Mike Wallace: From 1830 to 1978, blacks could not become priests in the Mormon church. Right?
Gordon B. Hinckley: That's correct.
Mike Wallace: Why?
Gordon B. Hinckley: Because the leaders of the church at that time interpreted that doctrine that way.
Mike Wallace: Church policy had it that Blacks had the mark of Cain. Brigham Young said, "Cain slew his brother, and the Lord put a mark upon him, which is the flat nose and black skin."
Gordon B. Hinckley: It's behind us. Look, that's behind us. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THOSE LITTLE FLECKS OF HISTORY.
"Flecks of history". That's a good one.
Nothing to see here, just flecks of history. No logical implications regarding the quality of inspiration/revelation claimed by the Mormon "prophets." No logical implications with regard to all doctrinal issues in Mormonism. Just flecks. Flecks is flecks.
Jake Fapper: "So, you embezzled money from two different companies from 1982 to 1989 and then you were caught laundering money for a drug cartel from 1992 to 1997."
Bigbelly Bob: "That's correct."
Jake Fapper: "So you may not be surprised to learn that some are opposed to your candidacy for mayor, and have suggested that you can't be trusted."
Bigbelly Bob: "Look, we need to put all that behind us. It's behind me. I don't think about it. It doesn't mean anything. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THOSE LITTLE FLECKS IN MY PERSONAL HISTORY. Are you afraid of flecks? Are people so afraid of little flecks of nothing?"