Skip to main content

View Diary: A girl, or a Mormon Stereotype? (59 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  That's true of all religions (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    slatsg, Cedwyn

    The Catholic Church was once pro-Slavery:

    Pope Nicholas V issued the papal bull Dum Diversas on 18 June, 1452. It authorised Alfonso V of Portugal to reduce any “Saracens (Muslims) and pagans and any other unbelievers” to perpetual slavery. This facilitated the Portuguese slave trade from West Africa.
    It gradually moved towards anti-slavery sentiments when slavery was no longer convenient.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site