December 10, 2013
Mormon Church: Justifications for black priesthood ban rooted in racism
LDS Church President Brigham Young encouraged Mormons to vote for Democrats, in part because the Republicans were vehemently anti-polygamy. RNS photo courtesy LDS Church.
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(RNS) The new statement says the LDS Church “disavows the theories advanced in the past ... [and that ] church leaders today unequivocally condemn all racism, past and present, in any form.”