President Nelson deeply saddened by the death of George Floyd and pleads for peace

President and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has spoken on ongoing unrest around the world after the death of George Floyd.

The sad event which led to the death of George Floyd has caused many to take to the street to protest. In the process of that, many have also used it to cause harm and damage to properties.

President Nelson has used both his Facebook page and his Twitter account to deliver a message of sadness, peace, respect for one another, and a reminder that we are all children of our Heavenly Father.

Below is his post on Facebook;

We join with many throughout this nation and around the world who are deeply saddened at recent evidences of racism and a blatant disregard for human life. We abhor the reality that some would deny others respect and the most basic of freedoms because of the color of his or her skin.
We are also saddened when these assaults on human dignity lead to escalating violence and unrest.

The Creator of us all calls on each of us to abandon attitudes of prejudice against any group of God’s children. Any of us who has prejudice toward another race needs to repent!

During the Savior’s earthly mission, He constantly ministered to those who were excluded, marginalized, judged, overlooked, abused, and discounted. As His followers, can we do anything less? The answer is no! We believe in freedom, kindness, and fairness for all of God’s children!

Let us be clear. We are brothers and sisters, each of us the child of a loving Father in Heaven. His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, invites all to come unto Him—“black and white, bond and free, male and female,” (2 Nephi 26:33). It behooves each of us to do whatever we can in our spheres of influence to preserve the dignity and respect every son and daughter of God deserves.

Any nation can only be as great as its people. That requires citizens to cultivate a moral compass that helps them distinguish between right and wrong.

Illegal acts such as looting, defacing, or destroying public or private property cannot be tolerated. Never has one wrong been corrected by a second wrong. Evil has never been resolved by more evil.

Also read: President Nelson, President Eyring, and Elder Uchtdorf send a message on the Prince of Peace and prayers

We need to foster our faith in the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man.

We need to foster a fundamental respect for the human dignity of every human soul, regardless of their color, creed, or cause.

And we need to work tirelessly to build bridges of understanding rather than creating walls of segregation.

I plead with us to work together for peace, for mutual respect, and for an outpouring of love for all of God’s children.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. Dear President Nelson,
    Please help me understand what you mean and see as the “… recent evidences of racism…” as perhaps I may have missed those “… recent evidences of racism…”
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you President, I agree, if people realised were Heavenly Fathers Sons & Daughters, I feel this would happen a lot less.

  3. President Nelson ,President Iring and. President Uchtdorf so thankful for your message the whole World needs to see this we love you and pray for.you and your Families in these hard times but all your messages are excellent. So I’m sharing this..sincerely Sis Ronald.

  4. In America this violence based on racism has been going on for hundreds of years causing much pain, hopelessness and anger. I will be glad when the church organization will move completely away from teaching marry within your own ethnicity. Grateful the White and Delightsome language was changed in the Book of Mormon.

  5. yes thank you President Nelson for letting us know how you feel about this , it is greatly appreciated I was moved by your statements here. we love you and sustain you and want to support you all the way.
    Love from Paul and Gloria Sumner

  6. I am a member of this church and I am black, and for 20 years i was never uncomfortable everyone reaching out to me as if i was one of them people from other religions asking me if i was part of the church. I have never felt any other way but as one of them, the sisters are my best friends, and brothers showed me respect. There was always a welcome feeling to date.

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