There has been a lot in the news lately concerning the way that a Utah Jazz basketball fan spoke rudely to a black player, Russel Westbrook, playing for another team (Oklahoma City Thunder) during a basketball game held in Utah. Besides Gail Miller, the Jazz owner, the Jazz team’s star, Donovan Mitchell, black himself, also issued a statement condemning any racist attitude.
No matter what the LDS/Mormon Church or any of its members say about not being racist, the religious doctrine of this church states otherwise.
According to the LDS/Mormon religion, all dark-skin races developed because the Christian God (according to LDS/Mormon doctrine and belief) cursed a once white-skinned ancestor. The LDS/Mormon Adam and Eve were white-skinned and the very first humans on Earth.
According to the Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Church:
All dark-skin races are the result of a curse from God.
The authors of the Book of Mormon incorporated this racist doctrine into their storyline so that the story would be more consistent with the Bible and more appealable to the early Americans (white-skinned European Christians) to whom the book was intended.
However, the Book of Mormon is the ONLY alleged “word of God” (of any religion) that explains that God sees all races as equal and that all people, regardless of race, should be treated equally. The authors included the idea of racial equality (regardless of skin color) in the Book of Mormon storyline hoping that the new story of Jesus Christ visiting the native American people’s ancestors would cause the European-American white-skinned people to treat the natives better. In fact, the Book of Mormon story explains that the most righteous people were the dark-skinned races. The white-skinned races in the Book of Mormon were the most evil and caused most of humanity’s problems.
The authors’ plan to introduce new religious concepts and ideas in their new scripture didn’t work. After Joseph Smith’s murder, under the auspices and direction of Brigham Young, the LDS/Mormon Church became more racist and prejudice of dark-skinned people than any other Christian faith.
After the early LDS/Mormon people rejected the intent and true purpose of the Book of Mormon (its attempt to equalize the races), and they began to look “beyond the mark” originally intended by the Book of Mormon story, their religion became very hypocritical and confusing. The plainness of the original doctrine Joseph Smith initially intended for the new religion (the simple words of Jesus as he delivered them in the Sermon on the Mount; see Matthew 5, 6, 7, and BOM, 3 Nephi 12, 13, 14) was taken away and shrouded in secret ordinances and “mysteries of God” that the LDS/Mormons could not and do not understand. (See BOM, Jacob 4:14.)
If the LDS/Mormon Church intends on ridding itself of racism, its leaders must receive a new revelation from God stating that the Book of Mormon isn’t actually a true account of history, but was an early 19th Century attempt to help equalize the races and mitigate the mistreatment of darker-skinned people. The new revelation from the Mormon God must state that God created all races of humankind equally and without any curse.
The people can read The Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon for a better understanding of what the unsealed portion, the Book of Mormon, was supposed to be about.
The people can wait for the publication of The Dream of Mortal Life, Understanding Human Reality—A Final Warning to the Human Race, which will explain the Real Truth about how different races developed on Earth; that bad people created the inequality of races in order to put their own race above others by designing human bodies that were specifically engineered to look different.
Regardless, don’t let any LDS/Mormon state that he or she is not racist and does not support racists views. Simply ask any LDS/Mormon:
Where did the dark human skin come from?
If Donovan Mitchell and the rest of his black teammates only knew.