Date: June 13, 2018 04:19PM
I have a good friend who's Mormon who swears he's not a racist.
This is his response when I asked him why Mormons discriminated against blacks by denying them entry into the temple when you don't need the priesthood to get into a temple?
MORmON: I hear hate in your message the same hate that your taking about is the same hate on your message. Did Jesus not die for our sins?
Me: I'm not the one who hates. I hate hate. Mormon scriptures are full of racist hate. I quit because I couldn't justify the hatred that is still alive and well in Mormon scriptures. until the racist 19th Century bogus myths get redacted from the Mormon scriptures, any kind of an apology for racist practices in the past is meaningless. Mormonism is still one of the most racist institutions in America.
Me: Scriptures that describe a God who turns people black when they sin, white when they repent and black again when they sin again.
That's racist AF.
After listing scriptures:
MORmON: Thanks I’ll go ask the missionaries about this, I’m in institute I’ll get back to you shortly.
They’re not actually talking about skin color but the presence of the devil within them. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ the that he frees you of demons and releases you from your bondage.
Me: Apparently you have a reading comprehension problem. It says numerous times it's their skin color. Try and be honest and I'll listen.
I was Mormon for 40 years. Not stupid.
MORmON: No you have lost the priesthood your unclean and it hard for you to feel the spirit to interpret the doctrine correctly
Me: So why'd Mormons discriminate against black skinned people if it wasn't about skin color? Quit telling me I'm evil because I ask for honest answers, just to have you tell me bullshit. That's not nice. I'm not calling you evil, just because you're in a church that's racist AF. You can't tell me it's not racist and have no answer to my question as to why they discriminated against blacks for most of their history.
MORmON: Your calling be racist and your full of hate give me a break And yes I think your being tricked by the devil
That not your real problem with the church.
Let me ask you a question.
Me: You belong to a racist church. You can't answer why it discriminated against blacks for most of its history, so you tell me I'm evil? I quit because I realized how racist it was to remain a member of a racist church. If you're not racist, then why do you make excuses for racism? And lie about it, saying it wasn't about skin color, when your scriptures are all about skin color as were the racist practices of the past. Lying is evil and you're lying through your teeth. When you say racial discrimination wasn't about skin color. BULLSHIT
It says right in black and white, it was about skin color in Mormon scriptures. Still is.
MORmON: I would love to pay you a visit and explain each one of those scriptures to you with plan logic. This is just some sort of misunderstanding.
Me: "the Lord God did cause a SKIN of blackness to come upon them." Is that not about black SKIN?
MORmON: Ya he mark of the devil
It was a curse
The devils dark curse
Your have to be a leader of your family
As a father or they will have the dark mark of the devil upon them.
Me: Obviously you've got a mental block that prevents you from reading what's written in black and white. It doesn't say anything about being a Father, or the devil, but it does say a lot about how dark skin is a curse and white skin is a blessing. That's white supremacist/racist AF. but if it's what keeps you on the straight and narrow, then more power to you Buddy.
To me, racism, misogyny and homophobia are what's really evil and Mormonism does those three more than any other church, besides the Fundamentalist version of Mormonism and their Prophet is rotting in jail for doing the same thing as Joseph Smith, sticking his dick in his follower's wives and teenage daughters.
You sing his praises knowing that? And you call me evil. haha
Hey, at least I'm not singing the praises of a cuckold bull/pedophile, so I sleep great at night.
MORmON: Ya most psychopaths do
Me: Now I'm a psychopath?
At least I'm not singing the praises of a child rapist, while children are getting raped in the church. Children I know.
Lots of them, who were enabled by this patriarchal CULT of hero worship.