In 1954, Church President David O. McKay taught: “There is not now, and there never has been a doctrine in this church that the negroes are under adivine curse. There is no doctrine in the church of any kind pertaining to the negro. We believe that we have a scriptural precedent for withholding the priesthood from the negro. It is a practice, not a doctrine, and the practice someday will be changed. And that’s all there is to it.’
Shameful for the Church to not come to the support of one of the most loved and respected world religious leaders of the day. The Church reviewed, approved and paid for the New Zealand report in which these insulting comments were made. Turned a blind eye to promote a for profit development. Stepped on the head of a PROPHET in pursuit of PROFIT.