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About The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Racism in the LDS church:
A partial success story
Two major conflicts between the LDS and the the federal government:
The LDS church has had a fascinating and turbulent history. They have had two
major conflicts with the federal government.
||The first occurred in the mid-19th
century when the Mormon practice of polygyny -- a
form of polygamy -- was the main reason why statehood for Utah was
initially rejected. Six additional refusals followed, between 1849 and 1887. In 1890,
as the government was about to seize the assets of the
LDS Church, the LDS Prophet received a revelation from God. This was the "Great Accommodation" that at least temporarily
suspended the practice of polygyny -- a form of polygamy. On 1896-JAN-4, Utah became the 45th state in
the union. |
||Pressure was also felt by the LDS during the 1970's because of the LDS'
institutionalized racism. The IRS was threatening to cancel the church's
non-profit tax exempt status. University sports teams were refusing to compete
in Utah. This pressure was relieved on 1978-JUN-6 when prophet of the church believed that he had received a new
revelation from God to end the practice of discrimination against persons of
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Originally written: 2002-AUG-12
Latest update: 2012-MAR-11
Author: B.A. Robinson