Episode 55 – How Whoopi Goldberg and the LDS Church Disagree About Race

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Whoopi Goldberg stirred a lot of debate and discussion about the Nazi Holocaust of Jews with comments on The View. I attempt to bring light rather than heat to her confusion about race and the holocaust. This in many ways ties into the previous LDS ban on Black priesthood holders that was not revoked until 1978. I reveal the origins of that policy and what it took to revoke it. You can read the LDS Gospel Topic Essay on “Race and the Priesthood” here.

Jeffrey Salkin responded to Whoopi Goldberg. Read his article here.