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Posted by: whatisthis ( )
Date: June 02, 2019 11:36AM

How black was Elijah?
"Able had one black great-grandparent, apparently on his father’s side."

Is it possible that Brother Joseph and others did not necessarily think he was not "black" enough to be cursed?

And I was told that Joseph himself ordained Elijah, well not so:
"In 1836, he was ordained to the Melchizedek Priesthood by Ambrose Palmer, washed and anointed in the Kirtland Temple, received his patriarchal blessing under the hands of Joseph Smith Sr., and was ordained a Seventy by Zebedee Coltrin. "

https://www.lds.org/study/history/topics/elijah-able?lang=eng

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Posted by: Chicken N. Backpacks ( )
Date: June 02, 2019 02:45PM

Yes, apparently he did not "look" very "black."

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: June 02, 2019 03:45PM

In my follow up on this, I read that the implication is that George F. Smith is the one who either turned against or was turned against Bro. Able, progressing from warmly welcoming Bro. Able as a 70 and confirming his priesthood authority, to many years later stating that Bro. Able's ordination and progress in the priesthood was a mistake.

In other words, racism took hold during that time period.

Racism in the church? Can't be, since we are ALL spirit children of what's his face, Elohim.

ET correct: it was Joseph F. Smith, not George



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2019 04:29PM by elderolddog.

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: June 02, 2019 03:55PM

I'm a little skeptical of OPie. Never been here before and unloads on a topic near and dear to the heart of a recent recidivist and who incidentally wrote some manuscripts on the topic.

I look forward to seeing where this goes.

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