He's a Mormon, and Mormons are taught that Negroes were cursed by God with black skin to mark them as subhuman and doomed to damnation.

I don't give a rat's ass what the Mormon Church is doing to backpedal on that today, I don't give a rat's ass that Gladys Knight left The Pips to join the Mormon Church and I don't care if they suddenly decided to rewrite all that baloney in their fairy tale scripture books, because if you walk up to an old Mormon and you're black, their teaching tells them you are the Cursed Son of Ham, period, end of story.

Cliven Bundy was taught from childhood that black folks are cursed by God, and that's the way it was, that's the way it is.
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