First Presidency Statement
Here is the First Presidency statement issued in response
to the Los Angeles Times article:
"We have read the story which appeared in the May 18,
1998, Los Angeles Times, and are surprised at its contents. The
matter it speaks of has not been discussed by the First Presidency and
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
Since the 1978 revelation granting the priesthood to all
worthy males, millions of people of all races have embraced the restored
gospel of Jesus Christ and are enjoying full blessings of membership in
the Church. The 1978 official declaration continues to speak for itself."
(Fax on file, from Don LeFevre, Public Affairs Department,
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).