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Mormon Church Traces Black Priesthood Ban to Brigham Young

posted on December 10, 2013

Peggy Fletcher Stack of The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the LDS Church has explained its former ban on black priests, which lasted more than a century. The Church’s website explains the teachings were influenced more by the culture of the times, rather than its theology. It reads, “[I]n theology and practice, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints embraces the universal human family. Latter-day Saint scripture and teachings affirm that God loves all of his children and makes salvation available to all.”

Read at The Salt Lake Tribune