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“[I]t is expedient in me that you ordain priests unto me, of every race who receive the teachings of my law, and become heirs according to the promise… Be not hasty in ordaining men of the Negro race to offices in my church, for verily I say unto you, All are not acceptable unto me as servants…”

Joseph Smith III/son of Joseph Smith, Jr. and RLDS Prophet, revelation to the RLDS Church; Doctrine and Covenants 116 (Independence, Missouri: Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 4 May 1865), 1c, 4a-4b.