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DVD series by 2 Black Mormons Clarifies Racist Claims of The Book of Mormon

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DVD Series by 2 Black Mormons Clarifies Racist Claims of Book of Mormon - MarketWatch

DVD Series by 2 Black Mormons Clarifies Racist Claims of Book of Mormon

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

From the 1830s to the mid-1800s, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormons, liberally extended priesthood to all worthy males without regard to race or color. Then around the mid-1800s, the LDS Church would institute a policy of restricting Black male members from holding the priesthood and from serving missions and participating in temple work that would last until 1978 when the practice was abolished.

During this time, in an attempt to justify the new restrictive policy, many inaccurate teachings grew within the church regarding skin color, race and equality. In June 1978 the Church announced that a clarifying revelation had been received and the priesthood was once again made available to all worthy male members of the church.

Though the practice of restriction had been discontinued, the myriad of issues created by the policy, including the inaccurate teachings, misunderstandings, thoughts and some behaviors which grew from the policy, still exists among the membership nearly 34 years later for the simple fact that they have not been addressed and corrected. Therefore, issues of equality and race related to the Church continue to surface. Recently the topic is being made prominent on the national stage with Latter-day Saint Mitt Romney's campaign for the Republican nomination. Yet still, no clarity has been offered up on these issues from the LDS faithful.

That is until now. Two African American members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Marvin Perkins and Darius Gray, have created a four-part DVD set to tackle many of the most vexing questions in the Church. They deal straightforwardly with the myths surrounding scriptural references to skin color and curses and past practices related to equality and the priesthood.

The four lectures are entitled:

1. Blacks in the Bible

2. Skin Color and Curses

3. Equality and Priesthood

4. Blacks and the LDS Priesthood

Scholars and theologians worldwide are applauding the doctrinal and scholarly detail of the Blacks in the Scriptures DVD series. More information and the DVD series can be obtained by going to . The cost is $24.95 plus shipping and handling.

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SOURCE Blacks in the Scriptures

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