Baptists Split over Slavery The American Baptist Missionary Union, (now the American Baptist Convention) split over slavery and the Southern Baptist Convention is formed. , February 15, 1851, “The laws of the land recognize slavery, we do not wish to oppose the laws of the country.”…”Our counsel to all our ministers in the North and South is; to avoid contention upon the subject, and to oppose no institution which the laws of the country authorize; but to labor to bring men into the Church and Kingdom of God, and teach them to do right, and honor their God in His creatures.” Slavery Made Legal in Utah Several unique provisions are included which terminate the owners contract in the event that the master had sexual intercourse with a servant “of the African race,” neglected to feed, clothe, shelter, or otherwise abuse a servant, or attempt to take him from the territory against his will.
Some schooling is also required for slaves between the ages of six and twenty.
Joseph Smith Makes Statements about Blacks Blacks have souls (an item that others didn’t necessarily believe) and that they are a product of their environment.
Given an equal environment they would be on the same level as whites.
The Missourians react very negatively to the editorial and reprint part of it in the St. This spark leads to violence against the Mormons and is one of the factors leading to the Mormons eventual expulsion from the state.