Thursday, August 30, 2007

SEPTEMBER DAWN: The Making of...



SEPTEMBER DAWN: The Making of...
This is a must see movie, that the Mormon Church doesn't want you to see! Why!?

Here is information to watch three television
programs "Truth Outreach" which has Rocky Hulse with guests Phil Bollinger, Bob Fancher, Ron Wright and Scott Fancher, all descendants of the Mountian Meadows Masscre and members of the Mountain Meadows Massacre Foundation.

The three programs will begin on August 20th in the Quincy, IL CTN-WTJR area viewing and KFXB in Dubuque, IA for three weeks. Check your local listings for time and channels.

However, for those not in that viewing area the first of the three programs will begin airing Sunday August 19th on www.ctni.org
Christian Television International "Truth Outreach" programs that can be viewed online via webcast at 9:30AM (EST) and 10:30PM (EST). The three programs will also began airing in Salt Lake City, Spanish Fork and Provo Utah on that date on local channels. Check your local listing for the correct channels in the Utah area.

Watch all our these programs at www.nauvoochristian.org 'Nauvoo Christian Visitors Center"

You will see picture of Rocky and Helen sitting on set of "Truth Outreach" bottom of page left picture. Then when that page comes up, you will see on the upper right side a box which says: Weekly Television Program "Truth Outreach" click that and up will come the link asking what language you want on the program. May you learn much from these three interviews on Truth Outreach.

Now read the reason the Mormon Church doesn't want you to see "SEPTEMBER DAWN"


By ROCKY HULSE

“MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE HORROR CONTINUES 150 YEARS LATER”

As we approach September 11th, Americans everywhere will reflect on the tragic event of that day in 2001; however, we had more than one terrible tragedy that happened on September 11th. As a nation, we are all aware of the horror of 9/11/2001; but few are aware of the horror of the First September 11th. Known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, this horrific event happened September 11, 1857. On that tragic September day, 120 innocent men, women, and children were brutally murdered by as many as 100 Mormon men under direct orders from their Priesthood leadership.

A very rich wagon train from Arkansas consisting of about 140 people, 1,000 head of cattle, 200 horses, 40 wagons and thousands of dollars in gold was attacked, looted and left with but 17 survivors, all 7 years of age or less. Historian Will Bagley has made the historical connection through the diary of Dimmick Huntington, Indian Interpreter and brother-in-law of Brigham Young, that Brother Brigham ordered the attack by telling the Indian Chiefs they could have the cattle if they would attack the train. The Indians did attack the wagon train on September 6th; however, the seasoned pioneers put up a staunch fight after being surprised and suffering some casualties.

The Indians withdrew under the superior firepower of the pioneers. With the Indians failing to do their part, the Mormon leaders met in Parowan and came up with a heinous plot. Under the direction of Stake President Isaac Haight, and Bishop William Dame the Commander of the Iron County Militia (a remnant of the Nauvoo Legion), Bishop John D. Lee rode into the siege encampment of the pioneers with a white truce flag. He told the pioneers that the Indians had agreed to allow the Mormons to rescue the pioneers and take them to safety if they would lay down their arms. Believing the Mormons to be their deliverers, they did. The wounded and children seven years of age and under were put into two separate wagons; the children’s wagon was driven by Samuel McMurdy, 1st Counselor in the Cedar Ward. The women and remaining children were then led out first. With a quarter mile spacing between them, the unarmed men were then led out escorted with an armed Mormon guard. Once clear of the encampment and out in the open, Nauvoo Legion Maj. John Higbee, 1st Counselor to Stake President Haight, gave the order: “Halt, do your duty.” The Mormon escort guards turned and gunned down at point blank range the men. At the sound of gunfire, Indians and Saints disguised as Indians came from ambush positions and clubbed, stabbed, and shot to death the women and children. The wounded in the wagon were shot at point blank range.

Only the seventeen children were spared because “they were too young to tell the tale,” and Mormon Doctrine states there is no forgiveness for the shedding of innocent blood (children under the age of eight). The children were doled out to Mormon homes and two years later when they were recovered by the Indian Agent, Forney, the Mormon Church billed the Federal Government for room and board. Authorization was made for payment to those who killed their parents in the sum of $2,961.77. Brevet Major Carleton, of the First Dragoons, who first found the killing field in Mountain Meadows, said of this payment: “Has there ever been an act which at all equaled this in devilish hardihood, in more than devilish effrontery? Never, but one: and even then the price was but “30 pieces of silver.”” (Mountain Meadows Massacre, Special Report, 57th Congress 1st Session, House of Representatives, Document No. 605).

The horror of this event lives on today. The Mormon Church refuses to acknowledge any complicity in the wretched event. What is even worse, they have purchased all the land in the area of the killings. Four mass graves still hold the remains of these innocent people. The descendants have tried for years to be granted access to these mass graves to properly honor and bury their dead; HOWEVER, THE MORMON CHURCH REFUSES TO ALLOW THEM THIS SIMPLE ACT OF DECENCY.

How is this possible in 2007? There is no question that the Mormon Priesthood ordered this massacre, and the Mormon Church will not allow the families to properly bury their dead. The descendants of these people petitioned the Mormon Church in 1999 for Federal Stewardship of this area so that they could access the graves and properly honor their dead. They were refused. In the Spring of 2007 another request was made; again denial. Mormon Prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley said, “it’s not in the best interests of the church to allow federal stewardship in the meadows.” Phil Bolinger, President of the Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation, meeting with Mormon representative, Marlin Jensen on April 25th said, “It’s not right for the people who had complicity to the killings to be the grave owner.” He followed up with a sage question, “I asked him, ‘How do you think the Kennedy family would feel if the Lee Harvey Oswald family had control of the Kennedy tomb?”

I thought the Mormon Church was all about families. I guess they’re not if they killed them! This most despicable act in American history lives on by the Mormon Church thumbing its nose at the descendants of those its Priesthood killed.

I interviewed four of the descendants of this massacre on our TV show “Truth Outreach.” The first of three programs will air on WTJR Ch 16 (Mon 8:30 pm, Tues 1:30 pm, Wed 10:00 pm) from Quincy, the week of August 19th; the second program the week of August 26th; the third the week of September 2nd. These programs were hard to film—they’ll be hard to watch; this is a horrid tale that needs to be told.

If you want to right one of the WORST WRONGS in American history, stop by the Nauvoo Christian Visitors Center—we are collecting signatures on petitions demanding the Mormon Church to turn this killing field over to the Federal Government so the families can properly inter their dead. Only the angry outcry of the American public will force the Mormon Church to do the right thing. Tell everyone you know about this!

If you wish to write a letter demanding release of Mountain Meadows, send it to:

Marlin Jensen, LDS CHURCH, 35 North West Temple St.,Salt Lake City, UT 84150. You may call and complain to the LDS Church: Tom Owen 801-240-1000. Call Senator Durbin: 202-224-2152; Senator Obama: 202-224-2854; Representative Hare: 202-225-5905. Get involved, you can make a difference to right this ugly wrong!!

7 comments:

  1. Here's some quotes from various reviews of the film by (non-LDS) movie critics:

    The film has been described as "the year's first honest-to-goodness exploitation flick," as "carrying an anti-Mormon agenda," as "some sort of attack piece on the Mormon religion," as "little more than wild-eyed anti-Mormon propaganda," as "a stridently anti-Mormon and cliche-heavy melodrama," as a movie that "[works hard] to demonize the Mormon Church," as "unbelievably ugly and an insult to Mormons," as a "Swift Boating of Mormonism that advocates the religious intolerance it’s supposedly condemning," as "clearly anti-Mormon," as "[an attempt to] demonize the Mormon Church," as an "anti-Mormon broadside" that is "certain to fan the flames of hatred toward America's largest homegrown religion and continue the persecution that terrified the original Mormons."

    The movie "demonize[s] Mormonism (really, what else can you call this?)", it has "the chilling certitude of the self-righteous" that goes beyond "mockery" and is "practically a call to jihad [against Mormons]," it is flawed for its "dangerous damnation of the Mormon church," it is "an indictment of the LDS church." It "equates the institution of the Mormon church with Islamic extremism at every opportunity," it is "propaganda pure and simple," is "filmmaking at its worst...full of propaganda," and it "goes way beyond history into the realm of speculation, rumor, myth and gossip,"

    The film characterizes the Mormons as "homesteading Nazis," as "grotesque monsters," as "baby-eatin' Nazis...hulking, borderline insane fundamental gorillas who flung excrement at anyone daring to besmirch the name of Joseph Smith," as "no better...than Nazis," as "self-righteous harbingers of divine doom," as "fanatical evil-doer[s]" as people "so paranoid about persecution...so obsessed with doctrinal purity and so disdainful of other beliefs that they easily slipped into a murderous mode," as "animals and zealots," as "bloodthirsty religious extremists," as exhibiting "Snidely Whiplash-like treachery," as having "true brutality...in the same way that Steven Spielberg showed the viciousness of the Nazi's in 'Schindler's List,'" and its demonization of Mormons is "unsubtle (in the manner most closely associated with Dr. Goebbels)."

    The movie "feel[s] like blatant propaganda," it "dabbles uncomfortably close to hate," it is "raw and unpleasant," it "crumbles into an intolerant, us-versus-them polemic," it is "strange, confused, [and] unpleasant," it is "trashy, tasteless, and ridiculous," it is "a blatant libel against a forefather of one of America's more singularly American religions," and there is an "unmistakable air of evil about this enterprise, and not just an atrocity the Mormon church caused to happen 150 years ago."

    It "may be the worst historical drama ever made...[because it] trivializes one of America's ugliest and least understood events," it is a "biased waste," it is a "maudlin, grotesque western" that "apes 'Schindler’s List' in hopes of creating a Christian Holocaust picture." It is "a toss-up as to whether September Dawn is more offensive as history, as allegory or simply as lousy self-important filmmaking."

    -Spencer

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  3. It is interesting that you did not put forth one fact. To only use movie reviews, yeah, like we trust those people...geez!

    Remember a movie called: The Passion of the Christ?

    You have no idea what the descendants of Mountain Meadows Massacre think of September Dawn? I do because I know some of them!

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  4. "This is a must see movie, that the Mormon Church doesn't want you to see! Why!? "

    The Church encourages members to avoid watching violent films, as well as avoiding lies in general. There has been no statement by any LDS Church representative against the September Dawn "movie."

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  5. Have you ever watched an R-rated movie? Or told a lie in general, whatever that means?

    You also need to read this months issue of the Ensign!

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  6. There you go, Rocky and Helen, continuing to put words into the mouths of the "Mormon Church" Where in the world do you get your information. We do not watch R rated films. This is an R rated film. The church never has told the public NOT to watch this film. You both twist the facts.

    omi

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  7. Lynell...We did not say that the "Mormon Church" put out a statement saying: Do Not Watch "SEPTEMBER DAWN". What was said is this is a movie that Mormon Church doesn't want Mormons to see! Why? Just as I am sure the "Church" didn't want Mormons to see "The Passion of the Christ" (Mormons wouldn't have wanted to see "Passion" neither'cause Mormons don't believe in the Christ of the Bible). Both of these movies are rated (R) because of their violence, but both of these movies are based on truth!

    One must ask this question? How do you make an honest movie about a violent event without the violence?

    You can't... Truth is Truth!

    Both of these movies show clearly what happen!

    Christ was the sinless sacrifice that shed He blood on the cross for our sins.

    The Fancher/Baker wagon train was a group of Chrisitan families that were doing nothing other than crossing Utah on their way to Califorina from Arkansas and for that they were murdered by the Mormon Priesthood Leaders!

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