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According to Mormonism, is the Black race cursed and if so what does that imply?

I was wondering, since I've heard this a lot and I've done some research about it. I'd like to know what Mormons, at least contemporary Mormons, have to say about this. Keeping in mind documents ...
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Do Mormons believe that black skin originated as a curse by God?

This question is a bit related to this other question, which is asking about the curse of Cain. One of the answers in this other question refers to the "Book of Moses" (part of Book of Mormon), ...
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What, if any, are some first-millenium mentions of prohibitions or approval of interracial or international marriages?

While in the last few centuries there have been particularly American Christians arguing against interracial/intercultural/international marriage (I believe the term is "kinism"), I do not know of ...
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When was the first African American ordained in a US Presbyterian denomination?

In Presbyterianism, a distinction is typically made between preachers who are "licensed" and those who are "ordained." One who is licensed has permission to preach regularly in a particular ...
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Why have some conservative Reformed churches objected to the Belhar Confession?

Among the reasons given by several Reformed Church in America churches in the midwestern US when leaving the denomination are issues with the Belhar Confession, a document emphasizing reconciliation ...
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Has the Catholic Church ever opposed interracial marriage?

A fun refutation of gay marriage supporters who say on Facebook: Not too long ago cross-racial marriages were not allowed, supposedly by God. would be to say, well that's not my church so what do ...
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What are the biblical justifications for racial segregation?

What are some of the biblical arguments used to promote racial segregation? I am not asking about slavery or racial superiority, per se (see related question), but about the idea that it is good for ...
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Biblical basis or rationale for Christian Identity Movement?

After discovering the Christian Identity movement, and investigating them further to answer another question, I've been pondering how they justify their doctrine. On the homepage of Christian ...
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What were the scriptural arguments used for modern western racism?

A blight on the modern western church is that the bible has been used by certain people to justify racism--specifically dark-skinned people's inferiority and light-skinned people's superiority. Some ...
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How have US Christian churches handled discrimination and segregation in the past?

How did Christian Churches deal with segregation laws in the United States and are there any Bible passages that deals with discrimination and segregation? What were typical responses from Churches ...
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When did the African-American population become Christian?

As someone who's never been to the USA I might be making a completely wrong assumption, but from all the media, it seems that the majority of the African-American population were traditionally ...
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Has the Church historically considered biblical texts concerning slavery to be transcultural or finite?

How have the Bible's passages concerning slavery been interpreted and applied throughout Christian history, especially passages such as Exodus 21:2-11, Leviticus 25:44-46, and 1 Timothy 6:1-2? Have ...
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Does the Bible support slavery and (white) superiority in the context of American slavery? [closed]

Slavery existed as a fact of life in the ancient world, and the Bible mentions slavery in many places. When the Bible speaks of slavery, is it supporting it, or merely describing it? Does the Bible ...
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Why did “Lift Every Voice and Sing” become the “Black National Anthem”?

Attending an African American church service recently, I was introduced to the hymn Lift Every Voice and Sing. One of my colleagues said this was the "Black National Anthem," uniquely Christian and a ...
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What has the LDS Church (Mormons) historically taught about the Curse of Cain and dark skin?

I have heard that people with black skin had been denied certain things in the Mormon Church until the past 30 years or so and that this has something to do with the Curse of Cain. What has been the ...