The Church always allowed blacks membership in the Church - just not holding of the Priesthood, which if you read the Bible close enough (particularly the O.T.) there is precedence for that. The Church changed the policy based on a revelation to the Prophet in 1978. There were alot of members of the church who were black before 1978. But, what was Mitt going to do to change it? Storm the Church office bldg and demand it? If anyone attended a racist church it appears to be Obama sitting in Rev. Wrights pews.