And according to Mormonism, dark skin was a curse:<quoted text>
One more thing you need to consider as even so many others don't consider when speaking of this "curse".
Opinions of the curse and mark of Cain are one thing. But what the Bible and Mormon scriptures say is something else. The mark of Cain as spoken of in the Bible and in the PoGP was never called a curse itself. The dark skin colour of the lamanites wasn't called a curse either. Mormon doctrine actually teaches the mark of Cain and the mark of the Lamanites was for a sign/warning to others.
It was a curse to Cain that God had made him a vagabond to wander the earth and for the earth to not be a resource for Cain to get crops from as it once gave him. The earth was cursed for Cain. Not having the priesthood was a curse.
From the web...according to the scriptures and not opinions...
Book of Mormon
"... wherefore, as they were white and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people the Lord God did cause a skin of blackness to come upon them (2 Nephi 5:21)."
Book of Moses (Pearl of Great Price)
"... there was a blackness came upon all the children of Canaan, that they were despised among all people ...(Moses 7:8)."
"And ... they were a mixture of all the seed of Adam save it was the seed of Cain, for the seed of Cain were black, and had not place among them (Moses 7:22)."
Book of Abraham (Pearl of Great Price)
"... from Ham, sprang that race which preserved the curse in the land (Abraham 1:24)."
"Now the first government of Egypt was established by Pharaoh, the eldest son of Egyptus, the daughter of Ham,... Noah, his father, who blessed him with the blessings of the earth,... but cursed him as pertaining to the Priesthood.
"Now, Pharaoh being of the lineage by which he could not have the right of Priesthood,...(Abraham 1:26-27)."
The Way to Perfection
Chapter 15 "The Seed of Cain."
"Not only was Cain called upon to suffer, but because of his wickedness he became the father of an inferior race" (p. 101).
"Millions of souls have come into this world CURSED WITH BLACK SKIN and have been denied the privilege of Priesthood and the fulness of the blessings of the Gospel. These are the descendants
of Cain" (p. 101).
"And after the flood we are told that the curse that had been pronounced upon Cain was continued through Ham's wife, as he had married a wife of that seed. And why did it pass through the flood? Because it was necessary that the devil should have a representation upon the earth as well as God" (John Tyler, Journal of Discourses 22:304).
"The prophets of the Lord have made several statements as to the operation of the principle. President Brigham Young said,'Why are so many of the inhabitants of the earth CURSED WITH A SKIN OF BLACKNESS? It comes in consequence of their father's rejecting the power of the Holy Priesthood, and the law of God. They will go down to death. And when all the rest of the children have received their blessings in the Holy Priesthood, then that curse will be removed from the seed of Cain, and they will then come up and possess the Priesthood, and receive all the blessings which we are now entitled to.'"(First Presidency Statement, given on August 17, 1951)
And [God] had caused the cursing to come upon them, yea, even a sore cursing, because of their iniquity. For behold, they had hardened their hearts against him, that they had become like unto a flint; wherefore, as they were white, and exceedingly fair and delightsome, that they might not be enticing unto my people, the Lord God did CAUSE A SKIN OF BLACKNESS to come upon them. And thus saith the Lord God; I will cause that they shall be loathsome unto thy people, save they shall repent of their iniquities." (2 Nephi 5:21)
Why do you keep playing word games? It won't change the truth.