I was reading a post about Mormons and someone wrote a lot of stuff about how back near the beginning of the Mormon church, they were racist and some people said a lot of racist stuff, and all that. Another poster mentioned a lot of Christian churchs have racist pasts. So I wanted to start a post talking about that. I remember in school hearing all the time about Blacks being segregated, or having to hold their own meetings. What churchs did that? Were there any that NEVER segregated members?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:29 PM on Oct. 27, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Answer by anng.atlanta at 4:46 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
HERE it says: In 1831, Virginia passed a law requiring black congregations to meet only in the presence of a white minister. Also, Methodist and Baptists promoted the idea that loyal and hard-working slaves would be rewarded in the afterlife. Slavery and hatred is such a sad part of America's past! Yet it is still part of our past. Now all we can do is work to prevent that hatred and segregation from ever returning!
Answer by jm14879 at 4:51 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2009
Well in early slave trades the Africans were not even allowed to be Christians. Many feared that the Africans would take the Book of Exodus too literal and thus it was one of the reasons that they were not allowed to read. Later on Society considered the satus of slave masters and there slaves were thought of as either tamed or untamed. Religion was such a big influence that it was decided slaves would be under the religion of their masters as many Europeans feared the Africans ancient traditions. Of course we all know that the bible was used to justify slavery. However the 1780's the Methodists Church declared Anti-slavery, and urged all of its members to free their slaves w/in two years or be removed from the church.
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