So today, the LDS church is celebrating 40 years of them not being racist. It is the 40th anniversary of when they lifted the preisthood ban on black people. I find it interesting that they feel the need to be patted on the back and congratulate themselves for it. What do you guys think?
Whatever. I'm apathetic about everything at this point. That religion is no more rediculous than another. I imagine that most of the flock would still prefer not to see any black sheep. I don't know why a person of color would want to be associated with LDS. But I don't understand why anyone is attracted to any dogma. That's what facimates me.
40 years, still no apology, still institutional racism, no black apostles, no vilification of Brigham Young for condemning mixed race coupes to death and still the pathetic excuse that the priest hood ban never actually was doctrine, even though every prophet from Young to Kimball said it was, and even in the case of Ezra Taft Benson, called the civil rights movement "A commie plot to weaken the country"
Yeah lots to celebrate, you bunch of bigoted blow hard bastards
I think that sort of thing, more than anything else proves they aren’t actually talking to God. If they were he’d be giving them instructions that actually made sense or were a semblance of real justice for the time. Not just conveniently say black people are people when it was socially acceptable to do so.
The closed minded need something to make feel better about themselves. Mormons still have hateful views of the gay community. They probably doing it to deflect there views on gay people. There was a time I considered the mormon cult. I'm glad I avoided that train wreck. They also deny they have a problem with pliligomy. Which we all know is a big lie.
What is it they are celebrating exactly?
Are they proud of waiting 14 years after the '64 Civil Rights bill to be as willing to listen to black voices as DC poloticians? (Remember that this had previously segregated the entire leadership structure of the LDS organization)
Or are they just proud of not trying to stop listening to them since taking that step?
This is like they are giving themselves a participation trophy. Where's the aspiration? Where's the action? I would rather listen to them talk about supernatural undergarments than to hear their take on racism in America.
I just do not give any thought to LDS or any other religious cult. I concentrate my efforts on what is being done in this country that affects so many people in so many different ways by religion and how it is intruding on freedoms that the USA is "supposed" to represent, for all citizens and indeed all humanity.