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To: NorthernCrunchyCon
The cross is suppose to commemorate the Christian victims, not the Mormon murderers.

I'm sorry, but I was made to understand that the victims were Mormons that Brigham Young had problems with. I don't remember anywhere reading that they were Christians. If that's the case, then they definitely should have a cross erected somewhere.

10 posted on 04/25/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: laweeks

Most of the Mountain Meadow victims were baptized Christian (not Mormon) at the time of the massacre. It was only over a century after the massacre that these victims were “proxy baptized” in the Mormon sect by descendants of the original perpetrators. This act was protested by descendants of the Christian victims, as you can read here:
http://1857massacre.com/MMM/lds_proxy_baptism_of_massacre_victims.htm


11 posted on 04/25/2012 6:16:53 PM PDT by NorthernCrunchyCon (Palin/Nugent '12)
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To: laweeks

***I’m sorry, but I was made to understand that the victims were Mormons that Brigham Young had problems with.***

Those would be Morrisites. Google Morrisite Massacre.


13 posted on 04/25/2012 6:46:06 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: laweeks

Please read up on the Mountain Meadow Massacre. You’ve got it all wrong.


15 posted on 04/25/2012 7:12:58 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: laweeks

They were Christians — but I only know that by a friend who is a descendant of one of the few survivors, and who has attended a couple commemorative events there. She has NO love for mormonism.


16 posted on 04/25/2012 7:19:48 PM PDT by Moonmad27 ("I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way." Jessica Rabbit)
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