Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Thomas Monson presented Barack Obama with a detailed family tree yesterday. As Aaron Shafovaloff points out, according to mormon doctrines from their past "prophets", right up at the top would be the name: "Cain".
I wonder if Thomas Monson explained Brigham Young's proclamation to our president who happens to have a white mom and a black father?
In the preisthood I will tell you what it will do. Where the children of God to mingle there seed with the seed of Cain it would not only bring the curse of being deprived of the power of the preisthood upon themselves but they entail it upon their children after them, and they cannot get rid of it. If a man in an ungaurded moment should commit such a transgression, if he would walk up and say cut off my head, and kill man woman and child it would do a great deal towards atoneing for the sin. Would this be to curse them? no it would be a blessing to them.— it would do them good that they might be saved with their Bren. A man would shuder should they here us take about killing folk, but it is one of the greatest blessings to some to kill them, allthough the true principles of it are not understood.
Brigham Young, February 5th, 1852