White Delightsome On The Straight Narrow The Intersection Of Mormon Heteronormativity Race Respectability And Grace

While most white Mormons today would never think to tell a black Mormon that he or she will become “white and delightsome” in the next life if righteous enough, how many would tell their LGBT brother and sisters they can become heterosexual and/or gender-conforming in the next life? Spriggs, a fringe black Mormon, shares how he came to appreciate “white and delightsome” theology as a compassionate, grace-full (though misguided) response to the social reality of race in America. He argues that its loss is a backward step for Mormon racial understandings.

George Andrew Spriggs