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After months defined by racial tensions, peaceful protests and lawless riots in the United States and in other nations of the earth, President Russell M. Nelson declared that all people are equal in God’s eyes.  

“Today, I call upon our members everywhere to lead out in abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice,” said the leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Sunday morning. “I plead with you to promote respect for all of God’s children.”

Speaking during the 190th Semiannual General Conference, President Nelson asked 16.5 million Latter-day Saints worldwide to “listen carefully to what I am about to say.”

“God does not love one race more than another,” he emphasized. “His doctrine on this matter is clear. He invites all to come unto Him, ‘black and white, bond and free, male and female’ (2 Nephi 26:33).

“I assure you that your standing before God is not determined by the color of your skin.

“Favor or disfavor with God is dependent upon your devotion to God and His commandments, and not the color of your skin.”

The question for all of God’s children, regardless of race, is the same, he said.

“Are you willing to let God prevail in your life? Are you willing to let God be the most important influence in your life? Will you allow His words, His commandments, and His covenants to influence what you do each day? Will you allow His voice to take priority over any other? Are you willing to let whatever He needs you to do take precedence over every other ambition? Are you willing to have your will swallowed up in His?”

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