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Could you please tell me the church’s view of bi-racial marriages? Thank you.

Anonymous, from Idaho

Dear Anonymous,

I can’t quote you the Church’s official view on interracial marriage, but the following comment made by President Spencer W. Kimball to Indian students at Brigham Young University on 5 January 1965, may be enlightening. President Kimball said,

“Now, the brethren feel that it is not the wisest thing to cross racial lines in dating and marrying. There is no condemnation. We have had some of our fine young people who have crossed the lines. We hope they will be very happy, but experience of the brethren through a hundred years has proved to us that marriage is a very difficult thing under any circumstances and the difficulty increases in interrace marriages.”


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