Date: May 16, 2018 12:30PM
The first paragraph gives the gist, in case you don't want to read through it:
In scripture, Jesus tells us to “be one; and if ye are not one ye are not mine.” “Be One” is the theme of a First Presidency-sponsored event on June 1, 2018, celebrating the 1978 revelation on the priesthood on its 40th anniversary. BeOne.lds.org has been created to provide more information about the event, which will feature a message from the First Presidency, stories of faith of Church members and music from Gladys Knight, the Saints Unified Voices, Alex Boyé, the Bonner family, the Unity Gospel Choir International and members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Date: May 21, 2018 03:39AM
> The excuse given?
> "Because they're almost always just looking for a
> way to get to the US."
Well, I think he was right. In my personal experience, most of the people who joined TSCC in Europe in the second half of the 20th century were interested in an American religion because they liked America and were willing, or even longing, to move there. Now most of those that I knew in Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain in the early 2000s whose families had joined TSCC in the 1970s and 1980s were upper class or upper middle class whites. But if their interest in TSCC was closely related to their interest in America and all things American, then why would poorer African immigrants have been different?
I suspect if white upper class people had been willing to listen to American mishies because they had a keen interest in American culture, your fellow missionaries and your MP would have seen this as an opportunity! In other words, the racists in your mission were holding those African immigrants to higher standards than the local whites. A typical form of discrimination. But I guess you noticed that too.