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  • MHA: Mormon History Association: Preliminary Program [LDS discuss Mountain Meadows Massacre, etc.]

    06/09/2013 7:06:00 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    MHA Mormon History Association Preliminary Program Layton, Utah, Conference June 6-9, 2013 SNIP Friday, June 7, 2013 SNIP Janiece Johnson (University of Leicester, England): In Search of Reform: The Mountain Meadows Massacre Prosecution and Solving the Mormon Problem SNIP Patricia Lyn Scott (Salt Lake City, Utah): “The Wickedness of this Place is Dreadful”: A Presbyterian Teacher’s View of Fillmore, Utah, 1881-1885 SNIP Kenneth L. Alford (BYU-Provo): Saving Utah from Itself: The Grand Army of the Republic’s Anti-Polygamy Campaign SNIP
  • Washington Post: Remember that Mormon massacre?

    06/12/2012 9:45:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 20, 2012 | Charlie Spiering
    The Washington Post published a story last night examining a massacre carried out by Mormons nearly 200 years ago, and examines whether or not it will affect Mitt Romney's support in the deep South. "On Sept. 11, 1857, a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where most of the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims’ descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call “the first 9/11.” " So why is the...
  • Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history

    06/08/2012 8:21:53 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 198 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2012
    “There’s families all scattered in through this area who had ancestors in that, so there is a tinge of anti-Mormonism in this area, a little bit of bias I suppose,” said Republican Roy Ragland... SNIP The Mountain Meadows Massacre remains one of the darkest episodes in the history of Mormonism...Romney addressed it during his 2007 presidential campaign in response to a reporter’s question. “That was a terrible, awful act carried out by members of my faith,” he told the Associated Press. “There are bad people in any church, and it’s true of members of my church, too.” SNIP In northwestern...
  • Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith tangles with a quirk of Arkansas history (Mountain Meadows card played)

    05/21/2012 7:33:28 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 137 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    CARROLLTON, Ark. — On the wildflower-studded slopes of the Ozarks, where memories run long and family ties run thick, a little-known and long-ago chapter of history still simmers. On Sept. 11, 1857, a wagon train from this part of Arkansas met with a gruesome fate in Utah, where most of the travelers were slaughtered by a Mormon militia in an episode known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hundreds of the victims’ descendants still populate these hills and commemorate the killings, which they have come to call “the first 9/11.” Many of the locals grew up hearing denunciations of Mormonism from...
  • LDS PERSECUTION COMPLEX

    01/31/2012 9:50:22 AM PST · by cuban leaf · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | hockeybuss
    I often argue that a huge difference between Islam and Christianity is that Islam is a religion of violence. It actually instructs it's members to enslave or kill non-believers. As it turns out, there is some of that in the teachings of Mormonism as well. Go to the video at link.
  • Utah Ghosts [The OTHER World Series...Haunted Utah]

    10/28/2011 12:45:43 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 1 replies
    ...North of St George - Mountain Meadows Massacre Memorial...a bizarre and twisted tale of a group of Christian pioneers from Arkansas who...were slaughtered by a group of Mormons painted to look like Paiute Indians. Investigators said...there were actual Paiute Indians participating...the tribe officially dismisses this. Brigham Young, some sources say, gave the order to carry this atrocity out, in which 120 men women and children were brutally slaughtered and left to the desert critters...Several under the age of 7 or 8 were allowed to live, because most likely it was felt they wouldn't be able to give an account of...
  • September 11 Significant to Utah Native Americans [Real 19th-century Mormonism]

    09/12/2011 5:26:05 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Indian Country Today ^ | Sept. 11, 2011 | Mike Taylor
    It takes courage for a little, white, Mormon girl to knock on the door of a Native American family’s house. Especially when she barely knows them. Especially when you live in the remote canyons. And especially on September 11, which is when Utahns remind themselves of a massacre that they wrongly believe was committed by Indians. One morning there was a knock on our door. Grandpa and grandma had just returned from their early-dawn hike up the canyons. Grandpa opened the door to find our neighbor’s pretty little daughter with her border collie. “Can you turn me into a Paiute...
  • Utah massacre site dedicated as national landmark

    09/11/2011 10:15:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/11/11
    The southern Utah site of a wagon train massacre was dedicated Sunday as a national historic landmark 154 years to the day after the tragedy occurred. About 350 people watched as Zion National Park Superintendent Jock Whitworth presented plaques to mark the Mountain Meadows Massacre Historic Site 30 miles north of St. George. The 760-acre site is where 120 members of an Arkansas wagon train were shot and killed by a Mormon militia on Sept. 11, 1857. The Baker-Fancher wagon train stopped in the meadows on its way to California when it was attacked. Government officials, church leaders and descendants...
  • Albemarle Removes Sherlock Holmes Book From Reading List

    08/29/2011 6:50:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Daily Progess ^ | AARON RICHARDSON
    The Albemarle County School Board voted Thursday night to remove Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet” from sixth-grade reading lists. A parent of a Henley Middle School student originally challenged the book in May on the grounds that it is derogatory toward Mormons. Thursday’s vote was the culmination of the work of a committee commissioned to study the book and two discussions by board members. Board member Diantha McKiel, of the Jack Jouett District, said it was important to note that the school system has a history of reconsidering books. “Sometimes we have declared books age inappropriate, sometimes...
  • Site Of Mountain Meadows Massacre Recognized [First 9/11 American terrorist attack - 1857]

    07/14/2011 2:54:04 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 157 replies
    ROGERS, Ark. -- For more than 150 years, an important piece of Arkansas and American history has been relegated to obscurity. In early 1857, a wagon train left Northwest Arkansas and headed west, bound for California. The Francher-Baker train was made up of 14 large Arkansas families, about 800 cattle and around 30 wagons. "They were en route to California for a better life and little did they know that Brigham Young had declared war on the United States two weeks before they entered the Salt Lake Valley," said Phil Bolinger, with the Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation. So without knowing...
  • Appendix C: The Militiamen (Real Mormon murderers in history...the Lds-approved 'list')

    03/02/2011 11:08:04 AM PST · by Colofornian · 72 replies
    http://mountainmeadowsmassacre.org ^ | 2007 | Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley, Jr., Glen M. Leonard
    The following is a list of men in the Iron Military District of Utah Territory’s Nauvoo Legion militia whose names have been associated with the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The names have been gathered from a variety of sources that include eyewitness accounts, arrest warrants, criminal indictments, and newspaper articles. A completely accurate list of those who participated in or witnessed the murder of the California-bound emigrants may be impossible to compile. Many of the participants kept silent about their roles. The testimonies of many witnesses were given fifteen years or more after the massacre. Those who admitted being at the...
  • The Savior, the Master Teacher (Real LDS/Mormon)

    01/19/2011 4:41:41 PM PST · by Paragon Defender · 20 replies
    The Savior, the Master Teacher    By Elder Jay E. JensenOf the Presidency of the SeventyJay E. Jensen, "The Savior, the Master Teacher", Ensign, Jan. 2011, 42–47   We are to feast upon the words of Christ—the scriptures—and, as He did, use them to teach and strengthen others.  Under the direction of His Father, Jesus Christ created worlds without number. He was the great Jehovah, the God of the Old Testament. He was born of a mortal mother, Mary, and of God the Eternal Father. He was the greatest being to live on earth. He said He came “to do the will of him...
  • LDS books: Oxford Press finds profits in prophets

    01/15/2010 10:13:03 AM PST · by Colofornian · 10 replies · 300+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Jan. 15, 2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Bouncing around on the trend-tossed seas of 21st-century book publishing, Mormon scholarship seems to have docked at the granddaddy of all prestigious presses: Oxford University. By all accounts, the unlikely partnership between the oldest university in the English-speaking world and an upstart American faith seems to be working. Mormon writers, particularly historians, get the academic credibility they crave and Oxford sells a lot of books. Two years ago, Oxford University Press published Massacre at Mountain Meadows by Ronald W. Walker, Richard E. Turley Jr. and Glen M. Leonard, three LDS Church scholars. The harrowing account of the 1857 slaughter of...
  • Mountain Meadows groups plan commemoration

    05/30/2009 4:55:13 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 116 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | May 28, 2009 | Mark Havnes
    Cedar City » In May 1859 - almost two years after 120 members of a wagon train on their way to California were massacred at Mountain Meadows - their bones were collected from hastily dug graves and reburied by Army Maj. James H. Carlton and his troops. On Saturday, descendants of the victims will meet at the massacre site in southwestern Utah to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Carlton's efforts to give their ancestors a proper burial in four mass graves. The ceremony, complete with music, speeches and a 21-gun salute will include members of the Mountain Meadows Association, Mountain...
  • Mitt Romney: I’m no back stabber

    11/09/2008 3:27:03 PM PST · by GVnana · 309 replies · 1,818+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/8/2003 | Dave Wedge
    Aides blast accusations, not from Mitt camp By Dave Wedge Saturday, November 8, 2008 - Mitt Romney’s camp is firing back at reports his foot soldiers are behind a brutal smear campaign against Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a backdoor strategy to position the former Bay State governor for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. “It’s a completely absurd allegation that is totally divorced from the truth,” Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said. Fox News, the New York Times [NYT] and Newsweek have reported on a host of criticisms of Palin, including that she threw tantrums that made staffers cry and didn’t...
  • Alma

    05/05/2008 7:56:39 AM PDT · by Old Mountain man · 46 replies · 67+ views
    lds.org ^ | Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    GUIDE TO THE SCRIPTURES Alma, Son of Alma See also Alma the Elder; Amulek; Mosiah, Sons of In the Book of Mormon, the first chief judge and prophet in the Nephite nation. In his early years he sought to destroy the Church (Mosiah 27: 8-10). However, an angel appeared to him and he was converted to the gospel (Mosiah 27: 8-24; Alma 36: 6-27). Later he gave up his position as chief judge in order to teach the people (Alma 4: 11-20). The book of Alma: A separate book in the Book of Mormon, comprising an abridgment of the records...
  • LDS Church gives nod to Landmark status for Mountain Meadows site

    04/03/2008 9:07:12 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 55 replies · 117+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 03/29/2008 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    LDS Church leaders have agreed to seek national landmark status for the church-owned Mountain Meadows Massacre site in southern Utah where Mormons attacked a California-bound wagon train on Sept. 11, 1857. A national landmark designation would ensure that the 120 Arkansas emigrants of the Fancher/Baker wagon train company who were killed by Mormon militia and some Paiute Indians "will always be remembered as part of our nation's history," said Marlin K. Jensen, an LDS general authority and official historian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jensen met Friday in Arkansas with about 20 representatives of the Mountain...
  • Analysis: Despite that smile, Romney is coming after Huckabee like a fighter

    12/15/2007 6:35:58 AM PST · by dano1 · 24 replies · 73+ views
    The International Herald ^ | 12/15/2007 | Glen Johnson
    Romney was happy to help that scrutiny along by airing the first negative ad of the Republican campaign in Iowa, a spot this week highlighting Huckabee's record on illegal immigration. The former Massachusetts governor would not rule out focusing on prison commutations Huckabee issued while in office. (snip) O'Brien says now, "Mitt Romney has demonstrated, given the radical flip-flops he has taken from the time he ran for governor ... Romney has done little to conceal he is going after Huckabee — not to mention the national Republican poll leader, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (snip) Concerned the race...
  • 150th Anniversary of Mountain Meadows Massacre (LDS Church expresses regret in official statement)

    09/11/2007 7:50:23 PM PDT · by Spiff · 43 replies · 1,088+ views
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ^ | 11 September 2007 | Elder Henry B. Eyring
    150th Anniversary of Mountain Meadows Massacre 11 September 2007 Elder Henry B. Eyring’s remarks at the Mountain Meadows Massacre Sesquicentennial on 11 September 2007, in Washington County, Utah. Dear Friends— I speak today, by assignment, on behalf of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In so doing, I express their appreciation for the invitation to participate on this program. It is important and appropriate that we meet together on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. We gather as relatives of the massacre victims and perpetrators and as unrelated but...
  • Massacre site service focuses on forgiveness

    09/09/2007 9:26:25 AM PDT · by Utah Girl · 1 replies · 121+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 9/9/2007 | Carrie Moore
    MOUNTAIN MEADOWS, Washington County — The lilting melody of a lone bagpipe and a Christian sermon on forgiveness echoed across this small mountain valley Saturday, as did the names of 120 men, women and children who were massacred here. Their memory is a solemn warning about the dangers of inflammatory rhetoric, peer pressure and myth disguised as fact, according to Western historian and author David Bigler. Members of the Mountain Meadows Association and others whose ancestors were either killed or did the killing on Sept. 11, 1857, joined in a memorial service — and later, a dinner meeting — to...
  • 'September Dawn' oozes biased zeal (lib critic pans film)

    08/24/2007 10:48:42 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies · 423+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 23, 2007 | Craig Outhier
    ...Christopher Cain’s pedantic, made-for-TV-caliber account of Utah’s notorious Mountain Meadows Massacre bullies the audience with extremist hobgoblins and hearsay. The love story is pretty bad, too. Jon Voight stars. Grade: D+...
  • Romney says he won't see movie about Mormons (religious bigotry alert)

    08/23/2007 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 33 replies · 865+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 22, 2007
    You can count on one person not waiting in line when the movie "September Dawn" opens on Friday. Mitt Romney says he will not go see the movie, billed as a dramatic recreation of the Mountain Meadows massacre, the killing of 120 unarmed Arkansas pioneers by Mormon settlers in Utah in 1857. The extent of the Mormon church's involvement has long been debated. "That was a terrible, awful act carried out by members of my faith," Romney said during an interview today with the Associated Press while his presidential campaign was in Reno, Nev. "There are bad people in any...
  • Senator Dan Rutherford (Romney Illinois Chair) After He Ripped Sign from Ron Paul Supporter

    08/20/2007 1:38:25 PM PDT · by Austin Willard Wright · 64 replies · 1,971+ views
    You Tube ^ | August 2007
    And they call Ron's supporters "wacko!?"
  • Mountain Meadows Massacre (from LDS website)

    08/16/2007 12:24:15 PM PDT · by DanielLongo · 183 replies · 2,900+ views
    Ensign, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints ^ | September 2007 | Richard E. Turley Jr., Managing Director, Family and Church History Department
    The Mountain Meadows Massacre By Richard E. Turley Jr. Managing Director, Family and Church History Department Print E-mail Richard E. Turley Jr., “The Mountain Meadows Massacre,” Ensign, Sep 2007 This September marks the 150th anniversary of a terrible episode in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On September 11, 1857, some 50 to 60 local militiamen in southern Utah, aided by American Indian allies, massacred about 120 emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California. The horrific crime, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a highland valley called the Mountain...
  • Mitt's a bit miffed [Mormon Massacre movie]

    08/16/2007 11:33:00 AM PDT · by Plutarch · 366 replies · 4,450+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 16, 2007 | BILL ZWECKER
    Sources inside the Mitt Romney camp report the former Massachusetts governor's presidential campaign staff is none too happy about the timing of the release of ''September Dawn,'' a film about a mid-19th century massacre by Mormons -- considered to be the first recorded act of religious terrorism on U.S. soil. ''Given all the current press attention to Mitt's being a Mormon -- much of it having a negative slant -- this only adds fuel to the fire,'' a Romney campaign insider told this column Wednesday... Coming on the heels of Romney's first win in the Iowa GOP straw poll earlier...
  • LDS.org posts link to 1857 massacre: Story will also be published in Ensign

    06/22/2007 11:41:47 AM PDT · by Utah Girl · 9 replies · 328+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | 6.22.2007 | Joe Bauman
    In response to heightened public interest in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has posted a link on its Web site to a detailed account of one of the ugliest events in Utah history. "Sept. 11 marks the anniversary of the 1857 massacre of some 120 California-bound emigrants in southern Utah," notes the site, LDS.org. "An article by Richard E. Turley Jr., the managing director for the Family and Church History Department, will be printed in the 2007 Ensign magazine, but you can read it online now." That note carries a link to the...
  • Continuing The Bigotry

    06/10/2007 7:24:29 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 489 replies · 5,025+ views
    Captain's Quarters Blog ^ | 06/10/07 | Ed Morrisey
    Sally Denton uses today's Los Angeles Times op-ed page as a launching pad for the movie based on her book, "American Massacre: The Tragedy at Mountain Meadows, September 1857," and as a means to propagate more anti-Mormon bigotry at the expense of Mitt Romney. Denton insists that Romney has to respond about the nature of his faith if he expects to win the nomination for the Presidency -- and uses a lot of 19th-century examples to "prove" her case: MITT ROMNEY'S Mormonism threatens his presidential candidacy in the same way that John F. Kennedy's Catholicism did when he ran for...
  • MASSACRE MOVIE MIFFING MITT

    05/03/2007 6:43:32 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 90 replies · 2,131+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 3, 2007 -- | ROBERT D. NOVAK
    OPENING in theaters Friday, a motion picture called "September Dawn" depicts a brutal American mas sacre that has been forgotten. On Sept. 11, 1857, in Utah Territory, Mormons slaughtered more than 120 California-bound settlers from Arkansas. Retelling at this time the 9/11 carnage of 150 years ago does not help Mormon Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. The basic facts about the Mountain Meadows Massacre are not in dispute. Mormons mobilized Paiute Indians, accompanied by Mormons disguised as Indians, to attack a peaceful wagon train. The settlers beat off the attack but were left short of food and ammunition. They disarmed themselves...
  • Michael Servetus

    06/19/2006 2:53:18 PM PDT · by restornu · 66 replies · 562+ views
    Michael Servetus Michael Servetus (1509 or 1511-October 27, 1553), a Spaniard martyred in the Reformation for his criticism of the doctrine of the trinity and his opposition to infant baptism, has often been considered an early unitarian. Sharply critical though he was of the orthodox formulation of the trinity, Servetus is better described as a highly unorthodox trinitarian. Still, aspects of his theology—for example, his rejection of the doctrine of original sin—did influence those who later founded unitarian churches in Poland and Transylvania. Public criticism of those responsible for his execution, the Reform Protestants in Geneva and their pastor, John...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Mountain Meadows Massacre (9/11/1857) - Sep. 11th, 2003

    09/11/2003 12:00:34 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 150 replies · 14,053+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members...
  • Mountain Meadows massacre analysis ends with an accusation

    07/12/2003 6:30:07 PM PDT · by Torie · 43 replies · 176+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | June, 2003 | Martin Naparsteck
    Mountain Meadows massacre analysis ends with an accusation Sally Denton By Martin Naparsteck The Salt Lake Tribune American Massacre By Sally Denton Knopf, $26.95 Brigham Young, as portrayed in Sally Denton's American Massacre, is a murderer and liar and commits treason. Her case is more strongly stated than in the two best previous books on the same subject, Juanita Brooks' 1950 Mountain Meadows Massacre and Will Bagley's 2002 Blood of the Prophets. For those who view Young as a great man who did little or no wrong, her tone will be blasphemous; for those who view him as a self-centered...