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Trib Talk: Reasons behind the Mormon priesthood ban

First Published      Last Updated Dec 13 2013 01:33 pm

The LDS Church has long been vague about the reasons behind the ban on ordaining blacks into its priesthood. That changed this week with a statement on its website explaining the prohibition stemmed from prevailing racist attitudes rather than divine inspiration.

On Friday at 12:15 p.m., church members and commentators Marvin Perkins, Dr. Rob Foster, Max Mueller and Salt Lake Tribune reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the statement and how the faithful are responding.

You can join the discussion by sending questions and comments to the hashtag #TribTalk on Twitter and Google+, or submit comments in the comment section below this story.


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