Join Lindsay as she interviews historian Russell Stevenson about Interracial marriage in Winter Quarters and the rumored “Lamanite Marriages.” They also talk about the ordained “Lamanite Prophet” William McCary.
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This podcast wasn’t about plural marriages with the Lamanite women, this was about William McCary and Blacks and the Priesthood in the early days of the Church. You should re-title this podcast accordingly.
I may be wrong, bot from some of your comments you seem to come across with unbelief that the “Lamanites” can become a “white and delightsome” people. I guess the problem is that many people only think of the Lamanites as the North American Indians, remember that all of Latin America are also Lamanites, and the majority of the people of Latin America have Spanish surnames. Since God works by natural means it is no wonder that many Latin American people are becoming “white”. From the time that the European explorers came to the Americas and began to mingle their bloodlines with the natives the “curse” began to be lifted.
I’m a huge fan of the podcast. However, I was disturbed by the reference to William McCary in this episode as a sexual predator, when so far other polygamist men have not been referred to as such. Did I miss something or can you clarify this characterization?
Agreed, tho I’m listening to this years after original posting, I hope this characterization was corrected later?
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It’s ridiculous how Mormons condone Joseph Smiths sexual predator behavior and condemn the exact same behavior by another man. It was ALL immoral, adulterous behavior. No godly man, much less true prophet of god would behave this way.