LDS leaders are trying to explain away the racist views in their “Follow Me” manual. This manual is based on the racist Book of Mormon, which claims that the American Indians (“Lamanites”) got their skin color from the “cursing” of God.

One verse says, “... the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.” Another verse says that those who mix their seed with the Lamanites will have children who are cursed.

It’s unfortunate that the LDS leaders of today have never stated that biological evolution has caused the many skin colors of earthly inhabitants. I guess they don’t fully accept Darwin’s factual theory.

Stephen R. Clark, Millcreek