Because why would the TRY TO DO THAT CRAP?
Isn't it bad enough Mormon leaders and theology tries to link blacks to some curse and some notion about not being priests for most of human history? Oh yes blah blah 1977 who CARES.
But on top of the Baptist "curse of cain" crap, the Mormons then want to give slaves the "option" to be eternally linked to their rapists?
It's called ADULTRY. You don't marry someone as a Christian then have a concubine and then "marry" them in the afterlife. Because no slave can say no without risking thier life, so that's rape.
It's ADULTRY and RAPE.
Latter-day Saint proxy work never replaces agency (the ability to choose). Any religious ordinance performed for and in behalf of the deceased is not in full effect unless that individual accepts the saving ordinances in the afterlife. Christians have a similar practice when they baptize infants and then assign god-parents to help the child be taught to accept and live by the teachings of the church. Some children accept and others reject.
I do however enjoy the general public acceptance of this belief of the Latter-day Saints as binding, effectual and real; when so many other aspects of Latter-day Saint beliefs are brushed aside. Seems odd that one gives so much credence to only a portion of Latter-day Saint beliefs. Otherwise, why the hubbub?