Originally Posted by miceelf
This is true of some forms of Christianity, but the concept of Original Sin isn't about people's own violations of covenants.
I actually agree with you about the reasonableness of some people's discomfort with Mormonism and other modern creations, like scientology. I would also agree with you that if we are talking about historical problems with race, it's kind of silly to defend LDS while attacking Catholicism. Whenever the first LDS Black priest was, there was a more than a hundred year ban on Black priests, ending in 1978
. Brigham Young also declared that the divine penalty for interracial marriages ("the mixing of the chosen seed with the seed of Cain") was to be instant death.
LDS have made dramatic changes in policy and practice around race and more power to them. But this is a huge glass house from which to throw stones about historical racism.
Lets not forget when Bush spoke at Bob Jones University in 2000. At that time they forbid interracial couples. Didn't allow those "seeds of Cain" into the university till 1971 I believe.