Logan. "He'll make his decision [about his future in the Legislature] in three weeks."

Incendiary Remark:  mp3: "Ugly Black Baby"   You Tube:  Utah Senator Chris Buttars Doesn't Want The Gays Stuffing It Down His Throat All The Time


"Butters grew up in Clarkston, Utah in the 1950s. Clarkston then was about 800 people sharing the same five last names. Even in Cache Valley in the 50s, Clarkston was notorious for parochialism and in-breeding. His parents had to have been 2nd cousins if not 1st cousins. There was a joke that everybody moved into the ward house when the snow got deep, stayed there until the spring came then divided up the children that had been born. There may be some truth to it.

Butters is the intellectual equivalent of someone that grew up in the far end of a holler.

Butters is related to a former brother-in-law but I don't want to talk about it."

The longtime university religion professor Randy Bott at LDS Church - owned BYU argued that Blacks were not ready for  the priesthood — “like a young child prematurely asking for the keys to her father’s car.”

Bott says that this ban — "was the greatest blessing The Almighty could give them"
at the time. 
~ BYU religion professor Randy Bott, Feb 2012

 Professor Bott pointed to Mormon scriptures that indicate descendants of the biblical Cain who killedhis brother Abel and was “cursed” by God — were turned black and subsequently barred from the priesthood. He also noted that past LDS primates suggested that blacks were less valiant in the sphere known in Mormon theology
as the “premortal existence.”


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The above quotes by Mormon Primates are brief. Read on if you would like to see the comments in their fuller context, along with their sources.

A site where you can see --  from the Mormon's own scriptures -- that what is written here is not just all made up -- it's  the Mormon church's bookstore.
Look up your beliefs:  http://www.deseretbook.com/scriptures/pgp_home.html .

Mormon Scripture is quietly and systematically being cleaned up.  For example, the 'Mormon Doctrine' by Mormonism's chief apologist,  Bruce McConkie,  is being revised regularly.  Much of the condemnation of Blacks has been censored away.  You may have to track down some older copies in libraries to verify the veracity of this web page.

Much of this text is also given at various 'Truer' Christian web sites, each with its own axe to grind.  These sites dredge up the ugly side of Mormonism to bolster their own view of THE TRUTH. One such site is Saints Alive In Jesus



Mormons Against Masturbation (MAG)
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These lack people say that they are descendants of the biblical Cain...  link