Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show

Episodes of Mormon Miscellaneous, a talk show on Mormon history, scripture, doctrine and many controversial topics, by LDS host, Van Hale, now in its 38th year. All points of view are welcomed.
64. Perspective of a Black Convert
Jul 18th, 2008 by mormonmisc at 9:59 am

64. Perspective of a Black Convert 

My guest was Marvin Perkins, an enthusiastic Black Mormon. 

He is a convert to the LDS Church who has spent considerable time pondering and researching the issue of Blacks in LDS history and Scripture. 

He has been lecturing on the topic with long-time, well-known Black member, Darius Gray. 

They have published a set of two DVD's of recorded live lectures. These are well organized presentations with a strong focus on insights, and I would say, surprises from the Scriptures. We discussed his perspective and included participants by phone and email. He and brother Gray host a website:  

Topics discussed include:
  • Many relevant scriptures including new footnotes in the Book of Mormon. 
  • Joseph Smith's views on Blacks, slavery and the universality of the restoration. 
  • Diversity of the views of Brigham Young and Joseph Smith. 
  • Origin of the priesthood restriction for Black Mormons. 
  • President David O. McKay's view. 
  •  President Hinkley's view. 
  • Current needs within the Church to establish fully a universal brotherhood. 
  • Blacks in the pre-existence. 
  •  The war in heaven. 
  •  The June 1978 revelation.

Talk Show host: Van Hale, LDS

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