OFFICIAL STATEMENT: “The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone. The Book of Mormon states, ‘black and white, bond and free, male and female; … all are alike unto God’ (2 Nephi 26:33). This is the Church’s official teaching.” -Official statement released by the LDS church explaining the doctrinal support for blacks receiving the priesthood, Feb. 29, 2012. [source]
COMMENTARY: Come on. You shouldn’t need additional revelation before you can do the right thing. If the scripture you use to justify giving the priesthood to blacks also says to make no distinction between men and women, you have to be willingly blind not to understand god’s will. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.