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  • Brigham Young biography portrays a great leader and an unpleasant man [Book on Lds Deseret shelf]

    12/04/2012 3:35:55 PM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Oct. 6, 2012 | Doug Gibson
    Closing the book after reading, "Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet," the new biography by George Mason University religious studies professor John G. Turner, published by Belknap Press of Harvard University, causes some swirling emotions for this Latter-day Saint reader. From reading Turner’s fantastic — and it is by far the best that has been written of Young’s life — biography, it’s easy for a faithful Mormon to agree that God called Young to the task of moving 20,000-plus Mormons across the plains to Utah territory and over a generation-plus, to set up hundreds of Mormon settlements. No man in U.S. history...
  • Why Race Is Still a Problem for Mormons

    08/19/2012 9:25:25 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 214 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2012 | John G Turner
    .................In a June 1978 letter, the first presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints proclaimed that “all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” Men of African descent could now hold the priesthood....The revelation may have lifted the ban, but it neither repudiated it nor apologized for it. “It doesn’t make a particle of difference,” proclaimed the Mormon apostle Bruce R. McConkie a few months later, “what anybody ever said about the Negro matter before the first day of June of this year, 1978.” McConkie...
  • Exclusive: Brigham Young’s Great-Great-Granddaughter on Mormonism and Mitt Romney

    08/07/2012 3:45:40 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 555 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 7, 2012 | Jamie Reno
    A direct descendant of Brigham Young, Sue Emmett left the church because of the very values she says would make Romney a frightening president. She speaks exclusively with Jamie Reno. A direct descendant of Brigham Young, Sue Emmett left the church because of the very values she says would make Romney a frightening president. She speaks exclusively with Jamie Reno. Sue Emmett is Mormon royalty. Her great-great-grandfather was Brigham Young, the founder of Salt Lake City, first governor of Utah, and president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) from 1847 until his death in...
  • The Reflections of Brigham Young on the Nature of Man and the State [What Mitt's profs taught him]

    07/05/2012 7:41:04 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 87 replies
    BYU Studies ^ | 1962 | J. Keith Melville
    The pre-mortal period is a period of organization, growth, and purposeful development...This organization of the spirits from the "intelligence" which is co-eternal with God is for the express purpose of exaltation, to become "Gods like himself..."... ...Brigham Young said:...The Lord has organized mankind for the purpose of increasing in that intelligence and truth...until he is capable of creating worlds on worlds, and becoming gods...Believing that "the power of choice of all intelligent inherit from the Gods of eternity...is innate."... ...Complete independence of action is an attribution of deity, and only those most valiant during their probation on earth who will...
  • Mormon Bishop Mitt Romney’s Anti-Christian Religion

    05/01/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 563 replies
    http://defendchristians.org ^ | April 13, 2012 | http://defendchristians.org
    Many naive Americans believe that Mormonism is merely another branch of protestant Christianity. Well that’s not what the founders and leaders of Mormonism believed. According to its founder, Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young, Smith’s successor, Mormons are the only true people of God on the earth. All non-Mormons and their religions are “wrong, an abomination, blind, damned, of the devil, whores, not Christians, groveling in darkness, heathens, ignorant, devoid of fact, pagan and hatched in Hell.” When Romney made a speech about his religion in 2008 he refused to distance himself from his faith and fully affirmed his Mormonism. Responding...
  • Did Brigham Young teach that Christians are ignorant people?

    01/09/2012 8:00:10 PM PST · by Colofornian · 12 replies
    You Tube.com ^ | Jan. 2, 2012 | John Ankerberg
    Did Brigham Young teach that Christians are ignorant people? From our series entitled, "Are Mormons Christians?":
  • FAIR changes Mormon defenders website name

    11/28/2011 4:12:34 PM PST · by Saundra Duffy · 172 replies
    Deseret News ^ | November 21, 2011 | Joseph Walker
    "The Mormon Defense League" is out. "MormonVoices" is in. That change became official Monday, when the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research announced a name change for its website aimed at defending the teachings and practices of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FAIR is a non-profit organization that, according to a press release, is operated by "self-motivated Mormons who seek to improve the public understanding about the church" through conferences, workshops and scholarly articles posted on the organization's websites. While it is dedicated to "providing well-documented answers to criticisms of the doctrine, beliefs and practices" of the...
  • Mormon Official Equates Christianity with “a false cult”

    10/17/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 124 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Oct. 12, 2011 | Sharon Lindbloom
    Mormons believe that in 1820 a young Joseph Smith went into the woods to pray. In answer to that prayer, they believe, Joseph was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ. Today this is called the First Vision. As Joseph reported this vision (in the version that has since been named “official”), he asked the Deities which sect or church was right, and which one he should join. Joseph wrote, “I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong; and the Personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination...
  • Mormon Hypocrisy

    10/13/2011 5:52:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 206 replies
    13 October 2011 | Gamecock
    I subscribe to a Mormon apologetic Newsletter titled FAIR (Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research). Normally it falls into my junk email account and I don't even open it, but today I had a few minutes and scanned the latest offering and was stunned to see the hypocrisy of the authors. Please note the entire email is posted below. This particular issue has a great deal of whining about those mean Christians who make the spurious claim that Mormons are not Christians, but are a cult. A couple of examples: -"Mormons are a cult" epithets into the national spotlight. In...
  • Mormonism and the presidency

    10/12/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-12-2011 | Sandy Rios
    Does Mitt Romney, an elder and former missionary of the Mormon Church, believe he will one day be a god ... equal to Jesus ... ruling his own planet? Does he agree with Mormon teaching that Jesus and Satan are brothers? That America is the Promised Land where Jesus will return one day to rule from the Garden of Eden, which Mormons believe to be Jackson County, Missouri? And do American voters have the right to know this? When Barack Obama was running for president, he assured us he was a Christian. Pastor Rick Warren brought Candidate Obama to his...
  • The Mormon Plan for America and The Rise of Mitt Romney

    09/20/2011 12:13:41 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 81 replies
    World view Weekend ^ | 09/20/2011 | Ed Decker
    >Mormonism Teaches That:  The Constitution will hang by a thread, to be saved by the Mormon Church. Will the Constitution be destroyed?  No, it will be held inviolate by this people; and, as Joseph Smith said, "The time will come when the destiny of the nation will hang upon a single thread. At that critical juncture, this people will step forth and save it from destruction." It will be so. (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses [JOD] Vol. 7, page 150). …And when the Constitution of the United States hangs, as it were, upon a single  thread, they will have to call for...
  • The Transfiguration of Brigham Young

    08/08/2011 7:38:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 25 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | Aug. 8, 2011 | Sharon Lindbloom
    When Joseph Smith died in June of 1844, the Mormon Church faced a succession crisis. Mormon historian Richard S. Van Wagoner explained, “Despite frequent kidnaping and assassination attempts, Joseph Smith established no firm policies regarding presidential succession in the event of his death. The resulting confusion threw the prophetic transition into turmoil. He simply had not expected to die at thirty-eight. Never given to full disclosure to any man or woman, the prophet’s public and private statements between 1834-44 suggested at least eight different methods for succession, each pointing to different successors with some claims to validity.” (“The Making of...
  • Polygamy was no Mormon harem, but it tore at marriages and hearts

    07/02/2011 6:05:43 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | June 29, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    (To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here) I spent some time re-reading the late Richard S. Van Wagoner’s excellent book, “Mormon Polygamy: A History.” The 19th century tales of harems and never-ending teenage-girl hunting were, of course, lies to excite Eastern U.S. readers. Polygamy was a contradictory doctrine, and extremely dysfunctional. Brigham Young once said that he wished it wasn’t a doctrine, but later also raged that those who disbelieved in polygamy — and even monogomous LDS men — were in danger of damnation. And polygamy led to divorce among LDS elite leaders in numbers...
  • Event meant to put misconceptions to rest; Mormon group hosts discussion

    05/07/2011 6:23:56 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    The Red and Black ( Georgia) ^ | April 6, 2011 | Sarah Giarratana
    They are more than the people who go door-to-door asking to talk about religion. They are not the polygamists pictured in reality TV shows. That’s what the University’s student branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wanted students to know at their Meet the Mormons event at the Institute of Religion on Wednesday. Set up like a small career fair with colorful posters, the hosts of Meet the Mormons aimed to provide an open forum to religious and non-religious students alike. “A lot of people are curious about Mormons, but reluctant to actually talk to them because...
  • From LDS apostle to spiritualist — the strange journey of Amasa Mason Lyman

    04/25/2011 1:20:10 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 16 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | April 13, 2011 | Doug Gibson
    To see Cal Grondahl’s cartoon that goes with this post, click here In the spring 1983 edition of Dialogue, author Loretta L. Hefner recounts a sermon Mormon prophet Brigham Young delivered in 1867. Young said that doctrinal deviancy was not limited to the church rank and file. In fact, Young continued, among the present 12 apostles, “one did not believe in the existence of a personage called God,” another “believes that infants have the spirits of some who have formerly lived on earth,” and the third “has been preaching on the sly … that the Savior was nothing more than...
  • The Adam-God debate, or how an apostle bested a prophet

    12/22/2010 7:23:05 AM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Doug Gibson
    To see Cal Grondahl’s Currents cartoon that goes with this post, click hereWe Mormons shy away from the old relic called the Adam-God doctrine. In recent years, the late prophet Spencer W. Kimball denounced it from the pulpit, as did the late apostle Bruce R. McConkie in “Mormon Doctrine.” McConkie added that those who said that Brigham Young pushed it had taken Mormonism’s greatest leader out of context. But the later denials are, to be frank, historical revisionism. Brigham Young did believe Adam was the god of our earth, and that doctrine was pushed with fervor by Young and many...
  • Plymouth Rock: America's First Experiment with Socialism

    11/26/2010 11:23:08 AM PST · by Utah Binger · 12 replies
    Nevada News and Views ^ | November 26, 2010 | Joseph Farah
    (Joseph Farah) – There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding the people responsible for the American Thanksgiving tradition. Contrary to popular opinion, the Pilgrims didn’t wear buckles on their shoes or hats. They weren’t teetotalers, either. They smoked tobacco and drank beer. And, most importantly, their first harvest festival and subsequent “thanksgivings” weren’t held to thank the local natives for saving their lives. Do you know there are public schools in America today actually teaching that? Some textbooks, in their discomfort with open discussions of Christianity, say as much. I dare suggest most parents today know little more about this...
  • New TLC Series Aims to End 'Discrimination' against Polygamy

    09/16/2010 4:15:08 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 37 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/16/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    UTAH, September 16, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The stars of a controversial new TLC television show are gearing up to help change America's idea of the family, encourage an end to what they call “discrimination” and promote legal acceptance of a new definition of marriage.But this Utah family is not concerned about redefining marriage as between two men or two women, but as between one man and two, three, four, or more women."I just fell in love, and then I fell in love again, and then I fell in love again," says Kody Brown, a fundamentalist Mormon, in a sneak peek at the...
  • Polygamy is in on TV: Lifetime's “The 19th Wife” Monday Sept. 13, previews

    09/13/2010 8:50:31 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Monsters and Critics.com ^ | Sept. 10, 2010 | April MacIntyre
    Lifetime's “The 19th Wife” will satisfy those who love stories about "Big Love" style crazy plural marriages, and cloistered compounds where women wear prairie dresses and have the same hairstyle, braided buns coralling long hair. These women are hoodwinked that the only way they get through the afterlife's "pearly gates" is as some man's plus one, or in their case, part of a harem of sister wives. The Lifetime film is an adaptation of the 2008 David Ebershoff novel about a murder mystery inside a Utah polygamist compound, and premieres Monday, Sept. 13 at 9/8c p.m. Mormons today say this...
  • The Polygamists - FLDS: An exclusive look inside the FLDS

    01/17/2010 7:28:40 PM PST · by delacoert · 38 replies · 1,343+ views
    National Geographic ^ | February 2010 | Scott Anderson
      The Polygamists A sect that split from the Mormons allows multiple wives, expels The first church members arrive at the Leroy S. Johnson Meeting House in Colorado City, Arizona, at about 6 p.m. Within a half hour the line extends out the front doors, down the side of the building, and out into the parking lot. By seven, it stretches hundreds of yards and has grown to several thousand people—the men and boys dressed in suits, the women and girls in Easter egg–hued prairie dresses.The mourners have come for a viewing of 68-year-old Fo­neta Jessop, who died of...
  • Researcher: Brigham, more than Joseph, put Mormonism on path to success

    01/08/2010 2:29:30 PM PST · by Colofornian · 22 replies · 487+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 7, 2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Mormonism owes its continual rise much more to Brigham Young, the man who led the incipient movement across the Plains, than to Joseph Smith, who began it all with talk of angels and gold plates. At least that's how Utah researcher Richard Van Wagoner sees it after spending the past 15 years compiling every known Young sermon and discourse from 127 sources. Van Wagoner sought out original transcripts, rather than the LDS Church-sanctioned Journal of Discourses , in which Young's words were edited and polished. He also found speeches and statements recorded in other people's journals. "Brigham seems to me...
  • TCU Football and the BCS: Is it fair to exclude a "weak conference"?

    11/08/2009 11:14:39 AM PST · by dangus · 39 replies · 1,506+ views
    Vanity ^ | 11-8-09 | Dangus
    The likelihood of outrage seems inevitable this year in college football: The BCS controversy, which even President Obama has issued proclamations about, seems ready to explode, since six undefeated teams - two from minor conferences - survive with only three games left in the season. Two conferences, Mountain West and Western Athletic (WAC) are excluded from automatic participation in the BCS, and must compete for one of two wildcard teams, and both still have undefeated teams. But should a team which has gone undefeated and unchallenged take a slot from Alabama or Florida, which are likely to also go undefeated......
  • Heber J. Grant and 'Brigham Young,' the movie

    08/30/2009 9:34:08 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies · 850+ views
    Salt Lake History Examiner ^ | Aug. 29, 2009 | Clair Barrus
    70 years ago today in Utah History --- Heber J. Grant writes Twentieth Century Fox "I hope we shall not appear to you to be over anxious ... but we are tremendously concerned..." But nearly a year later the Mormon church president declared "This is one of the greatest days of my life." His involvement in helping with the film "Brigham Young" influenced the making of the movie and subsequently the public perception of the LDS Church. Early movies depicting Mormons were not flattering. In 1910 the first anti-Mormon film, 'Victim of the Mormons' was "publicly condemned by Apostle David...
  • Healing the rift between Brigham and Emma

    06/26/2009 8:50:07 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 15 replies · 416+ views
    Mormon Times ^ | June 25, 2009 | Michael De Groote
    He wanted an apology to Emma Smith's family. "What?!" Brigham Young's descendants said, according to Mary Ellen Elggren. "What are they talking about?" In 2007, Elggren was president-elect of the Brigham Young Family Association when she first heard that Michael Kennedy, president of the Joseph Smith Jr. Family Organization, wanted an apology. "I was totally puzzled over this," Elggren said. Kennedy, however, was not puzzled. He was baptized as a Mormon in 1973 -- the first male descendant of Joseph and Emma Smith to join the LDS Church and be ordained an elder. He knew firsthand the prejudices that kept...
  • Ancient writings support LDS doctrine and teachings (LDS Caucus)

    04/29/2008 6:06:04 AM PDT · by restornu · 479 replies · 1,624+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Monday, Apr. 28, 2008 | By Rodger L. Hardy
    Ancient writings unearthed in the last century and a half, primarily in Egypt, are lending support to doctrines and teachings of Joseph Smith, founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a Brigham Young University professor of antiquities said Sunday. C. Wilford Griggs, who has written extensively on Egypt and is working on excavating Christian burial grounds in Egypt, said scholars are now admitting that "Joseph Smith got into the antiquities" before experts in the field began their discoveries, but they won't accept his explanation. Smith, an uneducated farm boy, claimed he translated the Book of Mormon...
  • Romney a tough sell for many U.S. Christians

    11/20/2007 4:44:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies · 328+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Ed Stoddard
    DALLAS - When a pair of Mormon missionaries knocked at the door of Jerry Pierce's home in a north Dallas suburb last month, he marshaled his arguments and stood his ground. "I look forward to encounters like that. I like to talk to them about the nature of Christ and who Jesus is," said Pierce, a staunch Southern Baptist, the biggest Protestant denomination in the United States. Mitt Romney, a Mormon, is running into similar resistance as he tries to win over Southern Baptists and other evangelical Protestants in the race for the Republican Party's nomination for the 2008 U.S....
  • Romney 'unlikely' choice of evangelicals

    06/25/2007 1:00:31 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 75 replies · 1,478+ views
    The Baptist Press ^ | 6/21/2007 | Rachel Waligorski
    Romney 'unlikely' choice of evangelicals Posted on Jun 21, 2007 | by Rachel Waligorski KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--The "overarching and primary concern" why evangelicals likely will not vote for a Mormon for president is the Mormon claim to be the only true Christian church, a Southern Baptist seminary president said during the International Society of Christian Apologetics' annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo. If Mormons were to call themselves "a new religious movement," that would be one thing, said R. Philip Roberts, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, which hosted the June 1-2 meeting. "But I have a very difficult...
  • Disney Said To Foster Ageism (Seven Dwarfs??)

    06/01/2007 6:05:56 PM PDT · by gpapa · 13 replies · 763+ views
    Daily Telegraph (UK) via NY Sun ^ | June 1, 2007 | Sarah Womack
    LONDON — Even the Seven Dwarfs are guilty. Well, two of them anyway. Grumpy and Dopey are no longer just the loyal friends of Snow White but must now line up with the likes of the Wicked Queen and Cruella de Vil to be accused of fostering negative images of elderly people.
  • Should Christians Vote for Mormons?

    05/02/2007 7:28:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 899 replies · 8,693+ views
    Washington Post/Newsweek ^ | May 2, 2007 | Dr. John Mark Reynolds
    Mitt Romney is a picture perfect Republican candidate for President. Some on the left have suggested that Romney carries extra baggage: He is a member of the LDS (Mormon) Church. Will traditional Christians vote for a Mormon? Traditional Christians believe their faith can inform politics. Other faiths can reach similar conclusions and become allies. Americans are electing the President of the United States not the Patriarch of Antioch, the Bishop of Rome, or the President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Any labeling of Mormons as too “weird” to serve the public sets a risky precedent that will come back to...
  • POLYGAMIST LEADER: Forced union alleged

    11/22/2006 7:19:29 AM PST · by Nevadan · 17 replies · 727+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Nov. 22, 2006 | Glenn Puit
    Woman testifies Jeffs pressured her into marrying at 14. A young woman who said she was ordered to marry her cousin at age 14 by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs testified in court Tuesday that she repeatedly begged Jeffs to let her out of the union. Jeffs refused, she said, telling her the marriage was God's will. During a felony preliminary hearing for Jeffs under tight security in Washington County, Utah, District Court, the woman, now 20, gave her first public account of her arranged marriage to a first cousin. "I told him (Jeffs) I just wanted two years before I...
  • Physics Professor Claiming Explosives Toppled Twin Towers Resigns

    10/22/2006 6:07:50 AM PDT · by rface · 57 replies · 2,296+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 10/22/2006 | News Services
    A Brigham Young University physics professor who suggested the World Trade Center was brought down by explosives has resigned, six weeks after the school placed him on leave. Steven Jones' retirement is effective Jan. 1, 2007. Jones recently published theories about U.S. government involvement in the events of Sept. 11, including one suggesting that explosives inside the World Trade Center - not airplanes striking the twin towers - brought the complex down.
  • Smithsonian tweaks show after Mormon complaints

    07/25/2006 11:35:38 AM PDT · by Stone Mountain · 35 replies · 1,437+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 25, 2006 | Associated Press
    Smithsonian tweaks show after Mormon complaints Associated Press Salt Lake City, Utah — Smithsonian Museum curators changed a new Washington exhibit after two Utah congressmen and others complained that it portrayed Mormon church founders in a negative light. The National Portrait Gallery's American Origins display pays tribute to influential Americans from 1600 to 1900, including Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Brigham Young, the second leader of the faith. The text accompanying portraits of Smith and Young offended at least two Washington-area church members who got a sneak preview of the display. The...
  • Y. professor warned of temblor in 1997 (Predicted Quake, Tsunami; Says 7.0 Quake to Hit Utah)

    01/07/2005 5:07:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 1,744+ views
    Deseret Morning News ^ | Tuesday, January 4, 2005 | Tad Walch
    But Indonesia failed to heed him; Utah isn't listening either, he says PROVO — Brigham Young University geology professor Ron Harris has had trouble sleeping since the earthquake he predicted seven years ago killed an estimated 150,000 people along the rim of the Indian Ocean on Dec. 26. Research by Harris indicated an earthquake with a magnitude of at least 8.0 was due in the ocean west of Sumatra and would cause a devastating tsunami. He published the research in an Indonesian journal and pleaded with the government there to prepare, but little was done. "It might not have made...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....07-25-03...Utah - "This is the place"

    07/25/2003 5:38:58 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 183 replies · 2,238+ views
    Mama_Bear
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997. Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • BYU Student Group Returns Web Awards (The New York Times Effect In Action)

    06/01/2003 6:10:11 PM PDT · by Timesink · 1 replies · 197+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2003
    BYU Student Group Returns Web AwardsSaturday, May 31, 2003 - Page updated at 2:13 p.m. Brigham Young University's student news organization has given up two national awards for Web page design because the two students who crafted the page copied material from another Web site.This spring, the BYU site NewsNet won first place among colleges for Web page design in a contest sponsored by the University of Missouri chapter of the Society of Newspaper Design. The site also won a second place for best college newspaper online in a contest sponsored by the trade publication Editor & Publisher.NewsNet officials were...
  • Lead letter raises plenty of questions

    03/10/2002 7:49:13 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 2 replies · 122+ views
    Deseret News ^ | March 7, 2002 | Joe Bauman
    By Joe Bauman Deseret News staff writer LEES FERRY, Ariz. #151; The authenticity of a letter allegedly written by Mountain Meadows Massacre figure John D. Lee was called into question Thursday as the letter went on display for the media. The writing, which implicated pioneer leader Brigham Young in the slaughter, was discovered on a rolled-up piece of lead inside Lee's fortress here, which is now near the launch ramp on the Colorado River maintained by Glen Canyon National Recreation area. The lead was discovered with only about a quarter-inch of animal droppings on it, but it rested on top...