Answered by: Dean West, Moroni Channel Response Team
Published: Saturday, May 14 2016; 7:51 a.m. DMT
United States of America
Why did God prohibited the Black people to have the Priesthood? Which Black People among all the People did they Described ?
Amie, Manila Philippines
Please know that our Heavenly Father never forbade His children who are of African descent from having any of His blessings! As our Church has said, there were misunderstandings in the past, but through prayer and seeking guidance from Him, our Prophets and Apostles were able to understand His will more perfectly.
All of our Brothers and Sisters, from all lands and of all ancestries are welcome in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!
We would also like to share the Official Church Statement: