OD 2 itself speaks of the long promised day. Who else in LDS theology could make such a promise other than God through his prophets? LDS doctrine (D&C Institute Manual OD 2) also has the ban from the time of Adam.
Correct. Other doctrinal statements also confirm it is doctrine. BTW The OD2 and other statements talk about race, regardless of your dishonest attempt otherwise.
Do any LDS honestly believe God would allow the prophets to be mistaken for that long?
Further evidence God is not running the LDS church.
LDS doctrine remains that the priesthood ban, which has been around since the time of Adam until some 30 years ago, is Divinely Appointed. There is no way to escape it until the Church modifies it's current publications and actually specifies what it and is not speculation in it's doctrine Newsroom statements.
Making the We don't know dishonest. BTW the church has never stated the newsroom is to be considered doctrine.
Here is an interesting linkhttp://www.staylds.com/docs/WhatIsOfficialMormonDoctrine.html
Official needs to be dropped since if something is not official doctrine it is not doctrine of the LDS church.
This statement seems to cover what most members agree on, though the church has never come out with any declaration or proclamation regarding what is doctrine. It would help some members like yourself understand how it works if they did.
This doctrine resides in the four “standard works” of scripture (the Holy Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price), official declarations and proclamations, and the Articles of Faith.