1968 MORMON BOOK PROHIBITS BLACK PRIESTS & “LOSE…BLESSINGS BY MARRYING A NEGRO”

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The Church and the Negro, A Discussion of Mormons, Negroes and the Priesthood by John Lewis Lund, copyright 1967, third printing 1968.  From the dust jacket it says the book “openly and frankly discusses and documents the Mormon position concerning the Negro.  “In regard to inter-marriage with the Negro…God does not approve!”Some of the subjects explained in the book are “The Negro and the Priesthood”, “Cain and the Mark of a Black Skin”, “Mormon Negroes Today”, and “Why the Church is Opposed to Interracial Marriage.”  The author is a “graduate of Brigham Young University” and “is a religious instructor for the department of Seminaries and Institutions of the Mormon Church.”  In compiling the book “Church leaders in high positions were consulted.”

The book has the name of the owner inside the front cover.  There is a one inch by 1/4 inch piece missing from the top edge of the dust jacket, otherwise the book in in great shape.

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