The prophet said so

QUOTE: “The Lord will never permit me or any other man who stands as President of this Church to lead you astray. It is not in the programme. It is not in the mind of God. If I were to attempt that, the Lord would remove me out of my place, and so He will any other man who attempts to lead the children of men astray from the oracles of God and from their duty.” -Wilford Woodruff, in General Conference, October 1890, canonized in Mormon scripture in Official Declaration 1, Doctrine and Covenants. [source]

COMMENTARY: So when the prophet tells us that blacks can’t have the priesthood, or that women can’t either, or that blacks can’t marry whites, or that homosexuality is a sin, we can be certain that it’s the gospel truth? At least until a new prophet tells us otherwise? I don’t know. I have a hard time believing that the same God who has existed from before the world was—and who will exist long after it is gone—couldn’t figure out until 1978 that racism is bad, and is still trying to make up his mind on gender equality and whether or not gay sex is icky. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.)

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