Do you believe in Generational Curses?

You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.(Exodus 20:5-6;  Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9)

Why does God curse future generations?

Even in the D&C 124:50

And the iniquity and transgression of my holy laws and commandments I will visit upon the heads of those who hindered my work, unto the third and fourth generation, so long as they repent not, and hate me, saith the Lord God.

For a long time, many believed Noah cursed Ham (Genesis 9:25)

And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.

But the church has recently disavowed this curse.

Much has been said about the new policy affecting children of gay parents.  How about some poll questions?

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How do you explain these curses?