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.
The Curse of Cain and Ham
Jul 8th, 2008 by mormonmisc at 5:47 pm

The Curse of Cain and Ham

I discussed differing views of Mormons regarding slavery and priesthood denial to blacks. This is a complex historical and theological issue with many avenues of discussion. I will focus primarily upon the views of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young. I discussed differing views of Mormons regarding slavery and priesthood denial to blacks. This is a complex historical and theological issue with many avenues of discussion. I will focus primarily upon the views of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.Also, I will raise and briefly address various angles and arguments which have been batted around over the past 17 decades:

  1. What was the curse on Cain?
  2. What was the curse on Ham?
  3. How long was the curse to continue?
  4. Did the slavery curse end with the Civil War?
  5. What of the view that Blacks are intellectually inferior?
  6. Did JS initiate Black priesthood denial?
  7. What were JS's views on slavery?
  8. What was BY's view on slavery?
  9. What scriptural support is there for priesthood denial?
  10. What scriptural support is there for modern continuation of slavery?
  11. How is a Black to be defined?
  12. When was importation of African slaves banned in the U.S.?

This is the 9 March 2008 episode of the Mormon Miscellaneous Worldwide Talk Show, now in its 29th year.

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