(RNS) — Unfortunately, the 'Stranger Things' characterization of U.S. Mormons as predominantly white is spot on.
Pres. Oaks this weekend seemed to suggest that race is a temporary and trivial matter. Guest blogger Emily Jensen says that's white privilege talking.
June marks the 40th anniversary of the reversal of Mormonism's race-based priesthood/temple restriction, and the month is chock-full of events celebrating the importance of black Mormons.
The LDS Church issued a statement on racism today -- but that statement was not the one that briefly proved a flashpoint of joy, then betrayal, among Mormons on social media.
The typical Mormon General Conference viewer is a church-going, older, white, college-educated Republican living in Utah—not surprisingly the exact type of person most likely to be seen on the TV screen during Conference sessions.
(RNS) — The Book of Mormon both challenged and reinforced 19th-century ideas about race — and set the stage for a religion's controversial subsequent history, says historian Max Perry Mueller.
Patrick Mason's new guide speaks to Mormon doubters and those who love them . . .. and it's co-published by Deseret Book.
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.
“'My' missionaries were part of an experiment," says guest blogger Margaret Blair Young. "Previously, Anglo missionaries had been paired with Anglos. Now, they were paired with Congolese and other Africans. How would they all fare?"
Mormons today believe and teach that "all are alike unto God," but have to reconcile that with racist teachings from past leaders they regard as prophets.
The LDS Church has anathematized racist justifications that once propped up a ban barring African Americans from priesthood ordination and temple endowments. However, the Church stopped short of a formal apology.