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DTE's abuse of LDS General Authorities

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    DTE has been obsessed for whatever reason with the Utah Church's denial of priesthood to brothers and sisters of African descent and has invested a lot of time in trying to make people believe that somehow since 1979 the LDS has been covering up the supposed fact that denial of priesthood to those of African descent had been official doctrine of the LDS Church.

    Says DTE "This was known as "The Curse of Cain Doctrine". It was always presented as "a doctrine of the Church" from the time of Brigham Young into the days of Spencer W. Kimball (late 1970s). At no time was it ever put forth as "personal opinion". DTE later goes on to abuse the late LDS Church President, Gordon B. Hinkley over this matter.

    There's a little bit of irony in the position that DTE has charted to try to make his point. DTE says that no one among the LDS General Authorities ever put the "Curse of Cain Doctrine" forth as a "personal opinion." And yet it was the freshman crop of new apostles in the 1940's and 50's (N. Eldon Tanner, Spenser W. Kimball, Gordon B. Hinkley, Hugh B. Brown and others) who challenged the authenticity of such a doctrine in the 1940s.

    In other words, in the 1940s it was their personal opinion that denial of priesthood and its blessings was not based on revelation and that the proof-texts that developed to support such denial was inapplicable.

    Please notice that it was this generation of freshman apostles that would later on as members of the First Presidency and as senior apostles close the book on a practice of one branch of Mormonism, a practice that they had long voiced an opinion about within the highest councils of the LDS Church. In the end their "personal opinion" prevailed.

    Winged Paladin probably remembers what a joyful time June 9th, 1979 was. It was as if a burden that we should never have been carrying had been lifted.

    God bless Spenser W. Kimball and Gordon B. Hinkley, and God bless the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Their patience with the people of the Church resulted in the restoration of justice in this matter.
    Last edited by zionic; 07-07-2009, 10:47 AM. Reason: typo
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    Originally posted by zionic View Post
    Winged Paladin probably remembers what a joyful time June 9th, 1979 was.
    It most definitely was a joyful time. I think a better source of opinion and information on this matter are the testimonies and details listed on, especially