President James E. Faust (1920–2007) of the First Presidency challenged us to set aside prejudice and to labor as brothers and sisters in the kingdom:
“I hope we can all overcome any differences of culture, race, and language. …
“… In my experience, no race or class seems superior to any other in spirituality and faithfulness. …
“Spiritual peace is not to be found in race or culture or nationality but rather through our commitment to God and to the covenants and ordinances of the gospel” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1995, 80–81, 83; or Ensign, May 1995, 61, 63).
Elder M. Russell Ballard explained that the gospel blessings are for every one of God’s children:
“Our Father in Heaven loves all of His children equally, perfectly, and infinitely. His love is no different for His daughters than for His sons. Our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, also loves men and women equally. His Atonement and His gospel are for all of God’s children. During His earthly ministry Jesus served men and women alike: He healed both men and women and He taught both men and women.
“… For example, faith, repentance, baptism, and the gift of the Holy Ghost are requirements for all of God’s children, regardless of gender. The same is true of temple covenants and blessings. Our Father’s work and glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of His children (see Moses 1:39). … His greatest gift, the gift of eternal life, is available to all” (“Equality through Diversity,” Ensign, Nov. 1993, 89).