Hanna talks with Tarik D. LaCour about his experience as a Black man in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, coming to terms with the priesthood ban and how he has faith in our Latter-day prophets. The official position from the Church is that we don’t know why there was a priesthood ban. This is something that many members struggle with and try to resolve. Here is one faithful member’s perspective on how he views the priesthood ban. This is an individual perspective and does not represent the views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or FairMormon.
Tarik D. LaCour is a Ph.D student in philosophy and MA student in neuroscience at Texas A&M. Primary research interests are in philosophy of neuroscience, philosophy of mind, moral psychology and epistemology. He is a traditional Latter-day Saint and author of the blog Mad Dog Naturalist. He has interest in developing rigorous apologetic arguments rooted in an empirical philosophical approach and plans on continuing his contributions to Latter-day Saint apologetics.
Hanna Seariac is a MA student in Greek and Latin at Brigham Young University. She is currently writing a book on Latter-day Saint approach to theological stances as well as shorter pieces on prayers in scripture. She works as a research assistant on a biblical commentary and as a research assistant at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute. She values Jesus Christ, family, friends, hiking, baking, and good ice cream.