Book of Mormonisms

Did they really say THAT?

LDS historians claim Brigham Young fueled hysteria,

Posted by coventryrm on Friday, August 1, 2008


BUT didn’t order the attack on Mountain Meadows


2 days after the massacre Brigham Young makes the following statement

 “I want the people in the west and in the east to understand that it will not be safe for them to cross the Plains”
-Brigham Young; JoD 5: 231; 9-13-1857

All three authors of this book are employed by the LDS church, one has to wonder how unbiased their research actually could be, why won’t the church turn over all the information and research to a non LDS historian?  Don’t we also know that the Church at the time went to great lengths to cover up and destroy any evidence of church involvement.  What does lack of direct evidence of BY actually ordering the hit prove? 

 A danite has been quoted as saying the following in regards to BY

He professed great ignorance; but I knew no such raids dared be made without his orders.”

– Bill Hickman; Mormon Danite; 1870


7 Responses to “LDS historians claim Brigham Young fueled hysteria,”

  1. SkiUtah said

    if the LDS church had wanted the MMM book to have any credibility, they should have picked 3 neutral non-mormon historians to write the book and provide them the same access to information that they gave these other guys…

  2. measure76 said

    Don’t you understand that the church has to hide the truth in order to seem credible to it’s members???

    Why can’t you understand that the church ahs to basically lie to it’s own members? You do want them to keep paying tithing, right?

  3. coventryrm said

    I’d rather they pay it to me and I would be happy with just 1% of all their income, and I could promise them eternal salvation as well, much better deal if you ask me……. 😉

  4. John LEE said

    I think the Church has made it public that it was a sad and heinious affair that BY and the Church was involved in. I think that all organizations do not like egg put in their faces from the past or present members. Maybe non-Mormons would not be non-biased either, because history is always biased. Even if BY ordered it or not, it is still a shameful event that the Church apologized for. At least they apologized for it.
    As for tithing, it was an inspired law to support Church buildings and operations. It doesn’t go to the leaders.

  5. coventryrm said


    Please link the apologie, lets see if they really own up to it “Officially”

  6. skiutah said

    “That which we have done here must never be construed as an acknowledgment of the part of the church of any complicity in the occurrences of that fateful day.” Gordon B. Hinckely at the 1999 dedication of the MMM monument.

    From the offical LDS News:

    That article says Brigham Young had nothing to do with the massacre.

  7. coventryrm said

    Apology? Hmmmmmmmmmm

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