Talk:Word of Wisdom
Regarding the following:
In 1851 President Brigham Young (second president of the Mormon Church) proposed to the general conference of the Church that all members formally covenant to keep the Word of Wisdom. His proposal was unanimously sustained by the membership of the Church and since that day the revelation has been a binding commandment on all Church members.
I think it would be more accurate to say that it became binding during the presidency of Heber J. Grant. See "Did the Word of Wisdom Become a Commandment in 1851?" and "The Word of Wisdom: From Principle to Requirement" in Dialogue 14.3, 1981. Also Paul H. Peterson's thesis on the subject at BYU.
Using "black tea" as a part of the Word of Wisdom should either be referenced to a general authority or the "black" should be taken out. I am unable to find where "hot drinks" is defined as "black tea and coffee", the only official definition I know if is what is quoted in the Church Handbook of Instructions, Book 1 pg 185 "tea and coffee".