Why Did Brigham Young Regulate Slavery Instead of Abolish It in Utah?

This is part 9 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ Two years before the Civil War, the famous journalist, Horace Greeley, asked Brigham Young a few questions about slavery in Utah that was established

Biblical Curses are Not Racist & Latter-day Saints Do Not Need to Apologize

This is part 8 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ When one thinks of the word curse their mind may take them back to a favorite children’s book, fairy tale, or Disney movie. The

3 Issues That Still Haunt the Church & 3 Fatal Flaws In the Critics’ Argument

This is part 7 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ Many, I am sure, if they have any knowledge of the following culturally sensitive topics as they relate to the Church of Jesus Christ

A Tale of Two Interpretations

This is part 6 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ At a time when most traveled by foot, horse, or buggy, when the telegraph was the newest tool of communication, and with the advent

Was Joseph Smith a criminal, a fraud, and a supporter of slavery?

This is part 5 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ Among the list of stigmas Latter-day Saints have to deal with none are more insidious than the claims that Joseph Smith was a fraud,

The restored Church of Jesus Christ was never racist – a response to Millennial Mormons

This is part 4 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ Below is my response to a group of millennial ex-Mormons who post on the blog Zelph On a Shelf. In their article, they ask

Is the Book of Mormon Racist?

This is part 3 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ In 2012, during Latter-day Saint candidate Mitt Romney’s run for the Republican nomination for president, Dr. Obery M. Hendricks, author of The Universe Bends

What Did Brigham Young Really Say When He Said Interracial Marriage Meant ‘Death on the Spot’?

This is part 2 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ One of the most infamous quotes from the second president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that critics of

Latter-day Saints & Race Relations

This is part 1 of a 9-part series on the topic of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and race relations. See the rest in the category section: http://www.latterdaytimes.com/category/blacks-priesthood/ Many Americans might be surprised to know that many critics of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hold them accountable for past