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Tabernacles of ClaySexuality and Gender in Modern Mormonism$
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Taylor G. Petrey

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469656229

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656229.001.0001

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Pure Marriage

Pure Marriage

(p.19) Chapter One Pure Marriage
Tabernacles of Clay

Taylor G. Petrey

University of North Carolina Press

From the 1950s to the 1970s, Mormons preached against interracial marriages and in favor of patriarchal marriages. This chapter explores the interrelationships between race, gender, and sexuality in Mormon thought in this period. As part of a broader conservative investment in values of home and family, Latter-day Saints embraced these teachings as core doctrines to stabilize racial and gender differences in the face of erosion of difference. These teachings underwent changes after a 1978 revelation ended priesthood and temple restrictions for Black LDS members.

Keywords:   Interracial Marriage, Racial Purity, Patriarchal Marriage, Gender Purity, Civil Rights, Native Americans, Priesthood, Black LDS

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