My Talk with Missionaries – Mormons are still racist.
(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 […]
Labels – Dallin H. Oaks
LABEL – a classifying phrase or name applied to a person or thing, especially one that is inaccurate or restrictive. (Oxford Dictionary) Earlier this week Dallin H. Oaks responded to […]
The Lamanite Lie Is Not Done In Ignorance
In a recent conversation with a friend – I was asked to clarify a few things I had told him in a prior conversation. He wanted to know why I […]
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 […]
Church Denounces Racism – What is it they reject?
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 […]
Hurt by beliefs. Facts hidden in the DNA Essay.
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 […]
Current teachings! Lamanites Cursed. 2017 Seminary Manual.
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 […]