Monday, August 30, 2010
Why is this so fascinating you ask?
Well for starters because what the Reverend Glenn Luther Beck WON'T tell you is that Mormons believe that Black people are dark skinned because we are cursed by God.
BoM Alma 3:6 And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren,And that God performed this curse to mark us, so that that his people (white people) could identify us and know not to mix with us or our traditions.
BoM Alma 3:8 And this was done that their seed might be distinguished from the seed of their brethren, that thereby the Lord God might preserve his people, that they might not mix and believe in incorrect traditions which would prove their destruction.Or that when their prophet Jacob spoke to the Nephites, he warned them that if they did not cease their filth and wickedness, God would curse them by making them EVEN BLACKER than he made the already wicked Laminites
BoM Jacob 3:8 O my brethren, I fear that unless ye shall repent of your sins that their skins will be whiter than yours, when ye shall be brought with them before the throne of God.Or that in God's sight we are not only dark, but filthy and loathsome and God himself has turned his back on us.
BoM Mormon 5:15-18 And also that the seed of this people may more fully believe his gospel, which shall go forth unto them from the Gentiles; for this people shall be scattered, and shall become a dark, a filthy, and a loathsome people, beyond the description of that which ever hath been amongst us, yea, even that which hath been among the Lamanites, and this because of their unbelief and idolatry.
16 For behold, the Spirit of the Lord hath already ceased to strive with their fathers; and they are without Christ and God in the world; and they are driven about as chaff before the wind.
17 They were once a delightsome people, and they had Christ for their shepherd; yea, they were led even by God the Father.
18 But now, behold, they are led about by Satan, even as chaff is driven before the wind, or as a vessel is tossed about upon the waves, without sail or anchor, or without anything wherewith to steer her; and even as she is, so are they.
Nor will he tell you that until the Book of Mormon was revised in 1981, it stated that if and when we would "turn back to God" and be redeemed, we would be made WHITE. And while he may, (as Mitt Romney did during his campaign), acknowledge the fact that Mormon's forbade Blacks from entering in their ministry until 1978, he probably WON'T tell you that the prohibition was based on a belief that blacks were neutral in the war between God and the Devil in some 'pre-existence' and were therefore cursed and forbidden from the priesthood. Nor will he tell you that Mormon's do not believe that they were wrong or that that is now untrue, they simply believe that a new revelation from God came in 1978 that essentially said, "...eh, Fuck it... go ahead and let 'em preach".
But now it's time for an act of community service... Since Glenn Beck seems to be a bit confused about what Racism really looks like like, let me offer this little primer. The things I just quoted from the Book of Mormon - That's some Racist shit...
So Glenn, the next time you want to invoke the name of a Black leader while standing in his shadow, and call upon me to "turn back to God"... take a deep breath - then go fuck yourself.
~~~**And now you know**~~~
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