On a recent media interview, Harry Reid planted the false seed that the GOP filibusters and holdups in Congress by Republicans who oppose the president may be based on race. He lamented that he hoped opposition to Obama was "based on substance and not the fact that he's an African-American."
As Harry Reid suggests that the GOP opposition may be race based, what the press will not report on is that Harry Reid, himself, belongs to a historically racist religious group and has never denounced his allegiance to the extreme racism within it. For Harry Reid to support racism by remaining a prominent member of his church that has never apologized for its blatant racism is like the pot calling the kettle "black" (pun intended).
Being a member of the Mormon Church testifies to the authenticity of all Mormon Doctrine, because the doctrine comes from the founders and former and present prophets of the church. The Book of Mormon and the prophets are "infallible" and their words are considered to be scripture. The following are just a few of the numerous historical racist teachings of the Mormon Church that still to this day have not been renounced:
The Book of Mormon, "the most correct book", even more correct than the Bible, accuses God of cursing Africans and Native Americans in the following passages of 2nd Nephi Chapter 5:
21 And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.
22 And thus saith the Lord God: I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities. 23 And cursed shall be the seed of him that mixeth with their seed; for they shall be cursed even with the same cursing. And the Lord spake it, and it was done.
In the (Mormon) Journal of Discourses, Mormon Prophet Brigham Young adds emphasis in the following statement:
"Classes of the human family that are black uncouth uncomely disagreeable and low in their habits wild and seemingly deprived of nearly all the blessings of the intelligence that is generally bestowed upon mankind the first man that committed the odious crime of killing one of his brethren will be cursed the longest of any one of the children of Adam. Cain slew his brother. Cain might have been killed and that would have put a termination to that line of human beings this was not to be and the lord put a mark upon him which is the flat nose and black skin trace mankind down to after the flood and then another curse is pronounced upon the same race that they should be the 11 servant of servants and they will be until that curse is removed and the abolitionists cannot help it nor in the least alter that decree how long is that race to endure the dreadful curse that is upon them that curse will remain upon them."
"Shall I tell you the law of God in regard to the African race? If the white man who belongs to the chosen seed mixes his blood with the seed of Cain the penalty under the law of God is death on the spot."
Also, according Mormon Doctrine, Native American Indians were also of the class of the cursed because their skin was also a darker color. These horrible, prejudicial beliefs are reiterated again and again in the Book of Mormon, found in the books of Alma, Mormon and Nephi as quoted below, directly from their teachings:
Alma 3:6 "And the skins of the Lamanites (Native American Indians) were dark, according to the mark which was set upon their fathers, which was a curse upon them because of their transgression and their rebellion against their brethren, who consisted of Nephi, Jacob, and Joseph, and Sam, who were just and holy men."
Mormon 5: 15 "And also that the seed of this people may more fully believe his gospel, which shall go forth unto them from the Gentiles; for this people shall be scattered, and shall become a dark, a filthy, and a loathsome people, beyond the description of that which ever hath been amongst us, yea, even that which hath been among the Lamanites, and this because of their unbelief and idolatry."
Jews: Church Prophet Brigham Young said that his word was to be upheld as scripture; therefore we can see the dangers in the words of a man who clearly had a heart filled with hate.
"I would rather undertake to convert five thousand Lamanites [Native Americans], than to convert one of those poor miserable creatures [Jews] whose fathers killed the savior…. Yes, I would rather undertake to CONVERT THE DEVIL HIMSELF, if it were possible. …I would say, leave them, and come home, the lord does not require you to stay there, for they must suffer and be damned. …[l]eavethem to live and die in their sins and ignorance. …[t]hey take pleasure in their wickedness.…" (Mormon Journal of Discourses)
I have given you just a few of the many historical doctrines of racial hate that comes from Harry Reid's horribly flawed and false religion that, because of its effective public relations efforts, comes across to the American people as just another "Christian" Church.
In 1978, Mormon prophet Spencer W. Kimball had a prophetic "revelation" that blacks could gain entrance to the Mormon priesthood. How convenient that this revelation coincided with the building pressure of the NAACP holding an anti-discrimination march on Salt Lake City, followed by the filing of a federal law suit for barring blacks from holding positions of authority within the Mormon scout troops.
I think that Harry Reid needs to explain why he would be such a prominent and faithful member of this historically racist church.