45 years ago today - Jul 28, 1974

The New York Times reports a lawsuit by the NAACP against the LDS church. Since the church's Boy Scout program gives troop and post leadership only to the boy-leaders in the LDS Aaronic Priesthood, this discriminates against African-American Boy Scouts, who are denied priesthood ordination by LDS policy. LDS Scout policy changes within months, and the lingering discrimination question becomes moot in four years.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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