Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Saw an Afro Caribbean missionary with his white companion

Just the other day. They were both young, serious-faced young men.

They were probably transferring somewhere (or one was) as they were going to catch a train.

I thought, for a fleeting moment, that I should ask him about how he felt about the racist history of the Mormon Church?

But I decided against it, because I thought: "I really do not want to get into a debate about this so early in the morning and I do not want to crush the poor fellows heart."

So I hurried on to the office (running late again, as usual!) and hoped that someday, he and his companion would know the truth. And be set free.


Anonymous said...

The truth being: Mormons were abolitionists way before it was cool to be an abolitionist.

Matt said...

Weston, that's not entirely true. Some Mormons were abolitionists, some were ambivalent and some were in favour of slavery.

By his writings it was obvious that Brigham Young had serious problems with regards to people of African decent.