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An Opportunity for the Mormon Church to Make Amends....Elevate a Black Member to Office of Apostle!.

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Today [June 9, 2015] marks the 37 th anniversary of the Mormon Church attempt to become a genuine world-wide religion by shaking off the 150 year stigma of being a racist organization. It did so by acknowledging that all men of any color were entitled to hold priesthood within the church. Prior to that time between the death of church founder Joseph Smith in 1844 until June 9 th 1978 the church had held black men to be inferior to white men and not allowed to hold priesthood within its order.

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Recently it has faced a continuing barrage of questions concerning the real reasons why it came out with the changing policy in 1978 without ridding itself of all the so called scriptural reasons for racism still printed and published in its biblio of "Standard Works" that guides the Church to this day despite its self-cleansing act of June 9, 1978.

I wrote an article published on Oped News a couple of months ago on the church's continuing racism in which I suggested a name change of Bigot Young University to something more acceptable thus acknowledging that Brigham Young was responsible for all of the racist doctrine after Joseph Smith which continues to haunt the church to this day.

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Last Friday June 5, 2015, L. Tom Perry was laid to rest in a ceremony held in the old Tabernacle constructed by Brigham Young. Perry was an apostle thus leaving a vacuum in the Council of Twelve Apostles.

I suggest that Church President Thomas Sterling Monson take a bold step toward cleaning the church closet of racism once and for all by elevating a Black priesthood holder to fill the vacancy in the Council thus silencing critics that the church is still racist.

 

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