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The Catalog of Antimormon Accusations
The Curse of Cain
by Woody Brison

This is one leaf of a review of "Inside Mormonism: What Mormons Really Believe" by Isaiah Bennett
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Bennett's statement: "Have they informed you that their church still teaches that people born black are under the curse of Cain?" I asked.
<=== Found on p. 11
30% of the way down the page

This is false. They are no longer under that curse, it ended in 1978. We Mormons are the ones who received that revelation and in fact we're the only ones who do teach that it's been ended. Bennett could not possibly have been ignorant of this in 1999 when he published his book. He proves this (and literally torpedoes his own point) in the previous sentence: "the missionaries told us that that was all in the past", ie. they do not still teach this.

Official Declaration No. 2
Bennett's statement: "That they believe black skin is a punishment?"
<=== Found on p. 11
35% of the way down the page

According to Genesis 4:13-15, the black skin was not a punishment; it was a protection.

Bennett's "guidance" to these people thus consisted of nothing more than alarming them with some lies. His plan is not difficult to discern; when they confront their missionaries with this, the missionaries will probably not be able to explain it very well. It's a little complex, some aspects having no answer at present, it's emotional for most people, and not very relevant to your typical white missionaries. What they typically say is "that's all in the past" (as Bennett notes they did) which is a very sparse, but correct, answer.
Notes

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