The Mormon Faith & Black Folks
Question #5

Q. Isn’t the belief that black folks are the descendants of Cain a white-supremacist teaching?

A. No. White supremacists teach that Cain was the son of Eve and Satan; not Adam and Eve. They teach that the Cainites are an evil white-skinned people that are today called the “Jews”.

They teach that the Jews are not Jews at all, but “Khazars” (Cainites); the descendants of Satan and Eve. They believe that they falsely claim to be Jews. They teach that the colored races (black, red, yellow, brown) are ‘beasts of the field’ or ‘two-legged beasts’ created only to serve the white race. They teach that black people are simply ‘higher apes’; not evil nor good. But the true evil people are the Cainites; the Khazars, who are white-skinned. The white-supremacist belief that Jews (whom they call “Khazars” and “Cainites”) are  the “seed of Satan” is refuted in the Bible itself where it says:

“And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain,....” (Gen. 4:1)

*Serpent-Seed Doctrine Is From Gnosticism

The Serpent-Seed Doctrine (that the “Jews” are not really Israelites but Turkish  Khazars, and they  are Cainites– the descendants of Cain– the son of Eve and Satan) cannot be found in the Bible. It is certainly not in The Book of Mormon or any other LDS scripture! But it can be found in the ancient writings of the Gnostics (pronounced Nostiks); who believed that Jehovah was an evil fallen Archon (Archangel), and that he created the evil material universe in order to entrap other angels and make them his slaves.

One Catholic scholar, writing on the ancient Gnostics, writes:

“The doctrine that Cain was the child of Satan and Eve is found in the ancient Gnostic text The Revelation of Adam, where Adam says to his son Seth: ‘Next, darkness came over our eyes. Next, the god that made us made a child (begotten) by himself (and) Eve your mother¼.’” (The Gnostic Scriptures, p.56)

The Gnostics believed that Jehovah, whom they called Ialdabaoth (“Aborted One”), was an evil Archon (lesser god) who rebelled against the true Most High God (Lucifer), and created the evil and dark material cosmos (the material Universe); entrapping Aeons (divine emanations of Light) by deception—like Adam and Eve—by creating material forms to trap their spirits, and then lying to them by saying He was the Most High God and demanding worship.  In order to help Aeons escape from the evil Jehovah, Lucifer came down to earth himself to the Garden of Eden in the form of a serpent (to fool Jehovah), and gave Eve the knowledge (Greek: gnosis) she and Adam would need in order to escape the evil clutches of Jehovah and return to the Realm of Light.

Researcher Robert T. Mason writes:

“In early Gnostic Christianity there were several systems of thought which found room for serpent worship. The basic idea of these systems was that the origin of evil coincided with the idea of creation itself. The god of the Old Testament, called the Demiurge (Semi-Creator), created the world not from nothing, but by engulfing a qualtity of light of the infinite true Father.

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The second descent of the serpent was a voluntary down coming, to release the spiritual forces; and the Bible story of the serpent in the garden is an account of this appearance. The serpent in this account caused the male and female, Adam and Eve, to violate the commandment of the Demiurge, and so commence the work of redemption.” (The Serpent as Divinity, p.16 online)

Many historians say that the Gnostics lost to the Catholics, and that Catholic Christianity triumphed over Gnostic Christianity; which disappeared. But this is not entirely true.  The Gnostics continued throughout the history of Christianity; not openly, but covertly. They formed secret societies, and continued to proselyte and try to promote their ideas not openly but in secret. This became known in Europe as the Occult (from the Latin word occultus which means “hidden”). The influence of these occult groups upon Europe was particularly strong during the middle-ages. These secret societies were behind many movements; both religious and secular, and some believe they still are today.

*Albert Pike and the Grand Orient of France

One  famous modern Gnostic was Albert Pike (1809-1891); an early leader of the Supreme Council of the Scottish-Rite Masons, Southern Jurisdiction; headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina (where the Confederacy began).  He was also an early leader of the American Party; called the ‘Know-Nothings’ because they had secret political meetings, and when asked by outsiders what was discussed they would say, “I don’t know” or “nothing”.

Much of Pike’s writings were extracted from book sby the French occultist (Gnostic) Eliphas Levi (The Occult Theocrasy, p.450)

Pike was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to Arkansas. He was a Brigadier General and Confederate Commissioner to the Indian Nations for the South during the Civil War. Afterwards, he helped organize the original Ku Klux Klan; writings its secret rituals and becoming its Chief Judicial Officer (the de facto leader).

Some claim that Pike was a Palladist; a member of an occultic order which descended from the Luciferians of medieval Europe. One historian writes:

“They were said to adore Lucifer, the equal and foe of Adonai Jahweh [Jehovah]. He [Lucifer] was in their view the God of Light, the good principle, while Adonai was the God of Darkness, the evil principle.

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The head of the society, we are told, was one Albert Pike, under whose includence it spread all over the civilized world.” (Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics 12:204)

In Gnosticism, there is a deep difference between Perfecti (the Initiated) and the Auditore (the Hearers or Uninitiated). Only the Initiated understand the true doctrines and goals of the Gnosticism.

In his Morals and Dogmas, Albert Pike writes:

“The true name of Satan, the Kabbalists say, is that of Yahveh (God) revesed, for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a person but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil, it is the instrument of liberty and free will.” (Morals and Dogma, p.102)

Pike also wrote glowingly of “Lucifer, son of the morning! It is he who bears the light [that blinds the uninitiated souls]!” (Morals and Dogma, p.321)

Pike had close ties to the Grand Orient of France; an organization of Gnostic Masons headquartered in Paris, and also known as Continental Masonry. Not all Masons in the world are gnostics. In fact, the vast great majority in the United States, Great Britain, and Latin America are not gnostics, and have no connection to Continental Masonry. The Scottish-Rite Masons of the United States disassociated themselves with the Grand Orient of France in the 1890s, and vowed to have nothing further to do with them. York-Rite and Royal Arch Masons never had anything to do with the Grand Orient or Continental Masonry. Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum both were York-Rite Master Masons at one time; in Nauvoo, Illinois.

The reason why the Grand Orient, or Continental Masonry was Gnostic was because the ancient Gnostics were defeated by the Christian Church for the rule of the Roman Empire. The Gnostics went underground, and became known as occultists. The word ‘occult’ comes from the Latin occultus, and means hidden or secret. These secret, hidden, groups became known as occultic groups. They referred to themselves as the Cathari (Pure Ones), Perfecti (Perfect Ones), or the Illuminati (Enlightened or Illuminated Ones), the Manichees (followers of Mani, a Gnostic prophet) or the Brethren of the Rosy Cross (Rosicrucians). After the Dark Ages were over they formed their own Masonic organization; which they called the Grand Orient.

In 1902 a Grand Orient leader named Delpech declared:

“The triumph of the Galilean [Jesus] has lasted twenty centuries; he is dying in his turn.

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The illusion [of Christianity] has lasted very long; the lying god [Jehovah] in his turn disappears; he goes to rejoin in the dust of ages the other divinities of India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, who saw so many deluded creatures throw themselves at the foot of their altars.” (Le Pouvoir Occulte la France, p.97)

The men of the Grand Orient tried to take over Freemasonry, which was the largest fraternity of men in those days (still is). They believed that in this way they could indoctrinate millions of educated and influential men into Gnosticism. After these millions of Masons became Gnostics, then the Grand Orient would have control over them and all other organizations and institutions that these men controlled; including governments.  Their efforts were frustrated however, when they were exposed in 17)) by James Robinson, a Freemason and a  Scot, in his book Proofs of a Conspiracy. Their plans were foiled.

Their next step was to form a separate Masonic rite which outwardly would have no connection with the Grand Orient. They appointed men and formed the Scottish-Rite, and headquartered it in Charleston, South Carolina, far away from the Grand Orient in Paris.  They appointed Albert Pike, and American Gnostic, as the de facto leader (the Grand Secretary) of the Scottish-Rite.  Many of the originators of the Confederacy were also Scottish-Rite leaders.  However, after Pike and the others  were gone, other and newer leaders of the Scottish-Rite decided to dissolve all connections with  the Grand Orient , because they discovered  that it  was vehemently anti-Christian and anti-Christ. The Scottish-Rite of today has absolutely nothing to do with the Grand Orient nor any of it’s Gnostic doctrines. The G.O. later formed the O.T.O. (Ordo Templi Orientis); which continues today in the U.S. and Great Britain, but has a very small and powerless following.

Albert Pike was a modern Gnostic, and believed that Lucifer and Jehovah (Adonai) were in battle with each other for the control of this planet. He was on the side of Lucifer. In an address to high-ranking Gnostic Masons on July 14th, 1889, in Paris, Pike is purported to have said:

“If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay–the God of the Christians–whose deeeds prove him cruelty, perfidy and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science–would Adonay and his priests culminate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the Absolute can only exist in two gods:....” (La Femme et l’Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle, p.588)

Some believe that it was the American Party ( Know-Nothings), headed by Pike and his cohorts, who contributed to the murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith; when Joseph was Presidential candidate for the Mormon  Reform Party.

Joseph Smith advocating that blacks be freed, educated, and given equal rights. At that time the only party which was openly pro-slavery were the Know-Nothings. The Whig Party let each state convention decide for themselves. Northern Whigs were anti-slavery, and Southern Whigs were pro-slavery. The Democratic Party looked at slavery as “a personal choice” (for the masters, but the slaves had no choice!)

*HPB and the Theosophists

The founder of modern Gnosticism is--without question--Helena P. Blavatsky (also known as “Madame Blavatsky). HPB--as Theosophists know her--was born in Russia as Helena P. Haun, and is said to have been initiated into Spiritualism by a Russian occultist. At 18 she ran away from an arranged marriage with a Russian general named Blavatsky. She spent almost the rest of her life traveling the world; promoting Theosophy.

The term Theosophy comes from the Greek words Theo (Divine) and Sophia (Wisdom). The ancient Gnostics called their knowledge by this term: Divine Wisdom. HPB claimed to be in contact with two ancient Aryans; named Koot Hoomi and Djwal Kool. These spirit-guides told her to travel throughout the world and collect occult knowledge and then to codify it into one system and present it to the world. HPB did this via her works The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled. The books were outwardly commentaries on occultic (Gnostic) beliefs throughout the world. But, to the initiated, they were a wake-up call to all Gnostics around the world to come out from hiding and espouse their beliefs publicly. Gnostics, ancient and modern, referred to themselves as ‘spiritual mankind’ while all others were ‘carnal mankind’; too ignorant to understand the Divine Wisdom, and ignorantly and foolishly worshipping the evil Demiurge (semi-creator) Jehovah. Theosophist Robert Ellwood writes:

The Secret Doctrine devotes much attention to a complex argument that Jehovah and Satan are one and the same. In this context Jehovah is to be distinguished from God as the Infinite Reality behind the outflowing of creation and Satan from the serpent of Eden, who is the ‘Bright Angel’ Lucifer, the ‘Light Bearer’ who conveys only wise advice.

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In these Secret Doctrine passages, as in certain ancient Gnostic systems, the Jehovah-Satan figure represents a lower creator whose division of humanity into male and female was the cause of trouble in the Garden of Eden, not the Serpent’s sage advice to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” (Theosophy, p.161)

Theosophist Robert Ellwood also writes:

“Here, and in Isis Unveiled (II:184), Blavatsky commends the myth of those Gnostics who said that Jehovah-Satan, often named Ilda-Baoth, was a proud spirit who set out to create a world of his own but bungled the job and left only a flawed earth peopled by monstrous creatures.

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As man aspired toward higher things, Ilda-Baoth was filled with rage toward his creation and sought—as he still does—to destroy his handiwork.” (Theosophy, p.162)

In 1888, in London, England, she formally organized the Theosophical Society. Headquarters were later moved to Adyar, India. Her first Theosophical magazine was called Lucifer; a name later changed.

Like all initiated Gnostics, HPB believed that the true God, or true Force in the Universe, was Lucifer: the one who ‘bore the light’ of the Divine Wisdom. The very name Lucifer comes from the Latin Lucis (Light) and Fere (Bearer). The Greek name for Lucifer was Phosphoros. The Hebrew name for Lucifer is Haleyl: which means “The Shining One”.

HPB wrote that Jehovah, the God of the Bible, was in fact evil. He was the Gnostic Yaldabaoth; which means, “aborted offspring”. HPB believed that it was Lucifer, not Jehovah, who was the true “God of Light”. Jehovah was the evil “God of Darkness” and matter. HPB wrote:

“The appellation Sa’tan, in Hebrew SATAN, and Adversary...belongs by right to the first and cruelest ‘Adversary’ of all other Gods--Jehovah, not to the serpent which spoke only words of sympathy and Wisdom.” (The Secret Doctrine 3:386)

“Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, is the real creator and benefactor, the Father of spiritual mankind. For it is he...who opened the eyes...And he who was the first to whisper, ‘In the day ye eat thereof, ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil,’; [Lucifer] can only be regarded in the light of a Savior.” (The Secret Doctrine p.111)

HPB taught that Jehovah was the true “satan” (adversary/enemy), and Lucifer was the “God of Light” in opposition to Him. She said that Christians “are fighting against divine truth” when repudiating and slandering “the Dragon of Esoteric Divine Wisdom”. (The Key to Theosophy, p.111).

Although few in number, Theosophists have been a tremendous influence upon modern Western society. Ordinary Theosophists can hardly be called “Gnostics”. Rather, they could be considered ‘Hearers’ or the ‘Uninitiated’. However, members of the Arcane School can be considered the Initiated, or true Gnostics. The influence of these people upon 20th century history and modern Western society cannot be overstated.

As part of her world travels, she traveled from New York City to San Francisco in the mid-1850s. Very few people went the overland route at this time. Most people chose to take ships from New York around South America and up to San Francisco, California; a trip which took about a year. However, HPB decided to brave wild Indians, wild animals, and the elements. In 1853, she stayed for a time in Salt Lake City, Utah, before traveling the rest of the way to San Francisco.

Sylvia Cranston, author of HPB: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky, Founder of the Modern Theosophical Movement, wrote:

“After crossing the Rockies, many of the travelers, of whom it is said HPB was one, rested and replenished supplies at Salt Lake City. She is reported to have stayed overnight at the house of a Mormon woman, Mrs. Emmeline B. Wells (1828-1921), publisher of The Woman’s Exponent. (HPB, p.53)

*Alice Bailey and Lucifer Trust

The two foremost successors of HPB in the Theosophy Movement were Annie Besant and Alice Bailey; the latter being famous in ‘New Age’ circles for her exhaustive writings on occultic/Gnostic/New Age themes. Much of the  writings of Alice Bailey contained anti-Semitic elements; which should be no surprise since both Theosophy and Nazism came from Gnostic roots. Here are several examples of this from Alice Bailey’s writings:

“The Jews are the reincarnation of spiritual failures or residues from another planet¼.The Jew represents materialism, cruelty and a spiritual conservatism, under the domination of the separative, selfish mind, that from which all good [Gnostic] disciples want to emerge.” (Antisemitic Stereotypes in Alice Bailey’s Writings, p.2 online)

“The Jewish race, who loved the possessions of the world more than they loved the service of Light, joined ranks with the rebels against God.

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The word ‘love’ from others is lacking in Judaism¼The Jew has never grasped the love of God. The God of the Jew is possessive and greedy. Jehovah is not God.” (Antisemitic Stereotypes, pp.1,2)

With her husband Foster, Alice formed Lucifer Trust; which changed it’s name in 1938 to Lucis Trust. The trust in small in numbers, but huge in influence. It has been instrumental in the formation and foundation of the following entities:

The United Nations

The Council on Foreign Relations

The Tri-Lateral Commission

The Bilderbergers

Members of Lucis Trust or one of its affiliate organizations, such as the New Group of World Servers or World Goodwill, has included many of the most prominent minds of the 20th century; those who have contributed to the moving away of America and Western Europe from Judeo-Christian ideas to what could be referred to as Gnostic-Humanist ideas or perhaps the ‘New Age’ philosophy. One such New Age evangelist is David Spangler, who wrote:

“Christ is the same force as Lucifer¼.Lucifer prepares man¼.Lucifer works within each of us [Gnostic initiates] to bring us to wholeness as we move into the New Age.” (Reflections of the Christ, pp.40,44)

Evangelical writer Texe Marrs writes:

“The Lucis Trust is apparently named in Lucifer’s honor, Lucis being a Latin word for Light. Headed by Alice Bailey, the publishing arm of the Lucis Trust was at first called the Lucifer Publishing Company, a continuation from the magazine Lucifer, published by Theosophy leader H.P. Blavatsky.” (Dark Secrets of the New Age, p.75)

The clear ultimate stated and open goal of Lucis Trust and its affiliated groups is to create a “New World Order”; a world government which promotes peace, women’s rights (abortion, etc.), new family paradigms (a retreat from the “family” as the basic unit of society), social justice (socialism), gay and lesbian rights (including “gay marriage”), the decriminalization of trans-generational sex (i.e. sex between adults and children), and the promotion of a New World Religion based upon Gnostic-Humanist principles.

*Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood

One of the most devoted followers of Theosophy was Margaret Sanger; founder of Planned Parenthood. Sanger was a eugenicist and a white-supremacist. According to Canadian columnist Michael Coren:

“Margaret Sanger believed in the existence of so-called ‘dygenic races’ or ‘human weeds’. There unfortunates were blacks, Hispanics, Amerinds, fundamentalist [Christians], and Catholics as well as Slaves, Latins, and Jews. Sanger though such people were a ‘menace to civilization’. They simply had to ‘stop breeding’. Her magazine, The Birth Control Review, favoured immigration restrictions based upon race and published a glowing review of a book called The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy; a fascist rant particularly popular with the later National Socialists in Germany.” (The Toronto Sun, Jan. 7th, 1999)

Sanger was a follower of Francis Galton, a Gnostic and Humanist who believed that inferior races and people should cease to breed or “be considered enemies of the State” and justly exterminated (Aristotle to Zoos, p.87). The American and British Eugenics Societies were founded on Galton’s writings. Sanger became a member of the American Eugenics Society in 1930, and a member of the International Congress of Eugenics in 1932. In her own publication she wrote:

“Like the advocates for birth control, the eugenicists are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit.” (Birth Control Review, Feb., 1919, p.11)

Francis Galton, the ‘father’ of eugenics, wrote that inferior races and people should be allowed to live as long as they didn’t create too much burden upon society:

“But if these continued to procreate children inferior in moral, intellectual and physical qualities, it is easy to believe the time may come when such persons would be considered enemies of the State, and to have forfeited all claims to kindness.” (Aristotle to Zoos, p.87)

Sanger believed that such things as feeding the poor and mentally or physically defective were useless and counter-productive to the human race. She wrote:

“Those least fit to carry on the race are increasing most rapidly...Funds that should be used to raise the standard of civilization are diverted to maintenance of those who should have never have been born.” (Margaret Sanger, p 57).

The motto of the American Birth Control League was ‘More from the fit, less from the unfit’. Sanger wrote:

“I wish to reiterate that all objections to birth control can be met unanswerably except one, that the human race will degenerate if the superior races and the superior-classes among civilized races will curtail the number of their offspring while inferior races and inferior races in civilized countries will continue their high birthrate. This must be prevented by all means....” (Birth Control Review, Sept. 1931, p.268)

Sanger’s Birth Control Review contained various articles from her fellow eugenicists; including Bernard Stacks, M.D., who wrote:

“We must get rid of the inferior colored races: the Blacks, the Yellow and the Red races must be exterminated...The white race then may proceed as follows: Let the Christians exterminate all Jews and Moslems, then the Protestants kill all Catholics, then let the Ku Klux Klan kill everybody except the 100% [Nordic types]; then let the Nordic race with blond hair and blue eyes kill off all the dark complexioned...” (Birth Control Review, Sept, 1924, p.269)

Radical eugenicists wanted all inferior races utterly exterminated, and even wanted inferior whites to suffer the same fate. Moderate eugenicists were also white-racists, but wanted the reduction of ‘inferior races’ and inferior types (mentally retarded, genetically defective) in the white race to come about through birth control, abortion, sterilization, or amalgamation with the ‘superior’ white race; not outright extermination. Yet the Birth Control Review published articles even by radical eugenicists without comment or condemnation.

Event he moderate eugenicists have little good to say about black folks. Newell Sims wrote:

“It is any wonder, therefore, that the responsible white community looks upon the average Negro as being irresponsible, without pride or self-respect when he supplies more than his quota of dependents and delinquents?” (Birth Control Review, June 1931, p.188)

*The NAACP and W.E.B. DuBois

Few people realize today that the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was originally an organization founded by white moderate eugenicists from the South of the United States. They saw the only way to save the Negro from extermination was to amalgamate them with white people; thus creating –in their view– a higher and more intelligent Colored (Mulatto) race. They appointed W.E.B. DuBois, a man who was 1/4th Negro and 3/4th White, to be its first leader. DuBois himself was a moderate eugenicist, and believed the only hope for the Negro race in America was for it to become amalgamated and eventually lost in the larger white population. In an article for the Birth Control Review, DuBois called the large number of full-blooded Negro children born in the United States “quantity but not quality.” (Birth Control Review, June 1932, p.167)

Today, Humanists and the American educational system present W.E.B. DuBois has a “Black Man” and an African-American hero and champion for black civil-rights and equality. In fact, DuBois could hardly be called a “black” man, and he renounced his American citizenship and became a citizen of Ghana some years before his death.  DuBois was opposed by black Nationalists such as Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey; who considered DuBois to be an “Uncle Tom” of the white racialists who wanted to dissolve the Negro race altogether either by extermination or by amalgamation.

After its white Southern founders died or moved on, the NAACP eventually evolved into an organization which was determined to fight for the civil-rights of all African-Americans, and disassociated itself completely from its moderate eugenicist roots.

*Sanger and the Eugenecists

In 1918 Sanger founded the American Birth Control League; the first American organization to advocate birth control and abortion and eugenics in the U.S. For her Board of Directors Sanger included Theodore Lothrop Stoddard; author of The Rising Tide of Color Against White World Supremacy (1920), as well as The Revolt Against Civilization: the Menace of the Under-Man (1922) and A Gallery of Jewish Types (1918): all favorites of the Nazi Party in Germany. The Nazis referred to those they exterminated as kummerling; the German translation of Stoddard’s “under-man”.

Historian Barry Mehler writes of Stoddard:

“He was one of the most outspoken advocates of Nordic [Northern European racial] supremacy and an admirer of Adolf Hitler.” (A History of the American Eugenics Society, 1921-1940, p.428)

Historian Richard K. Tucker writes:

“Lothrop Stoddard, a widely read author (Scientific Humanism, The Rising Tide of Color) was a Klan officer in Massachusetts and a ready source of many of the Klan’s racial beliefs.” (The Dragon and the Cross, p.6)

Sanger herself had lectured on eugenics before the Ku Klux Klan of Silver Lake, New Jersey; at the invitation of the Woman’s Branch of the KKK (Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the Future, p.192).

Stoddard was in charge of publicity for the 2nd International Council of Eugenics in New York City, and he was on the Advisory Board of the American Eugenics Society from 1923 to 1935. Researcher John Cavanaugh-O’Keefe has written:

“In the United States shortly after the turn of the century, the American Journal of Eugenics advertised itself by noting that it was ‘formerly known as Lucifer the Light Bearer’.” (Introduction to Eugenics, p.1 online)

Another person Sanger chose for her Board of Directors for the American Birth Control League was Ernst Rudin; father of the Nazi eugenics program; a program which eventually justified the wholesale murder of millions of innocent ‘non-Aryan’ human beings.

Sanger rejected the God of the Bible; preferring to worship, like so many other Gnostics, her own Self (Ego). Sanger’s biographer Emily Taft Douglas writes:

“She found downright unhealthy the priestly rejection of physical joys, while approving Neitzsche’s ‘Overman’ who affirmed all phases of life and used the full powers of a trained mind, with passions controlled, but not deadened. It was better, she wrote, to develop the God within oneself than to worship ‘at the shrine of other egos.’” (Margaret Sanger: Pioneer of the Future, p.59)

Today, the Humanists and the American educational system, as well as the American Media, present Margaret Sanger as a great Feminist heroine; one who selflessly fought for the ‘rights of all women everywhere’ for their reproduction rights (read: abortion).

On the Internet, W.A.R. (White Aryan Resistance) founder and leader Tom Metzger wrote What We Believe As White Racists:

“Very little abortion should be tolerated, among our White race, while at the same time, abortion and birth control should be promoted as a powerful weapon, in the limitation of non-white birth.

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Covertly [secretly] invest into non-White areas, invest in ghetto abortion clinics. Help to raise money for free abortions, in primarily non-white areas.” (What We Believe As White Racists, p.1 online)

Some believe that it isn’t a coincidence that the great majority of Planned Parenthood clinics are in ghetto neighborhoods. The connection between Gnosticism, eugenics, the Klan, and today’s ‘black friendly’ Humanism can no longer be denied. One of the greatest advocates for birth-control, abortion, and other ‘Feminist’ issues in England was Annie Beasant; who became the head of Theosophy’s initiated cadre: the Arcane School.

*’Christian’ Identify Movement

There are some similarities between LDS beliefs and those of the ‘Christian’ Identity Movement. Both believe that Adam and Eve were white people. Christian Idenity pastor Pete Peters has written:

“Adam was fair and white which caused the hemoglobin to show in his skin making him look ‘ruddy’ or to give him a ‘flush’ look.***Adam was white.” (Israel Identity, 2:1 online)

Artistic renderings of Adam and Eve in Mormon art always depict them as not only white folks, but Nordic (Northern European) white folks.

The racist Christian Identify Movement (which arose not from Mormonism but from Protestantism) also believe that they are the descendants of Israel; that Anglo-Saxons are the true descendants of the Ten Lost Tribes. This was also an early Mormon belief.

However, after these similarities, the differences arise. Mormons believe that the Jews are really “Jews”; the descendants of Judah. Christian Identity believes that the Jews of today are in fact a Turkish tribe of Cainites; the offspring of Eve’s ‘affair’ with Satan in the Garden of Eden. Mormons believe that the colored races are the descendants of Adam and Eve, and the children of our Heavenly Father in spirit. Christian Idenity teaches that the blacks and other colored races have no relation to Adam and Eve whatever, but are the “beasts of the field” that God gave Adam dominion over; to serve him. They do not believe non-white races have eternal souls to be saved. They refer to them as the “Mud Races”.

Mormonism teaches that all abortion is wrong; unless it is to save life. Christian Identity encourages abortion among non-white races. The list of differences goes on and on. The two are as different as Cain and Abel.

Christian Identity ministers are always anti-Mormons as well.

*Mormonism Vs. Gnosticism–Michael Vs. The Dragon

Official LDS Church doctrine has always been that abortion was wrong and a major sin, and  that all human beings, even the most outwardly  defective were the children of God, had equal or even superior souls (the Mormon theory that the more superior and intelligent the soul or pre-existent spirit the more obstacles and challenges  in life it must have– mentally or physically– in order to have an equal testing  with less intelligent or inferior souls–i.e. normal people) , and were to be succored (helped) by others and not harmed. Official doctrine declared that reincarnation and other Gnostic doctrines were “doctrines of the devil”; indeed Gnosticism was “Lucifer’s Plan” that was rejected in Heaven, and the ultimate cause of his loss of rank and exile to this planet.

In Gnosticism all men are saved; because they return to this earth over and over again until they have paid-off all of their bad karma. Not one soul is lost. In Gnosticism nobody “goes to Hell” because there is none. And there is no personal Devil; just a Universal Force in the universe  that has both light and dark sides.

*The Godbeites: A Secret Combination in the Church

When Theosophy founder Helena P. Blavatsky traveled through Salt Lake City in the mid 1850s, on her way from New York to San Francisco, she held several séances, and made a few converts to Spiritualism (another name for Gnosticism) from a few wealthy Mormon merchants. One of these men was named William Godbe; a convert to the Church from England. William Godbe and a small but influential group of Mormons began to meet in a room over his store in Salt Lake City; to hold more séances. During these séances the ‘spirits’ would speak through a medium (or chaneler), and the messages were all the same. The spirits told those gathered that Brigham Young had led the Church astray, and that reincarnation was true, and that Jesus did not die for the sins of men, but only to pay for His bad  karma (evil actions) in past lives. These spirits that spoke through the mediums declared that homosexuality was not a sin, but just another form of love. They taught that abortion was not a sin, but a good thing because the reincarnated soul needed to find a happier incarnation with a family who really wanted it.  They taught that there was no Hell, and no Devil.

Here are some excerpts from the teachings of some modern ‘spirit-guides’:

Theosophist President Gottfried de Purucker:

There is no Devil in the universe wrongly supposed to be the creator and arbiter of evil.” (Fountain-Source of Occultism, sec. 8, Part 2, p.12 online)

‘Lilly’, the spirit-guide of New Age writer Ruth Montgomery:

“The devil was not a person ever...” (A World Beyond, p.65)

New Age writer Curtis Yates:

There is no Devil. There is no evil to be feared.” (A Mystical Journal, p.1 online)

Yoruban (West African) shaman:

“There is One Supreme God. There is no Devil.” (What the Yoruba believe, p.1 online)

“I have seen no signs of a devil on this side of the veil.” (A World Beyond, p.64)

‘Seth’, the spirit-guide of medium Jan Roberts:

“There are no devils or demons....” (Seth Speaks, p.405)

‘Ramtha’, the spirit-guide of medium J.Z. Knight:

“No, there is no Hell and there is no devil.” (Voyage to the New World, p.252)

“The devil is not really evil...because he’s really God...who else would he be?” (Voyage to the New World, p.251)

New Age channeler (medium) Neale Donald Walsh says he channels “God”, who told him:

“You have created in your mythology the being you call ‘devil’. You have even imaged a God at war with this being.***Of course, a real devil does not exist....There is no devil.” (Conversations with God, pp.14.85,206)

In the Spiritualist book Whatever Is, Is Right a spirit answers a medium who asks questions about the existence of evil and the Devil:

Q. What is evil?

A. Evil is good.

Q. What is a lie?

A. A lie holds a lawful place in creation, it is a necessity.

Q. What are evil spirits?

A. There is no Devil.” (A Study of Spiritualism, p.3 online)

New Age channeler J.S. Loveland received the following from his ‘spirit-guide’:

“With God there is no crime; with man there is. Crime does not displease God, but it does man. God is in the darkest crime, as in the highest possible holiness. He is equally pleased in either case. Both harmonize equally with his attributes—they are only different sides of the same Deity.” (Spiritualism: A Subject of Prophecy and a Sign of the Times, p.98)

The early séances that were held in Salt Lake City in the mid 1850s said basically the same thing, but added that Brigham Young had led the Church astray, and that the purpose of Joseph Smith was to introduce Spiritualism.

The small group of Mormons who accepted these spirit-revelations became known as the Godbeites (the followers of Godbe). They tried to reform the Church; make it a New Age/Gnostic organization. They converted one Mormon Apostle: Amasa Lyman. Brigham Young excommunicated them for teaching false doctrines. They then tried to form a rival Mormon Church, called the Church of Zion. That failed. They then decided to form a secret combination within the Church; to act, from one generation to another, from the inside; to change the Church from within. The Book of Mormon warns that secret combinations are of the Devil. Mormons believe that Lucifer is in fact Satan, the Devil.

Mormon Apostle George Q. Cannon wrote on the 8th of October 1869 about the Godbeite Movement:

“Men and women began to receive revelations, not from the Lord Jesus but from spirits, and great wonders began to be shown...what a cunning plan this is of the devil to deceive people and prevent men and women from obeying the teachings of Jesus.” (Juvenile Instructor, 8 Oct. 1869, p.164)

On the 19th of December 1869 Apostle Orson Pratt told Mormons in General Conference that he interviewed the leaders of the “Reform Movement” (Godbe and Harrison) just before they were excommunicated, and that they told him that Jesus and Joseph Smith communicated to them in séances and gave them instructions and messages. Orson Pratt told the that he replied~

“I do not believe one of them has been to you, it is the devil, just the same as he has manifested himself in the world.” (Journal of Discourses 13:73)

The Godbeites started their own publication called the Mormon Tribune in 1870. This venture soon failed, and the paper was sold to Gentiles in Salt Lake City; who renamed the newspaper The Salt Lake Tribune, which soon became the “avowedly anti-Mormon rival to the church-owned Deseret News.” (Mormons and Gentiles, p.73).

Besides Helena P. Blavatsky, another popular modern Gnostic was Rudolf Steiner; founder of Anthroposophy. He wrote:

“We look up to Phosphoros, the Light-bearer; and indeed we revere this Light-bearer as the being through which alone we learn to understand the whole of the deep, inner meaning of the Christ;....Lucifer will guide us to the safety of a luminous spiritual life...which may be called the birth of the Eternal out of the Temporal.” (The East in the Light of the West, pp.6-7)

A few claims that the  Anthroposophical  Society  of  Salt Lake City was for many years a  meetingplace for Godbeites; where they could speak freely  without fear of being exposed.

Most Mormon scholars believe that the Godbeites went out of existence in the late 19th century. Some however believe that the Godbeites continued, as a secret combination within the Church, until today.

*The Hofmann Forgeries And Bombings

In the early 1980s a man named Mark Hofmann, a Member of the Church since birth and a returned missionary, began to discover old Mormon documents. At first his discoveries confirmed the story of Joseph Smith. But later he discovered more old Mormons documents, and more and more. These new discoveries made Joseph Smith appear as an occultist, as a Gnostic; one who used Spiritualism and such means to communicate with the Spirit-World; something forbidden in the Bible and forbidden to Mormons. The Church bought some of these documents, and gave some of them to Church scholars to study. They appointed a Mormon bishop, Steve Christensen, to discover if the documents were real or if they were forgeries.

On October 15th, 1985, two pipe-bombs went off in Salt Lake City a Mormon bishop, and the second killed the wife of a bishop. Bishop Christensen had been working to authenticate the documents that Mark Hofmann had sold to the Church. Author Richard Lindsey wrote a book about these events called A Gathering of Saints. Lindsey writes of Bishop Christensen’s murder. LDS bishops are volunteer ministers. They all have regular outside jobs. As Steve Christensen was going to work on morning he noticed a large package addressed to him leaning against his door. He picked it up and it exploded in his face. Lindsey writes:

“His face was covered with blood and black soot, as if he had been made up for a hideous role in blackface. There was a huge, bloody hole in his chest. Half of one of his shoes was lying upside down on the carpet.***His necktie, still neatly tired, was lying on the floor beside him. His right eye was a dark hole.” (A Gathering of Saints, p.4)

Later that same day another pipe bomb exploded; this time in a suburb of Salt Lake City. This time the victim was Kathy Sheets; the wife of Bishop Sheets. Christensen and Sheets had once been partners in an investment firm that had gone under. Mrs. Sheets came home and noticed a large package lying in her driveway. She picked it up, put it under her arm, and it exploded. Lindsey writes:

“When a friend arrived at her home for a visit an hour later, Kathy Sheets was lying on her back, her green eyes glazed and half-opened, staring blankly into the sun.

The blast had torn open her stomach and chest, disemboweling her, removed parts of several fingers and severed her left arm at the elbow, leaving her forearm connected to the rest of her body by only two scorched strands of cartilage.” (Gathering, p.7)

The next day Mark Hofmann himself was blown-up by a pipe bomb in his car. He was seriously injured, but survived.

Hofmann later called Time magazine, and told them that “fanatical Mormons” had done the bombings; hoping to prevent him from discovering more damaging truths about Mormon Church origins.  Time accepted this as true, and printed the story; citing an unnamed informant.

Ed Decker, director of Saints Alive (the main anti-Mormon organization in the world) told a television station in Seattle, Washington State, that the bombings occurred because  “the letter was embarrassing to the Mormon Church, and that’s why the bombings happened.” (KOMO Channel 4, Oct. 17, 1985 cited in Victims: The LDS Church and the Mark Hofmann Case, p.185). In other words, the LDS Church itself had ordered the murders because Hofmann was ‘discovering’ the true occultic origins of Mormonism. According to Decker, the Church didn’t want these truths to come out; so they had to permanently silence Hofmann and anyone else who knew of these ‘truths’.

A flurry of magazine and newspaper articles came out; all which pointed the finger either at the Church leaders, or at some fanatic Members who were upset that Hofmann’s discoveries made Joseph Smith look bad. The old documents and letters that Hofmann and his associates had been discovering over the past five years didn’t really make Joseph Smith look like a fraud. Rather, they made him look like an occultist; someone heavily involved in black magic. They made him look like a Gnostic.

After 18 months of intensive police and ATF (The federal bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms–who study all bombings) investigations, it was proved that Mark Hofmann himself had forged all the documents, made the bombs, and killed two faithful Mormons in an effort to hide his forgeries. The AFT agents investigating Hofmann’s car knew he was the bomber on the first day; because the evidence of the explosion that destroyed his car and almost killed him didn’t fit with the story he had given them; that he came back to his car, found the package on his front passenger seat, and picked it up. The evidence showed that the bomb was being moved from the back seat to the front when it exploded.

Advanced forensic analysis of the documents proved that they were ingenious forgeries.  On January 22ed, 1987, after being confronted with the mountain of evidence against him at the preliminary hearing, Mark Hofmann confessed to the forgeries and the murders, and was given life in prison. Hofmann had killed Bishop Christensen in order to prevent him from being exposed. He had killed Kathy Sheets in an effort to get police from suspecting him, and to suspect disgruntled investors who lost money in the investment firm that Christensen and Sheet’s husband had run. Hofmann was on his way to kill a third person when he dropped his bomb.

Investigators found that before his discoveries and before the bombings Hofmann had at least 80 meetings with an anti-Mormon researcher in Salt Lake City; one who had written books stating that Joseph Smith had been heavily involved in the occult. Yet, the researcher didn’t have any hard evidence to back-up his claims. The forgeries were that hard evidence. He was not arrested; because there was no proof that he was involved in the forgeries of the documents nor the murders.

Investigators discovered that Hofmann was a member of the Mormon Underground; a lose knit fraternity of Mormon Feminists, homosexuals, New Agers, Humanists, and students of Mormon history that exchanged information and ideas; living lives as faithful Mormons on the outside, but many of them being closet doubters. Some of them were merely Orthodox Mormons who were history buffs or intellectuals looking for intellectual stimulation. Others were secular Humanists, Feminists, closeted homosexuals or bisexuals, or even New Agers and Gnostics looking to change the Church from within.  Their plan was to turn the Church into a haven for Feminist ideas, for open and practicing homosexuals and bisexuals, and to introduce what they believed to be the true secret doctrines of Mormonism; many of which are from Gnosticism. Still others just wanted to the Church to be more tolerant of such peoples and ideas.

The forgeries that Mark Hofmann created pointed a picture of Joseph Smith which corresponded exactly to that of the Godbeites. Of course, it was a false picture; one that was very useful to both anti-Mormons and to those who wanted to change the Church from within. Hofmann had attempted to rewrite Joseph Smith as a Gnostic; in the hopes that this would help change the Church from within. He forgeries also gained him hundreds of thousands, if not several millions, of dollars by  selling his documents to rich Mormon collectors, Mormon investing groups, and to the Church itself.

The anti-Mormons found the forgeries very useful as well, because anything occultic was thus also anti-Christian; thus proving their contention that Mormonism was founded in the occult, and thus was a cult.  Since Hofmann’s ‘discoveries’ connected Joseph Smith to the occult, anti-Mormons were ecstatic with them. With each new damaging ‘discovery’, Evangelical Christians at anti-Mormon meetings would lift up their arms and shout “Praise the Lord!” and literally dance in the aisles. They believed that Joseph Smith was a fraud, a charlatan, a false prophet, or in league with the Devil, and now they had the proof!

Hofmann murdered in an attempt to cover-up his crimes of forgery and theft-by-deception. Many believe that Bishop Steve Christensen was about to expose him. He died as a martyr. Hofmann killed Kathy Sheets, the wife of another bishop, merely as a decoy to throw off investigators from suspecting him. He was on his way to murder a third innocent Mormon with a pipe bomb, but he dropped it and it exploded in his face.

While recovering from his wounds Hofmann, as well as Ed Decker and other anti-Mormons, tried to place the blame for the murders on “fanatical Mormons” or even the Church itself. This effort lasted until Hofmann’s confession; given by him in order to avoid the death penalty.

This is what The Book of Mormon says about God’s wrath upon the secret combinations:

"30 For behold, they murdered all the prophets of the Lord that came among them to declare unto them their iniquities; and the blood of those whom they murdered did cry unto the Lord their God for vengeance upon those who were their murderers; and thus the judgments of God did come upon these workers of darkness and secret combinations.” (Alma 37:30)

*The All Is Well In Zion Mentality

At least two Mormon independent researchers were aware of Hofmann’s activities, and his connections to the Mormon Underground and the anti-Mormon researcher in question; as well as the link between the Underground and the Godbeites. When one of them (this author) confronted LDS Church Security and his local Priesthood-officers in early 1983 about Hofmann and about these other connections he was told that “such things don’t happen in real life” and that “conspiracy-theories are only for conspiracy nuts!” He was told that he was delusional, and should “seek professional help”.  He was laughed at.  He was repeatedly assured that Hofmann was “a faithful Member of the Church” and “doing it a great service”, and that “all is well”.  He went to his bishop about Hofmann, and his bishop asked, “Is not the Church led by living prophets?” He replied it was. His bishop responded, “Then how could anything ever be wrong?” He asked, “Bishop, are you saying ‘All is well in Zion?’” His bishop replied, “Of course! We’re led by living prophets! How could anything ever go wrong?”

The Book of Mormon says:

“19 For the kingdom of the devil must shake, and they which belong to it must needs be stirred up unto repentance, or the devil will grasp them with his everlasting chains, and they be stirred up to anger, and perish;

20 For behold, at that day shall he rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good.

21 And others he will pacify, and lull them into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

22 And behold, others he flattereth away, and telleth them there is no hell; and he saith unto them: I am no devil, for there is none—and thus he whispereth in their ears, until he grasps them with his awful chains, from whence there is no deliverance.” (2 Nephi 28:19-22)

The Book of Mormon says it is Satan himself who lulls the Saints into believing ‘All is Well in Zion’, and that once he has lulled them into this false sense of security, this is when his devious plans–carried out by his loyal followers–can go ahead unimpeded.  Had not Hofmann dropped his own bomb, his efforts would have possibly succeeded; with generations of young Mormons believing that Joseph Smith was in fact an occultist (Gnostic).

*Mormon vs. White-Supremacist Teachings

Official LDS doctrine, that black folks are the literally sons and daughters of God, but also the descendants of Cain and Ham, who were banned from the Priesthood (until 1978)  but “blessed with wisdom” (Abr. 1:26) is as far from white-supremacist teachings as the Sun is from Pluto. The White-Supremacist teachings state that non-whites have no souls, but in Mormon teachings black people (as well as other colored peoples) are just as much the spirit-sons and spirit-daughters of God as are white people.

*Hamites/Cainites Not Inferior In Mormonism

Mormon scriptures teach that Cainites/Hamites were   “blessed with wisdom”. A people who invented civilization cannot be said to be ‘inferior’; at least not in intelligence! It has always taught that black folks may gain the highest glory in the Celestial Kingdom; along with people of all other races; because while one may not have the Priesthood in this life, those who were faithful to the LORD would receive it at the Day of Judgment, and become exalted beings (Immortals).

*Anti-Semitism & Racism

One thing that white supremacists and black-supremacists have in common is a seething hatred of the Jews. But Mormons are commanded to love the Jews. It says in The Book of Mormon:

“Yea, and ye need no longer hiss, nor spurn, nor make game of the Jews, nor any of the remnant of the house of Israel; for behold, the Lord remembereth his covenant unto them, and he will do unto them according to what he hath sworn.” (3 Nephi 29:8)

Mormon apostle Charles W. Penrose wrote in 1903:

“There is some talk about a general exodus of Jews from Russia.... There is plenty of room here for good immigrants. The Jews will sometime reoccupy the land of their fathers, but in the meantime, America is a pretty good Zion for the oppressed of all nations.” (Deseret News, 24 November, 1903)

In 1925, at the height of anti-Semitism in the United States, Rabbi E.M.Burstein of the Orthodox Congregations MonteFiore in Salt Lake City said to a group of Mormons:

“Here in your Zion, wherein we are granted the security and freedom that we expect to gain in our Zion, we need not fear bigotry, intolerance, or race prejudice.” (Salt Lake Tribune, April 8, 1925)

*Ancient Jewish Writings On Cain, Ham, And Blacks

The doctrine that black Africans are the descendants of Cain and Ham can be found in the Talmud and the Midrash; two ancient Jewish writings. The Midrash says that because Cain offered an unrighteous offering, and killed Abel, he became black-skinned (Midrash Rabbah Genesis 22:6). It also says that “the descendants of Ham are cursed by being Black.” (Midrash Bereshith Rabbah 1:293).

In the days of Jesus, the Mishnah (the oldest part of the Talmud) was in existence. Jesus would have learned the Mishnah (Oral Law) along with the Torah (Written Law). There are many references by Jesus and the Apostles to various laws in the Mishnah. There are several references in theTalmud  to black folks:

“From him [Ham] descended Cush (the negro) who is black-skinned.” (Sanhedrin 108b)

Noah said to Ham, “Your grandchildren’s hair shall be twisted into kinks,...their lips shall swell,...they shall go naked, and their male members shall be shamefully elongated. Men of this race are called Negroes.” (Tanhuma Noah 13f.)

These stories from the Talmud and Midrash are stories that the Jews handed down from one generation to the next over thousands of years. The Jews did not pass down “rumors” as we do, but were very faithful in keeping pure their written and oral traditions. Orthodox Jews write the entire Torah (first five books of the Old Testament) by hand, and if even one letter or dot is wrong, the entire Torah must be burned. They are extremely faithful at accurately recording and handing down their traditions as well.


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