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Posted on 10/26/2012 7:16:24 AM PDT by dontreadthis
PROMINENT BLACK MORMONS By Frances Rice
Democrats consistently push the false narrative that Mormons are racist, while ignoring the existence of black Mormons. Then, hypocritically, Democrats demean black Mormons who step into the spotlight. Witness how Democrats trashed Mia Love, the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and the Republican Party nominee for the United States House of Representatives in Utah's 4th congressional district. An article that describes the despicable treatment of Mayor Love is Hate-Filled Screeds Appear on Mia Loves Wikipedia Page by Patrick Hobin.
Another article is Sick: Wikipedia entry calls Mia Love dirty, worthless whore and House Nigger.
Among the black Mormons not in the political arena and largely ignored is Gladys Knight who became a Mormon in 1998 after her son Jimmy and his wife and children did so. Ms. Knight was successful as an R&B singer in the late 1960s and early 1970s. She now writes and performs Mormon Gospel music. Sam Warren of "The Drifters", another famous black R&B group of the 1960s and 1970s, also became a Mormon. A well-known black personality who is also a Mormon is the famous college and NFL football hero Burgess Owens. NBA All-Star player Thurl Bailey became a Mormon, too, and now composes Mormon music.
An intriguing historical personality is deceased LeRoy Eldridge Cleaver who went from being a Black Panther to Black Mormon. Mr. Cleaver was the Minister of Information in the early Black Panther Party, a combination of Black Nationalism and Marxism. In 1968, he wrote Soul on Ice which became an international bestseller and was once considered the "Manifesto" of black nationalists and white radicals.
Among the lesser known, but influential black Mormons is Jesse Thomas Jr., a former Baptist preacher, who became a Mormon in 1989 and now serves in local priesthood-leadership positions. In 1995 Lee Radcliff, a black Baptist minister who served as a pastor in Chicago and Mississippi for decades, also became a Mormon.
The left-wing media applauds President Barack Obamas adherence to big government fair share Marxist ideology and downplays Obamas 20-year attendance in the church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, his then anti-American pastor and advocate of Black Liberation Theology, which is essentially socialism or Marxism.
Meanwhile the press cynically stirs up religious bigotry against Gov. Mitt Romney because his faith is Mormonism, a religion that embraces our constitutional principles of free enterprise and individual liberty. This effort to get the voting public to hate Mormons is anchored on the false notion that Mormons are racists. The Mormon denigrators focus on how, from 1849 to 1978, the Mormon Church had a policy against ordaining black men to the priesthood. In 1978, church leaders ceased the racial restriction policy for black men, declaring that they had received a revelation instructing them to do so.
In spite of that old rule about the priesthood, the Mormon Church has always had an open membership policy for all races and todays church opposes racial discrimination and racism. In 1997, there were approximately 500,000 black members of the Mormon Church, accounting for about 5% of the total membership. Since 1997, the black membership has grown substantially, especially in West Africa, where two temples have been built.
It goes against our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion to declare that a person is not fit to be our nations leader because of that persons religion. No one has called for Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid to denounce his Mormon religion in order to be the leader of the US Senate.
Perverts, flag burners, America haters, abortionists, Marxists, Muslims, and Satanists are all perfectly normal and wonderful to Democrats. Bible believing, pro life evangelical Christians, and now Mormons, are who they perceive to be the biggest threat to America.
“...In spite of that old rule about the priesthood...”
You mean the old rule the LDS claim came directly from GOD? And the same old rule GOD supposedly ‘changed His mind’ about...when it became convenient?
mormons are not anymore racists than any other group, mormonISM is racist.
“It goes against our constitutional guarantee of freedom of religion to declare that a person is not fit to be our nations leader because of that persons religion.”
Read again. That isn’t what it says, nor is anyone telling anyone of any religion that they cannot run for public office - including POTUS - because of their religion. Nor is anyone restricting their religious freedom. In that sense the article is tainted with poor analysis.
VOTERS can do whatever they want with their vote - including discriminating based on religion (Scientology anyone?), hair color, sexual preference, etc.
Hey, I note that the ROMAN CATHOLIC church no longer requires fish on Friday or their services in Latin, since we're talking about God's alleged spokespeople. Either way, you get what passes for a man-based religion... (or otherwise known as a cult). Some are just bigger and train their disciples better, for a longer period of time. Both have serious problems with their past leaders who supposedly were also chosen by God.
I am not a Mormon. I am a Christian, but I WILL VOTE FOR ROMNEY to help bring back my Country! YMMV!
(And yes, I know I'll get pounded, but I have trust in God, not some guy telling me I must belong to his church to get to God's ear!)
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
2May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
3May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings. Selah
4May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
5We will shout for joy when you are victorious
and will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
6Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he answers him from his holy heaven
with the saving power of his right hand.
7Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
9O Lord, save the king!
Answer us when we call! ...
(Jesus speaking:) 28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
New International Version (NIV)
Spot on Kayaker. Fist bump for tiny boats too.
The Mormon religion really hates Evangelicals, because they are the strongest Christian voice in defense of Christianity, and the most likely to stand up against Mormonism.