Episode #201 – Race and the Priesthood

Race and the priesthood are addressed head-on at LDS.org. We discuss racism in the Church's past and the Church's response. Also, the Brazilian Wizard! LDS!


Looks like we’ve made it. Look how far we’ve come, my baby. We mighta took the ong way; we knew we’d get there someday. They said, “I bet they’ll never make it,” but just look at us holding on. We’re still together, still going strong.

Hey! We have a show! Biggest news of the week, of course, is the LDS.org article about race and the priesthood. It’s nice to see the Church addressing one of the more troubling parts of its history, even with more work to be done. We go through the article and have an extensive discussion about this.

That said, how has any historic racism affected us today as Latter-day Saints? We don’t just mean from an administrative perspective. Has a past of racism changed our entire social structure in the Church?

The Wizard of Brazil is almost a billionaire. He is a winner. He shall teach you languages and spells. His patronus is a wizard.

Did you watch the now-non-leadership-hierarchy-specific “Christmas Devotional”? Thoughts on having less (if any) First Presidency, and a whole lotta Elder Nelson with supporting videos?

Missionary health is becoming a more mainstream topic. Peggy Fletcher Stack hits on it. Great survey data, too.

FLDS teens break away and head to Salt Lake in “Breaking the Faith.” Watch!

Also – A Latino program at the Conference Center. A BYU student documents his attempt at engagement. Missionaries shine shoes and talk about Jesus. 10 things to do with an LDS login. And did you marry your soul mate? Probably not, and that’s OK.


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