Having taught that black people are cursed and subhuman for 100-plus years, in accordance with its founder’s sternly held beliefs, has kept the church overwhelmingly white. It also makes for some awkward conversations when the church’s missionaries approach black people who understand Mormon mythology.
One man recently captured his encounter with two Mormons who approached him, making them take out their Book of Mormon and read a passage condemning blacks.
“And he 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.”
He then told them to go away and stop peddling their racist nonsense to his family.
Yet another fundamentalist evangelical cult that spouts racism, xenophobia, sexism and all things Trumpian whites only allowed in Utopiaville.