I read this, and thought how can a Religion be based on hatred and abhorrent thoughts, not love? - Mister Sister
Brigham Young was a prophet of the early Mormon Church and the direct successor to Joseph Smith following Smith’s martyrdom. As devout adherents to the teachings of Brigham Young, Fundamentalist Mormons believe the following regarding people of African descent : 1) they are not worthy of ordination into the Mormon fundamentalist priesthood, 2) nor may people of African extraction participate in the Endowment Ceremony, 3) nor may they have a marriage (called a “sealing”) celebrated in a fundamentalist Mormon church. Additionally African Americans may not participate in church “ordinances,” so they cannot be baptized, nor may they receive communion in a Mormon fundamentalist church. All of the preceding rituals are necessary to achieve the highest degree of “exaltation” in the afterlife, called “entering into the fullness of glory in the Celestial Kingdom.” Even one drop of African blood disqualifies someone from ever being a member of a Mormon fundamentalist group. These prohibitions against church membership for dark skinned individuals were imposed because Brigham Young taught that people with black skin were the descendants of Cain:
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