So far, my observations have criticized the judgement of three Latter-day Saint Church Presidents for their part in the coverup of Smith’s vandalism of the printing plate. I’m now prepared to expose and point my finger at a 4th Church President in pointing out that these men were not what they claimed to be -- men of God who loved all humanity equally.
Take Brigham Young for example. Although he wasn’t involved with the day-to-day operations of the printing press, he was aware of things taking place there and was certainly aware of the third and final installment of the Book of Abraham which consisted of Facsimile No. 3 and its Explanations. Brigham was also aware that the Book of Abraham claimed how Egyptians were descendants of Cain and therefore they were barred from the priesthood on account of their race. Their cursed lineage was through the so-called wife of Ham whom Smith translated as Egyptus
but in actuality it’s a Greek name, hence an anachronism. The Mormon ban on priesthood towards black skinned people was piously upheld by Young’s presidential administration in Utah. Blacks could not hold the priesthood, period! This policy and doctrine found its roots in Pearl of Great Price racism and was visually expressed by Smith’s explanation of the black slave of Facsimile No. 3. Brigham Young wholeheartedly taught that blacks were less valiant in the preexistence and therefore were banned from the priesthood. The iron clad doctrine of the curse of Cain was strictly maintained in Mormonism due to Brigham Young’s hateful attitude towards blacks. Young was perfectly happy with the desecration of Anubis in the Facsimile and never thought to correct it or restore Anubis to his original form.
Here are a few racial statements made by President Brigham Young whose administration banned black skinned people from the Mormon priesthood. Young lived a life of a bigot and led his people to believe that blacks were less favored of the Lord on account of their race. It was an evil and pernicious doctrine of Mormonism.
Brigham Young wrote:You must not think, from what I say, that I am opposed to slavery. No! The negro is damned, and is to serve his master till God chooses to remove the curse of Ham.
Brigham Young wrote:The moment we consent to mingle with the seed of Cain the Church must go to destruction, - we should receive the curse which has been placed upon the seed of Cain, and never more be numbered with the children of Adam who are heirs to the priesthood until that curse be removed.