Civil Rights

Race

Image: Martin Luther King Jr., Civil Rights Activist


From an address by Ezra Taft Benson in the April 1965 General Conference:1

What are we doing to fight it? Before I left for Europe I warned how the communists were using the civil rights movement to promote revolution and eventual takeover of this country. When are we going to wake up? What do you know about the dangerous civil rights agitation in Mississippi! do you fear the destruction of all vestiges of state government?

Now brethren, the Lord never promised there would not be traitors in the Church. We have the ignorant, the sleepy and the deceived who provide temptations and avenues of apostasy for the unwary and the unfaithful, but we have a prophet at our head and he has spoken. Now what are we going to do about it?

Do Homework

Brethren, if we had done our homework and were faithful we could step forward at this time and help save this country.

 



Crash Course:

Not commanded in all things – Ezra Taft Benson, April 1965
Blacks and the Priesthood – Mormon Think
Mormon racism in perspective – Elder Mark E. Peterson