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Mormon missionary gets brutal lesson on his church’s racism from black father

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As anyone who’s seen The Book of Mormon knows, in 1978 God changed his mind about black people.

Or at least that’s what the Church of Latter Day Saints teaches, according to the song sang by Elder Kevin Price.

Having taught that black people are cursed and subhuman for 100-plus years, in accordance with its founder’s sternly held beliefs, has kept the church overwhelmingly white. It also makes for some awkward conversations when the church’s missionaries approach black people who understand Mormon mythology.

One man recently captured his encounter with two Mormons who approached him, making them take out their Book of Mormon and read a passage condemning blacks.

“And he had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them.”

He then told them to go away and stop peddling their racist nonsense to his family.

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“The brothers came here to teach my family about God,” he says. “Because of their sins against God, he turned them black. You came to my house, to teach my family that God turned us black because we sinned against God,” he said. “That’s not going to be acceptable at all.”

“That’s not what we teach, you may be taking it a little bit out of context as well,” the white Mormon claimed.

Watch the encounter below.

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Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.

With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.

Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)

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This article originally appeared on Salon.

The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.

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Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke —  who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.

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