Summarized by Eric Bunker
Revelation opens door to priesthood for Gahannaman
Columbus OH Dispatch 3Sep99 L5
By Felix Hoover: Dispatch Staff Reporter
COLUMBUS, OHIO -- This article discusses from a non-member point of view, how
the 1978 relation on extending the priesthood to all worthy men has affected
the life of Ernest Evans family of Gahanna, Ohio, including Bro. Evansí
ordination in 1983, which would not have been possible five years earlier
because of his race.
Sis. Evans, formerly a Roman Catholic, was approached by the missionaries in
1981 and experienced no discrimination with them or other church members.
She also had asked her husband to consider becoming a Mormon with her but he
"All I knew about the Mormons was Donny and Marie Osmond, the Mormon
Tabernacle Choir and they hate blacks,'' he said. And "I thought I might be
betraying my family, but found just the opposite; I got into genealogy", the
former Baptist remarked.
The article also notes that a very distinguishing mark between our church
and mainline Christian faiths is the belief in necessity of current
revelation, with the revelation on the priesthood being a significant