https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/08/24/ ... s-support/
The same guy who wants me to think the Gospel is never changing and I should stand against the declining moral values of modern society or whatever wants to excuse some horribly, harmfully racist things Brighan Young said because they "reflected the culture of his time". B.S. There were abolitionists in Brigham Young's time, there were those who recognized blacks are human beings with the same rights and feelings and needs as the rest of us - that's what a prophet of God would have thought. It's not what Brigham Young thought. Don't defend him, you pompous small-minded uninspiring little man, just to protect the legitimacy of your authority as a "prophet, seer, and revelator". This disgusts me.In his Monday speech, Cook acknowledged that Young “said things about race that fall short of our standards today,” saying that “some of his beliefs and words reflected the culture of his time.” But the 79-year-old apostle insisted the church’s second president (from 1847 to 1877) taught that “of one blood has God made all flesh. We don’t care about the color.”
Kimberly Applewhite called it, and said it much better than I can:
Kimberly Applewhite, a Salt Lake City psychologist and Black Latter-day Saint, was disappointed in Cook’s message.
“If we’re calling ourselves the Lord’s people, we can and should do more to build the kingdom of heaven on earth,” she wrote in an email, “and not look for reasons to protect our reputations or take ourselves out of doing the work.”
The apostle’s justifications for the early Mormon behavior “not only feel like an inaccurate portrayal of church history but also take away a lot of the context for why church members have more to do today,” she said. “Can we stop saying Brigham Young was a product of his time? We already know that many of his contemporaries felt differently about Black people. And it doesn’t excuse the way that people took his thoughts and ran with them in a way that continues to damage the church’s relationship with the Black community at large.”