LDS church says racism not of Christ in statement on Charlottesville (8-13-17) 

The statement, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, often called the Mormon church, criticized people who use racism in speech, taking a quote from one of the church's former, late leaders, President Gordon B. Hinckley: …No man who makes disparaging remarks concerning those of another race can consider himself a true disciple of Christ.

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Robert Sivulka says... (Reply)
"Brigham Young said, "You see some classes of the human family that are black, uncouth, uncomely, disagreeable and low in their habits, wild, and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind. The first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed, and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings. This was not to be, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin. Trace mankind down to after the flood, and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race--that they should be the "servant of servants;" and they will be, until that curse is removed; and the Abolitionists cannot help it, nor in the least alter that decree. How long is that race to endure the dreadful curse that is upon them? That curse will remain upon them, and they never can hold the Priesthood or share in it until all the other descendants of Adam have received the promises and enjoyed the blessings of the Priesthood and the keys thereof. Until the last ones of the residue of Adam's children are brought up to that favourable position, the children of Cain cannot receive the first ordinances of the Priesthood. They were the first that were cursed, and they will be the last from whom the curse will be removed. When the residue of the family of Adam come up and receive their blessings, then the curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will receive blessings in like proportion" (Journal of Discourses, vol. 7, 290-1; c.f. vol. 2, 143 and vol. 11, 272)." (8/14/17)
Robert Sivulka says... (Reply)
"Alma 3:6 in the Book of Mormon says, "And the skins of the Lamanites were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a a curse upon them because of their transgression."

3 Nephi 2:14-16 says, "And it came to pass that those Lamanites who had united with the Nephites were numbered among the Nephites; And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites; And their young men and their daughters became exceedingly fair, and they were numbered among the Nephites, and were called Nephites." " (8/14/17)
Robert Sivulka says... (Reply)
"President Thomas Monson said, "In about 1956 we recognized that our neighborhood was deteriorating. We observed this one Halloween by the nature of the people who came in the guise of ‘Trick or Treat.’ The minority elements were moving into the area where we lived, and many of the old-time families had long since moved away. Seeking counsel, I visited with Mark E. Petersen, who for many years had been the General Manager of the Deseret News. O. Preston Robinson, my former professor of marketing at the University of Utah, had succeeded Brother Petersen as the General Manager at the News. As I mentioned to Mark my dilemma, wondering if it would be unfair for me to move, he said simply, ‘Your obligation to that area is concluded. Why don’t you build a house in my ward?’” (On the Lord's Errand: Memoirs of Thomas S. Monson (1985), 184). " (8/14/17)