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The Book of Mormon states, 'black and white, bond and free, male and female; … We do not tolerate racism in any form." In 2006, then Church president Gordon B.Hinckley declared that, "no man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.In many cases, statements were grounded in scripture.
When the residue of the family of Adam come up and receive their blessings, then the curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will receive blessings in like proportion.
Nor can he consider himself to be in harmony with the teachings of the Church." Concerning Church history, an official LDS statement explains that reasons for the Church's previous position denying black men the priesthood remain unclear: "It is not known precisely why, how, or when this restriction began in the Church but what is clear is that it ended decades ago." Critics maintain that today's church leaders hedge and equivocate on the issue, at times making contradictory and misleading statements that belie Church history.
For example, historians have identified hundreds of blatantly racist statements made by past Church prophets and leaders, including Joseph Smith, Brigham Young, Wilford Woodruff, and John Taylor.
The Church doesn't deny it but prefers not to discuss it.
The Church has not admitted that the original ban was a mistake nor has it offered any form of apology.
The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings.