While we’re taking out the racist part of the manual that everyone is rightly complaining about, could we just burn down the entire "Come Follow Me" curriculum and start from scratch?
It's been 40 years since Mormons changed their racially based priesthood/temple ban. Yet new research shows that even now, most Mormons think the ban was God's will.
"The Be One celebration is a step in the right direction for the LDS Church," says a young African American Mormon, one of three guest respondents today. But the bigger task is to take its message about countering racism to every single congregation.
The social media hashtag #DearWhiteMormons was supposed to give Mormons of color a chance to share their experiences. But some angry white Mormons blasted back.
Defending the priesthood ban as a righteous doctrine just so we can protect our need for to worship an idol that's predictable and in keeping with our own expectations is a violation of the first commandment.