Excerpt from the ‘The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson’, January 2, 1902: 1

“Apostle Clawson desired an expression of the brethren in regard to a case that had come to his attention. A young man — a member of the church — had sought the hand of one of the daughters of Zion in marriage. She desired to be sealed in the temple. It was ascertained, however, that his mother was tainted with negro blood — she being one-fourth negro — while his father was the son of a prominent family in Israel. Would that be a bar to his entrance to the house of the Lord? It was decided that he could not have the blessings of the house of God.“



1 A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, p375 – https://archive.org/details/AMinistryOfMeetingsRudgerClawson