In a now-closed thread, RfM poster “mogambo” notes:
The attitude of the Church towards interracial relationships always interested me“As a Middle Eastern guy and former investigator (I was never baptized) in an all-white LDS ward. From the thing I could inform the Church did actually feed its young people covert purity doctrine that is racial.
“I experienced a typical example of the thing I felt had been concealed racist teachings during the Marriage that is eternal class. The instructor had been telling the story of the missionary that is female the U.S. whom after coming back from her objective, hitched a man from another tradition (without indicating exactly just what he designed by ‘another culture’). He stated the guy wound up lying to her and cheating on her behalf. The instructor ended up being speaking right to girls within the class and warning them to be mindful about social distinctions.
“Notice the slight message he ended up being delivering girls. He had been implying that when they marry some guy from another tradition,they will undoubtedly be lied to and cheated in; as though things like this don’t take place on a regular basis in relationships between individuals of the exact same cultural and social back ground. Start thinking about why he had been maybe maybe not warning the inventors to be mindful about social distinctions whenever choosing a wife or girlfriend. Since it seems they secretly consider light-skinned people superior to dark-skinned people because it is my farmersonly sign in impression Mormons do not mind when white men marry non-white women.