The new lesson manual states: “The Book of Mormon also states that a mark of dark skin came upon the Lamanites after the Nephites separated from them. The nature and […]
For the past few years I have been trying to explain what the most harmful aspect about believing in literal Lamanite identity is. Yet when I do I always feel […]
I once wondered how such an old toxic belief could possibly still exist. Is it because it is still taught in 2019? Anyone ages 14 years of age and up […]
Second Conversation with the Missionaries – Native American skin is sign of the curse, my skin is cursed.
(Names of Missionaries withheld to protect identity.) When the subject of Native American atrocities come up few want to discuss it. Perhaps it is hard to understand something that is […]
(Names of Missionaries withheld to protect identity.) The Book of Mormon is cherished as the word of God among those who believe and follow the teachings. It is taught as […]
Mormon Prophets still “justified” in calling original inhabitants on three continents “Lamanites?” Cultural Discrimination
My family was taught we were direct descendants of Lehi. We were taught we were direct descendants of the Lamanites, that we were in fact Lamanites. The prophet Joesph Smith […]
A few week ago a Mormon friend admitted something to me – until recently they had considered themselves better than dark skinned people due to church teachings. I was proud […]
Native Americans caused their own genocide. Did I ever really believe this? Sadly, at one time I did.
Pain tore through me as I wrote the title of this post. Genocide has happened to many cultures, on many continents. To believe however, to be taught, that it was […]
There are no official sources for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Not a single one.
Living a life filled with honesty is not easy. I’ve always respected and tried to live a life of honesty, even when it cost me. However I have been endlessly […]
I have been hurt by belief. Not facts, not truth, but just belief. I woke up thinking about the DNA Studies essay. I have read it countless times. Initially when […]
Hi Everyone! Just wanted to say thank you for an amazing first week. I had many people either share their support, or share their own stories. Numerous experiences […]