By William Dwight McKissic, Sr.

June 18, 2012

Whereas the awareness, acceptance and influence of the Mormon Religion is spreading throughout the island countries, particularly the South Pacific, in Africa, and among some African Americans,

Whereas Mormon promotional material often features African American professionals affirming the Mormon religion,

Whereas it’s growing acceptance and visibility will cause some to study or accept the Mormon Religion as valid,

Whereas in 1978, the Mormon Church agreed to permit Blacks into the priesthood, but they are yet to denounce the racist teachings,

Whereas people of color throughout the globe will be less likely to embrace Mormonism when they are made aware of their racist source documents,

Whereas Mormons recognize three books in addition to the King James Holy Bible as authoritative spiritual instructions,

I so move that the Southern Baptist Convention repudiate and reject the Mormon books:  The Pearl  of Great Price, Doctrine and Covenants and The Book of Mormon as inspired, authoritative or canonical; and furthermore, we repudiate the racist teachings recorded in The Book of Mormon and The Pearl of Great Price that described “skin of blackness” people as being filthy (because of their filthiness”), “cursed,” “loathsome,” “despised” justifiably and derived the “blackness” of their skin color as a result of a Divine curse.


The Book of Mormon, The Second Book of Nephi, 5:21, 25, and The Book of Jacob 3:5, 9

The Pearl of Great Price, The Book of Abraham 1:24, and The Book of Moses 7:8-12