Thursday, December 3, 2009

Is the Mormon Jesus of Christmas the same Jesus of Christianity? No!

by Rocky Hulse

January 2003

I truly enjoy the Christmas Season and all that it entails. I love singing the traditional hymns and carols of Christmas. So many of the old traditional hymns tell of the various aspects of that most significant event, the birth of our Savior. In all of its simplicity, no greater contrast exists between Christianity and Mormonism, than the first verse of Silent Night:

Silent night! Holy night! All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin mother and child.

Holy Infant, so tender and mild,

Sleep in heavenly peace; sleep in heavenly peace.

I am quite sure that during this past holiday season the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was seen on many prominent TV shows and you probably heard them sing this song. Of a surety, Mormon Chapels across the world sang this song also. WHY? Why do the Mormons sing this song when their doctrine, espoused by their Prophets and Apostles, directly contradicts and denies the virgin birth of our Lord and Savior!

Here are 6 quotes from Mormon Prophets and Apostles that clearly show that the Mormon Church does not believe in the Christian Foundational belief of the Virgin Birth:

BEGOTTEN LIKE MAN

(1) Brigham Young explained the birth of Christ in the following manner: “The birth of the Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action. He partook of flesh and blood—was begotten of his Father, as we were of our fathers.” (Journal of Discourses, Vol 8, page 115)

NOT BEGOTTEN BY THE HOLY GHOST

(2) In a sermon delivered in the Tabernacle on April 19, 1852, Brigham Young made the following statements: “I have given you a few leading items upon this subject, but a great deal more remains to be told. Now remember from this time forth, and for ever, that JESUS CHRIST WAS NOT BEGOTTEN BY THE HOLY GHOST.” (Journal of Discourses, Vol 1, page 51

NOT A MIRACULOUS BIRTH

(3) Heber C. Kimball, who was the First Counselor to Brigham Young, making him the second highest leader in the Mormon Church made this statement: “In relation to the way in which I look upon the works of God and his creatures, I will say that I was naturally begotten; so was my father, and also MY SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. According to the Scriptures, he is the first begotten of his father in the flesh, and there was NOTHING UNNATURAL ABOUT IT. (Journal of Discourses, Vol 8, page 211)

GOD IS A MAN AND FATHERED HIM

(4) President Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th Prophet of the Mormon Church, made this statement: “Christ was begotten of God. HE WAS NOT BORN WITHOUT THE AID OF MAN, AND THAT MAN WAS GOD!” (Doctrines of Salvation, Vol 1, page 18)

GOD THE HOLY MAN FATHERED JESUS NATURALLY

(5) Mormon Apostle Bruce R. McConkie makes the following statements: “These name-titles all signify that our Lord is the only Son of the Father in flesh. Each of the words is to be understood literally. Only means only; Begotten means begotten; and Son means son. Christ was begotten by an Immortal Father in the same way that mortal men are begotten by mortal fathers.” (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, pp. 546-547) “And Christ was born into the world as the literal son of this Holy Being; he was born in the same personal, real, and literal sense that any mortal son is born to a mortal father. There is nothing figurative about his paternity; he was begotten, conceived and born in the normal and natural course of events,…Christ is the Son of Man, meaning that his Father (the Eternal God!) is a Holy Man.” (Mormon Doctrine, 1966, page 742)

NEITHER THE BIBLE OR BOOK OF MORMON TEACH THE VIRGIN BIRTH

(6) Joseph Fielding Smith, the 10th Prophet of the Mormon Church, stated: “They tell us the Book of Mormon states that Jesus was begotten of the Holy Ghost. I CHALLENGE THAT STATEMENT. The Book of Mormon teaches NO SUCH THING! NEITHER DOES THE BIBLE.” (Doctrines of Salvation, Vol 1, page 19)


The beautiful Christmas story given to us in Matthew and Luke’s gospels most assuredly tell of the virgin birth, and that Joseph was to have no fear in taking Mary to be his wife as the child within her was of the Holy Ghost. Quote number (6) above states that neither the Bible nor Book of Mormon teaches the virgin birth. As I’ve already said in this paragraph, reading the Christmas Story in Matthew and Luke will quickly show that Joseph Fielding Smith was in error in reference to the Bible. Well, he was also in error in reference to the Book of Mormon. 1 Nephi chapter 11 verses 18 through 21 clearly contradict quote (6):

18. And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin, whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh.

19. And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit; and after she had been carried away in the Spirit for the space of a time the angel spake unto me, saying: Look!

20. And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.

21. And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!…


THE BOOK OF MORMON DENIES JESUS’ BIRTH AT BETHLEHEM

The Book of Mormon states that Jesus was born “at Jerusalem.”

Alma 7:10 “And behold, he shall be born of Mary, at Jerusalem…”

Matthew, Luke and John all tell of Jesus being born in Bethlehem and Micah 5:2 is one of the Messianic Prophecies:

“But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.”


The Mormons will argue that Alma 7:10 is referring to “The Land of Jerusalem,” which includes Bethlehem. Look at any map of Israel and you’ll find that area referred to as Judea. I did a word search on Bible software and not one time can you find the words “Land of Jerusalem.” Only one time is Jerusalem called by any other name than being referred to itself singularly: in Luke 24:49, Jerusalem is referred to as the “city of Jerusalem.”


The words “at Jerusalem” are used 87 times in the Bible. Each and every time they mean what they say—at Jerusalem. So, for the Mormon apologists to try to explain away the absolute mistake of the Mormon Prophet Alma in the Book of Mormon—Well folks, that dog don’t hunt! The Book of Mormon, “The most correct book on the face of the earth,” gets it wrong when it comes to the birthplace of the Savior. OOPS!!

JESUS MARRIED AT THE WEDDING IN CANA AND FATHERED CHILDREN

“Jesus was the bridegroom at the marriage of Cana of Galilee, and told them what to do. Now there was actually a marriage; and if Jesus was not the bridegroom on that occasion, please tell who was. If any man can show this, and prove that it was not the Savior of the world, then I will acknowledge I am in error. We say it was Jesus Christ who was married, to be brought into the relation whereby he could see his seed, before he was crucified…I shall say here, that before our Savior died, he looked upon his own natural children, as we look upon ours;…” (A Lecture by Mormon Apostle Orson Hyde, delivered at the General Conference, in the Tabernacle, Great Salt Lake City, October 6, 1854, Journal of Discourses, Vol 2, page 82)

JESUS AND GOD ARE POLYGAMISTS

“…the Son followed the example of his Father, and became the great Bridegroom to whom kings daughters and many honorable Wives were to be married. We have also proved that both God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ inherit their wives in eternity as well as in time;…” (Mormon Apostle Orson Pratt, The Seer, page 172)


JESUS PERSECUTED AND CRUCIFIED BECAUSE HE WAS A POLYGAMIST

“The grand reason of the burst of public sentiment in anathemas upon Christ and his disciples, causing his crucifixion, was evidently based upon polygamy, according to the testimony of the philosophers who rose in that age. A belief in the doctrine of a plurality of wives caused the persecution of Jesus and his followers. We might almost think they were “Mormons.” (Jedediah M. Grant, Second Counselor to Brigham Young, the 3rd highest position in the Mormon Church, Journal of Discourses, Vol 1, page 346)


In conclusion, the above quotes show that the Doctrines of the Mormon Church concerning the birth of Jesus and who He was are as far apart as the east is from the west, when compared to the foundational teachings of Christianity! The above quotes show:

1. Jesus was not born of a virgin

2. Jesus’ birth was not a miracle

3. Jesus was not born in Bethlehem

4. Jesus was married at the wedding in Cana

5. Jesus was a polygamist and fathered children

6. Jesus was persecuted and crucified because he was a polygamist.


ARE THE ABOVE TWO PAGES OF QUOTES THE BIBLICAL JESUS OF CHRISTIANITY, WHOSE BIRTH WE CELEBRATE DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON; OR ARE THE ABOVE QUOTES THE FANTASY OF A FALSE RELIGION?

The emphasis in the above quotes are mine.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

NASA-Water on the Moon. How did Joseph and Brigham already know?

NASA has found water on the moon. Now we know how the Quakers have been surviving.

by Rocky Hulse

November 15, 2009

Today on Fox News scientist Michio Kaku discussed the recent discoveries of NASA’s Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). Launched on June 18th for an October 9th impact in the Cabeus crater, it appears the findings of the LCROSS mission confirms water on the moon. Just above the moon’s surface the LCROSS separated from the rocket booster which crashed into the Cabeus crater sending a debris plume more than six miles high; LCROSS then passed through the plume analyzing the debris field. The impact and subsequent analysis of the debris plume of the booster rocket and secondary analysis by earth instruments of LCROSS impacting the crater, have shown a 1% composition of water, in the form of ice crystals, of the lunar surface.
Over 150 years ago, the Founding Prophet of the Mormon Church, Joseph Smith, revealed to those of us without prophetic powers, that the moon was inhabited by people dressed like Quakers; now we know how these people have been getting their water. NASA’s work has just begun though, because Brigham Young, also a man whom Mormonism said had prophetic powers, said the sun was also inhabited. I’m wondering how the sun inhabitants keep their water from boiling.

The following quotes apply:

“Astronomers and philosophers have, from time almost immemorial until very recently, asserted that the moon was uninhabited, that it had no atmosphere, etc. But recent discoveries through the means of powerful telescopes, have given scientists a doubt or two upon the old theory.
“Nearly all the great discoveries of men in the last half century have, in one way or another, either directly or indirectly, contributed to prove Joseph Smith to be a Prophet.
“As far back as 1837, I know that he said the MOON WAS INHABITED by men and women the same as this earth, and that they lived to a greater age then we do, that they live generally to near the age of 1,000 years.
“He described the men as averaging near six feet in height, and dressing quite informally in something near the Quaker style.
“In my Patriarchal blessing, given by the father of Joseph the Prophet, in Kirkland, 1837, I was told that I should preach the gospel before I was 21 years of age; that I should preach the gospel to the inhabitants upon the islands of the sea, and to the INHABITANTS OF THE MOON, even the planet you can now behold with your eyes.”1 [emphasis mine]

“The INHABITANTS OF THE MOON are more of a uniform size than the inhabitants of earth, being about 6 feet in height.
“They dress very much like the Quaker style and are quite general in style, or fashion of dress.
“They live to be very old; coming generally, near a thousand years.
“This is the description of them as GIVEN BY JOSEPH THE SEER, and he could ‘See’ whatever he asked the father in the name of Jesus to see.”2 [emphasis mine]

“Who can tell us of the INHABITANTS of this little planet that shines of an evening called the MOON?...when you inquire about the INHABITANTS of that sphere you find that the most learned are as ignorant in regard to them as the ignorant of their fellows. So it is in regard to the INHABITANTS OF THE SUN. Do you think it is inhabited? I rather think it is. Do you think there is any life there? NO QUESTION OF IT; IT WAS NOT MADE IN VAIN.”3 [emphasis mine]

1 The Young Woman’s Journal, 1892, Vol 3, pp. 263-264
2 Journal of Oliver B. Huntington, Vol.3, page 166 of typed copy at Utah State Historical Society
3 Journal of Discourses, Vol 13, p. 271


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lying for the god of Mormonism




How can anyone rationalize deceptiveness by the LDS Church leaders? If they will teach their own missionaries to mislead the public, how can you trust anything the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) say?

Friday, October 23, 2009

So, What do we do with Glenn Beck?

by Rocky Hulse

May 2009

First let me say that, for the most part, I like Glenn Beck. I have occasionally listened to his radio program, and lately, I have seen his new TV show on Fox News. Again, for the most part, I like Glenn Beck. I agree with many of his conservative views; however, I have found myself in stark disagreement with his cavalier attitude towards TV evangelism, and Christianity. I have seen him mock TV evangelists and this very night as I have begun to write this newsletter, April 24, 2009, he was on the O’Reilly Factor, and couldn’t help but let his disdain for evangelicals show forth. He was talking about Senator Diane Feinstein, (D) California, and some questionable activities relating to her actions as a Senator and the benefit those actions may have made financially to her husband’s company. Glenn portrays to Bill O’Reilly that the benefit to Feinstein’s husband’s company is “a miracle.” Then Glenn throws his hands in the air, and in his best Southern drawl mockingly says “Halleluiah! Thank you, Jesus.”

IT’S NOT HIS FAULT, HE IS A MORMON.

Glenn’s apparent disdain towards evangelicals, is deeply embedded in the roots of Mormonism. The Mormon Church belief is that all other churches in the world are false and that only it, the Mormon Church, is true. All other churches are an “abomination” in Jesus’ eyes. The following is an excerpt from the article I wrote titled “In Defense of Christianity,” which is found on our website under the “Resources” drop down window at the top of the “Home,” page.

“The very beginning of the Mormon Church was, and continues to be, an all out attack on Christianity. The foundational belief of Mormonism from its inception is that all Christian Churches are wrong, all Christian Creeds are abomination in God’s eye and all professors of Christianity are corrupt.

BACKGROUND: Mormonism begins with Joseph Smith, the founding prophet and the “First Vision.” The “First Vision” story, as now told by the Mormon Church, is that Joseph Smith, born in Sharon, Vermont in 1805, was living in Palmyra, New York in the year 1820. There was a great excitement concerning religion happening in the Western New York area and Joseph was confused on which church he should join. The “official” version of the “First Vision” states that Joseph was reading in his Bible in the Book of James, chapter 1 verse 5: “If any of you lack wisdom let him ask God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” Joseph said “Never did any passage of scripture come with more power to the heart of man than this did at this time to mine.”

THE VISION: So, Joseph claims he retired to some woods near his home and knelt down and prayed. Joseph states that as he prayed a vision opened up to him:

16. …I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me.

17. It no sooner appeared than I found myself delivered from the enemy which held me bound. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other – This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!
18. My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the Personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right – and which I should join.

19. 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 in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt; that: “they draw near to me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me, they teach for doctrines the commandments of men, having a form of godliness, but they deny the power thereof.” (Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith 2:16-19, 1977)

The above quote comes from one of the books of the “Official” Mormon Canon, The Pearl of Great Price. This quote is part of Joseph Smith’s recounting of the “First Vision,” which is day one, hour one, minute one, second one, of Mormonism.

So, the first moment of Mormonism is an all out attack on the last six thousand years of Judeo-Christian history. The above passages are further broken down in Mormonism to state that Joseph said that the “Personages” were none other than God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ; and that the “Personage” who answered him in verse 19 was Jesus Christ himself. The all out attack is as follows: (1) In that one sentence of verse 19, Joseph Smith destroys all of known Christianity. In that sentence prior to the semi-colon, three major points are made: first – that all Christian churches are wrong; second – that all their creeds are an abomination; and third – that all professors of Christianity are corrupt. This effectively destroys all of Christianity in one sentence: he eliminates all Christian Churches by stating they are all wrong; he eliminates all Christian Theology by pronouncing Christian Creeds as an abomination; and he eliminates all Christians by saying that as a professor of Christianity they are corrupt. (2) Joseph Smith redefines God. For six thousand years the Judeo-Christian belief was in one God. In this “First Vision” Joseph Smith and Mormonism say that God the Father is a distinct individual with a body of flesh and bones and Jesus also is a distinct individual with a body of flesh and bones.” (from the article “In Defense of Christianity).

GLENN’S MORMON ARROGANCE

This belief by the Mormon Church that they are the only true “church” on the face of the earth, and all others are in error, a state of apostasy from the original truth which Joseph Smith restored to the earth beginning with the First Vision, develops in many Mormons an air of arrogance. I know – been there, done that, had it myself when I was a Mormon. Growing up in a staunch Mormon household, I remember well mocking so called “Christianity.” As a Mormon you are taught the “First Vision”; in fact, you cannot be baptized into the Mormon Church and become a member of it unless you profess your absolute belief in this “First Vision,” and Joseph Smith as a Prophet of God.

If you listen closely to Glenn Beck you will catch this Mormon arrogance towards all things “Christian.” Glenn tends to become emotional at times and has broken into tears on his program, more than once. To these episodes, I have heard him make belittling remarks about this by saying “I’m becoming a freaking Tele-Evangelist,” or “I’m turning into Tammy Faye Baker.” This plays directly to the Mormon idiom that all of Christianity is an abomination in Jesus’ eyes and is in a state of apostasy from the truth. Glenn just can’t help himself. If you listen close, he falls right into the Mormon habit of mocking all things Christian.

As I said, I saw this arrogance growing up in a staunch Mormon family. To this very day, I see this same thing when I am around my Mormon family and they are engaged in conversation.

BEWARE WHAT GLENN IS SELLING.

On March 24, 2009 I had to go pick up some items from District Headquarters. So, it’s about 9:00 or 10:00 AM, can’t remember exactly, but instead of being in class with my students, I was driving to HQ. The radio in my truck was on 740 AM, KTRH Houston, and none other than the “Glenn Beck Show” is on. I’m just driving along, half listening, not paying that much attention; in fact I can’t remember what topic was being discussed. What I do remember is Glenn Beck pushing a book titled “The Five Thousand Year Leap.” Glenn keeps going on and on about this book – pitching it numerous times in my 30-45 minute drive to HQ. He keeps giving out the title, and then he mentions the author: Cleon Skousen. The moment the author’s name left Glenn’s lips he had my full attention. Cleon Skousen is not a common name, and I knew it well from my Mormon upbringing.
W. Cleon Skousen is a Mormon writer and my father had many of his books and I read a couple of them when I was still a Mormon. In preparation for writing this newsletter, I did a little research and did a “google” search on Cleon Skousen. The top of the “google” search was a website that highlights “The Five Thousand Year Leap”; and wouldn’t you know it, the “Foreward” is written by a fellow that calls himself “Glenn Beck.” Small world, huh?

I completed my stop at HQ and got back in my truck and headed back to school. The Glenn Beck Show is still on the radio and Glenn takes a call from a female caller. She tells Glenn how he is her inspiration. Glenn quickly deflects her adulation and says (I’m paraphrasing here, this was a month ago on the radio): “Have you ever heard of Jon Huntsman? He’s my inspiration. In fact I called him and talked to him last night. Get his book “Winners Never Cheat.” Jon Huntsman is my inspiration; he’ll be your inspiration too.”
Who is Jon Huntsman? He is a devout Mormon who started his own chemical business and turned it into a major corporation. He is quite successful, and is a billionaire. His son, Jon Huntsman Jr, is the current Governor of Utah. He and Mitt Romney are being touted as Republican frontrunners in the 2012 Presidential campaign.

GLENN DRANK THE MORMON KOOL-AID!

The often mentioned reference to someone “drinking the Kool-Aid” comes from a misnomer of Jim Jones and the “Peoples Temple” in Jonestown, Guyana. On November 18. 1978 over 900 followers of Jim Jones committed mass suicide by drinking cyanide-laced grape flavored “Flavor Aid.” This incident is commonly used to depict someone who blindly follows a person or ideology, and is referenced as “Drinking the Kool-Aid.”

Glenn Beck self-describes his “Drinking the Mormon Kool-Aid,” in a You-Tube video: “LDS (Mormon) Church. Glenn Beck on Mormonism.” The Video is 8:24 in length; I recommend you watch it. Below, I have transcribed the interview where Glenn is talking about how he became a Mormon. He was invited to go to a Mormon Church service, and I’ll pick up the dialogue:

“So we went, and my daughter who has cerebral palsy went. And, the kids weren’t digging the whole church tour thing. We were walking out and my daughter said, “Can we come back there?” My wife and I stopped in our tracks and said “What?” And my daughter said “it just feels so warm inside.” So, we started to go, “We figured, OK, the kids like it.”

It was about six months later that I was sitting in a meeting and one of the guys I had dubbed “The amazing plastic man,” because he was the happiest guy to ever meet us. He was like, hey, the first time he met us, “I just love you so much.” I was like, “Just give it a rest brother, you’ll hate me in 10 minutes, please.” I spent my whole life hating me. He was talking in Sunday School and he was talking about the concept, that I’d never heard before, of Zion. And he said, “How does this happen? How do we get there?” (Remember in Mormonism, Zion refers to the New Jerusalem that will be set up at the Second Coming of Christ in Independence, Missouri. Mormons believe they will live there in Zion and live a utopian life during the Millennium where they will conduct their temple ceremonies and thereby provide the means to give all men eternal life.) And he said, (Glenn chokes up here) it’s still a powerful memory, he said, “The only way this happens is if I truly love you and you truly love me. And, we may not agree with each other, but we love each other.”

And I realized he was the most genuine person I’d ever met. And it was then that I thought, “I don’t care if there’s Kool-Aid down in the basement, I’m drinking it! Cause I want to be like that, you know. I want to be able to, um, genuinely love someone the first time I met them. What a great goal that is. And that’s what really changed our life.”

These are Glenn’s words not mine. In the words printed above, or if you watch the video, you’ll clearly see what Mormonism is all wrapped up in: A warm feeling, and pushing the family. Don’t get me wrong, family ties and strength is a wonderful thing, a Biblical thing; however, Jesus Christ saves you, not family. No where do you hear Jesus Christ as the factor of change. Why? Because Jesus wasn’t the catalyst of change – it was a warm feeling; it was a concept of the utopia of Zion.

To emphasize this point, there is a second video on You Tube that you should go watch: “Glenn Beck on Mormon (LDS) Church President Hinckley.” This video is an excerpt from the January 28, 2008 Glenn Beck Show on CNN. The previous day the 15th Prophet of the Mormon Church, Gordon B. Hinckley, had passed away at the age of 97. Glenn was paying a tribute to President Hinckley. He recounts that his daughter came to his room the night before and told him of their Prophet’s passing.

“I surprised myself. I wasn’t sad. It was a warm feeling. I just thought of a great man finally being reunited with his sweet, sweet wife.”

This video is 2:48 in length and never does Glenn talk about this “great man, a Prophet of God,” seeing/meeting/talking to Jesus. No, it’s all about reuniting with his wife. Mormonism is all about warm feelings and family. Mormonism’s center is not on Jesus Christ.

So, back to the original question “What do we do with Glenn Beck?” We need to follow the counsel of Mt 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

In dealing with Glenn Beck we need to be wise. We, Christians need to be educated. Those whom he supports and pushes, those books he pushes – find out if they are Mormon. Glenn has, and will continue to support Mormons in his TV and radio programs – he can’t help it; it’s what Mormons are programmed to do.
For those who have never read my book: “When Salt Lake City Calls,” I highly recommend you buy it, read it, and keep it handy for reference. “When Salt Lake City Calls,” clearly defines in much greater detail than I can in this short newsletter, that Mormons are bound by oath and covenant of absolute obedience to their mortal leaders – Mormons have truly drunk the “Kool-Aid” of Mormonism and give complete allegiance to it.
Am I telling you not to listen or watch Glenn Beck? No, I’m not. He does an excellent job at bringing forth conservative issues of concern. I’m saying, watch him wisely; be an informed listener/viewer.

If you have any questions about who he is promoting or the books he may be promoting, do some research. Be that informed person; be wise as serpents!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

ATTENDING THE 'COMMEMORATION OF THE RETURN OF THE SURVIVING CHILDREN"

Attending the “Commemoration of Return of Surviving Children”

Friday, September 18, 2009

Helen and I had the privilege of attending the commemoration events remembering the return of the surviving children from the Mountain Meadows Massacre which occurred on September 11, 1857. It was almost two years after the event before the U.S. Government became aware of this horrific event and attempted to find out what had happened. The leaders of the Mormon Church stymied the investigation and refused to cooperate. They knew what had happened and who was involved, and yet they did nothing. Not only did they not take action against their own members that they knew had committed this heinous act, they conspired against the United States Governments’ efforts to bring the guilty parties to justice.
Only through the extraordinary efforts of the U.S. Army and U.S. Government Indian Agent Jacob Forney were the 17 surviving children recovered, and eventually returned to family members back in Arkansas. The children were given a full military escort from Southwestern Utah back to the Old Yell Lodge in Carrollton, Arkansas, arriving on September 18, 1859.
Friday night, September 18, 2009, Helen and I arrived about a half hour late to the buffet dinner at the Old Yell Lodge (weather and bad roads slowed us down just a bit, and perhaps misjudging the time to drive almost 600 miles from Austin). It was great to see many of those in attendance that we had met and made friends with back in August and September 2007. During that time, we did three programs on our TV show, “Truth Outreach,” with the Mountain Meadows Massacre Foundation leadership about this American history atrocity; and then we went out to Mountain Meadows, Utah for the 150th Commemoration of the Massacre. The various relatives related to those who perished in that infamous massacre on that fateful day, are just regular folks that love their families and life in general. Helen and I have enjoyed our friendship with these folks and their down home hospitality.
The buffet was great and we truly enjoyed socializing with those in attendance. When dinner was over, Dr. Shannon Novak, a forensic anthropologist spoke about what research on the bones of those who lived in the 1800’s around the country has shown; mainly, that those who lived in the Ozarks in that time period were healthier than many of their countrymen who lived in urban areas and other locals around the nation.
Dr. Novak was able to do a brief analysis of some of the victims of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. In the Summer of 1999, while the Mormon Church was trying to prove how much they cared about the fact that they murdered over 120 innocent men, women, and children on September 11, 1857, by constructing a small monument at Mountain Meadows, Utah, a backhoe that was to begin the earthmoving required in the construction, unearthed thousands of bones, and bone fragments of the victims of the Massacre. Dr. Novak was asked to do the analysis of these bones. Her first hand knowledge of these deceased people, through her scientific work, is invaluable, and I truly enjoyed the information she shared.
Unfortunately for the families of these victims of the massacre, instead of allowing the bones to be fully analyzed, the Mormon Church flexed its power and had the Mormon Governor, Michael Leavitt, order the bones to be turned back over to the Mormon Church. The Mormon Church quickly had the bones placed in an enclosure in the newly constructed monument where they can’t be touched. This is why the Mormon Church has bought up all the property associated with the massacre. As long as they control who has access to the evidence, then they can control the story, which allows them, after all these years, to continue to protect Brigham Young, the Mormon Prophet who all the evidence points to as ordering this massacre.

A quilt will make it all better!

The next speaker was Barbara Brown, a Mormon, who was the editor of the book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows” written by three Mormon historians, and critically reviewed as biased to the Mormon explanation of its role in this massacre; this book has been heavily criticized because it fails to mention the 150 year cover-up of the complicity of the Mormon Church in this terrible event.
I must admit, I had a very difficult time listening to what she had to say. I view any, and all, statements about the Massacre made by any Mormon Church spokesperson with complete skepticism. The Mormon Church leadership ordered this murder and for 150 years the Mormon Church has engaged in a campaign of damage control trying to deny its role in this event. For years the “official” Mormon Church explanation was that the “Indians” did it. As, I have previously said above, the Mormon Church has actively engaged in a deceptive cover up.
Barbara Brown unveiled a quilt that she initiated between her family and family members of those massacred. I found the offering to be nothing other than a distraction to the massacre family members. The massacre family members don’t need a quilt, they need the Mormon Church to do the right thing and turn the killing field over to the Federal Government so it can become a National Battlefield Park. I am not a massacre family member, just a friend of the Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation (MMMF), and in my opinion the Foundation should tell the Mormons to “Keep your quilt, give us back our ancestors!”
Recently another mass grave may have been located on the Northern edges of Mountain Meadows. Scott Fancher, a direct descendant of the Massacre, asked Barbara Brown about the Mormon Church acquiring that property. The answer was evasive and disingenuous. Barbara Brown stated that the location is on private property and the owners do not want to sell. What a bunch of hooey. All the Mormon Church has to do is contact these Mormons and tell them the “Prophet” wants them to sell the property to the Church. As my book “When Salt Lake City Calls,” clearly and methodically lays out, a Mormon cannot refuse such a command from the person they believe speaks for God on earth: the Mormon Prophet. Even if the owner did not want to sell at current market prices, the Mormon Church, worth over 60 Billion dollars, could offer 10 times the value of the property and make it happen (10 times the price isn’t a penny in the Mormon Church’s multi-million/billion dollar yearly budget). So, who is the Mormon Church trying to kid here?

State Government Support & Auction

Arkansas State Government Senator Randy Laverty took the floor after Barbara Brown and talked about his support of the MMMF. He is to be commended for truly supporting the Foundation and the families of the Massacre victims. Scott Fancher presented Senator Laverty with a letter of commendation from the Foundation for his sustained superior support of the Foundation.
The night continued with a fund-raising auction of items donated to the cause. The President of MMMF, Phil Bolinger, is an auctioneer, and presided over the auction. He is really a down home funny guy and the auction was great fun.
Helen and I donated six of my books to the MMMF auction; a small contribution to a great cause and organization. Between autographing the books, I raised my hand a few times and bought a few things – all-in-all, it was an enjoyable time.

Saturday, September 19, 2009, the Reenactment

A rainy, dreary day was the setting for the Commemoration of the “Return of Surviving Children.” Helen and I got a little wet as we photographed and filmed the two horse drawn wagons filled with children in period dress as they re-enacted the return of the 17 surviving children.
The re-enactment wagons began at the Old Yell Lodge, Carrollton, Arkansas, and proceeded to a park a short distance away for the commemoration ceremony. It’s hard to imagine the feelings of those family members so long ago as they came to take home these poor orphaned children. Obviously joy that these children survived, all the while grieving beyond measure at the loss of those 120 souls who were so brutally murdered by order of Mormon leaders.
Bob Fancher, another direct descendant of those massacred, Emceed the event. He read the names of the surviving children and a brief description of what we know of their lives. It was hard to sit there in the audience and listen to names and some of the events surrounding these poor children. What a tragedy this was.
Helen and I will continue to support MMMF in their quest to honor their deceased relatives and to achieve Federal Stewardship of the Massacre site. To this day, those massacred still lie in mass graves on the ground where they were murdered, and the family must rely on the party guilty of the murders, the Mormon Church, to have any access to their own murdered kin.
There is no incident in American History as diabolical as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, which is still unresolved, 152 years later. The only reason that this tragedy is still unresolved is that the Mormon Church does not want the truth to come out about their complicity in this event; plain and simple, the Mormon Church continues to hide the truth!


Next year in Tulare


The next annual meeting of the Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation will be in Tulare, California. This is Helen’s home town. The wagon train was headed to Tulare from Arkansas when it was ambushed and massacred by direction of the Mormon Church leadership in Southwestern Utah at Mountain Meadows. We are already making plans to go out and attend that meeting next year.
For those who have done some research on the Mountain Meadows Massacre, you are aware of Frank Kirkman’s outstanding website: www.1857massacre.com. Frank is a direct descendant of the victims of the massacre. He has done volumes of research and has put together a website second to none on this tragic event. Frank and his lovely wife, Diane, have become very dear friends of ours.
We had the opportunity to spend some time with them at the 150th Year Commemoration of the Return of the Children. We stayed at the same hotel. Frank bought a pie at the auction Friday night and we shared that coconut cream pie in our room over lots of conversation and laughter.
Helen and Frank work together on our respective websites and they share information back and forth. Frank has been very gracious to advertise my book on his website. I believe many of the questions about how the Mountain Meadows Massacre could have happened are answered in the pages of my book.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mormonism’s influence in the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping. Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?

Elizabeth Smart on Thursday Oct 1, 2009 took the witness stand for the first time against one of her accused kidnappers, Brian David Mitchell. However, what do we know of the Mormon influence on this evil man?

July 2003
by Rocky Hulse



What, if any, was Mormonism’s role in the Elizabeth Smart abduction and captivity? Helen and I celebrate Elizabeth’s return home and look to the justice system of our great nation to dole out justice mete for this horrible crime.

When the initial reports began coming in, detailing the events of Elizabeth’s return, Helen and I began to notice certain statements that, if you know and understand Mormon Doctrine, seemed to parallel Mormonism. The initial reports identified Brian David Mitchell as a “street preacher” and religious fanatic. We speculated whether or not Mitchell was a Mormon. Within just a few days, Mitchell was identified as an excommunicated Mormon. We found it interesting those initial reports coming from Salt Lake City had called Mitchell a “street preacher” when they knew he was ex-Mormon. Mormons do not use the term “preacher” when referring to their own organization; rather, it has been used as a term of derision in their past against Christianity. It appears the Mormon Public Relations machine was at work trying to divert attention away from the Church.

Utah’s “dirty little secret,” polygamy, has reared its ugly head again in a terrible scenario. The news has reported with evidence outlined in the “Manifesto” Mitchell wrote called “The Book of Immanuel David Isaiah,” of a polygamy connection. There is no doubt at this point that Mitchell abducted Elizabeth to make her a polygamous wife. Mitchell identifies himself as a Mormon Fundamentalist. Polygamy and Mormon Fundamentalism are synonymous.

“The Fundamentalists are a splinter group of Latter-day Saints which sprung up in the last few years in opposition to the Manifesto issued by President Wilford Woodruff. They hold to the teachings of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young without deviation, and still believe in the teaching and literal practice of polygamy. Some of them have been tried in the civil courts for violating the law against polygamous marriage, which law was enacted by congress and accepted by the authorities of all other branches of Latter-day Saints.”1

The “Manifesto” that ended polygamy was issued by the 4th President of the Mormon Church, Wilford Woodruff, in 1890. Fundamentalist Mormons believe they are living true Mormonism. The official revelation on polygamy is contained in the Mormon canonical book titled “The Doctrine and Covenants.” The revelation has never been removed, and is there today, listed as Section 132. It states the following in verse 1: “Verily, thus saith the Lord unto you my servant Joseph, that inasmuch as you have inquired of my hand to know and understand wherein I, the Lord, justified my servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as also Moses, David and Solomon, my servants, as touching the principle and doctrine of their having many wives and concubines—” (emphasis mine).

This revelation starts out as “thus saith the Lord.” According to Joseph Smith and the Mormon Church, since this revelation is still present in their scripture, polygamy is a direct commandment from the Lord himself. This revelation is 66 verses long and clearly lays out the Mormon Doctrine of Polygamy.

Verse 4 of this Mormon revelation tells us what happens if Mormons don’t obey this commandment: “For behold, I reveal unto you a new and an everlasting covenant; and if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned; for no one can reject this covenant and be permitted to enter into my glory.” (emphasis mine) This verse calls this doctrine “a new and an everlasting covenant” that must be followed or the Mormon will be “damned.” The wording is clear: everlasting means forever; and, if this revelation is not followed the Mormon is “damned.”

The Mormon Church stopped practicing polygamy only because it was trying to become a state and polygamy was against the laws of the United States. On September 24, 1890, Wilford Woodruff the 4th Prophet of the Mormon Church issued what was called the “Manifesto,” advising Mormons not to practice polygamy. Now remember, the revelation to Joseph Smith from “the Lord” instituting polygamy began with “thus saith the Lord.” Contrast the “Manifesto,” by Wilford Woodruff, which ends polygamy, beginning with “To Whom it may Concern:” No wonder there is confusion in Mormondom.

The “Manifesto,” which ended polygamy in Mormonism, really isn’t that long, being only five paragraphs in length. The first three paragraphs are simply a denial that any polygamous marriages are being conducted or condoned. The remaining two paragraphs make statements that the Mormons won’t practice polygamy any longer: “Inasmuch as laws have been enacted by Congress forbidding plural marriages, which laws have been pronounced constitutional by the court of last resort, I hereby declare my intention to submit to those laws, and to use my influence with the members of the Church over which I preside to have them do likewise.”2 (emphasis mine)

The wording here is key: “I hereby declare my intention,” and “use my influence.” The “Manifesto” opens with “To Whom it may Concern.” The issuing Mormon Prophet, Wilford Woodruff, says it’s his intention and he will use his influence. Joseph Smith’s original prophecy says “thus saith the Lord” and “if ye abide not that covenant, then are ye damned.”

The last paragraph of the “Official Declaration,” or “Manifesto” says: “There is nothing in my teachings to the Church or in those of my associates, during the time specified, which can be reasonably construed to inculcate or encourage polygamy; and when any Elder of the Church has used language which appeared to convey any such teaching, he has been promptly reproved. And I now publicly declare that my advice to the Latter-day Saints is to refrain from contracting any marriage forbidden by the law of the land.”3 (emphasis mine)

Notice the wording in this last paragraph: “I now publicly declare my advice,” and “to refrain.” It is easy to see why the Mormon Church has so many spin off groups and an underground that is practicing polygamy. Those splinter groups are simply looking at the facts of the case and are declaring that the 4th Prophet of the Mormon Church had no power, or authority, to overrule a direct prophecy from the Lord; certainly not with wording of “it is my intention,” or “my advice,” compared to Joseph Smith saying “thus saith the Lord.”

Brigham Young, the 2nd Mormon Prophet, said: “The only men who become Gods, even the Sons of God, are those who enter into polygamy. Others attain unto a glory and may even be permitted to come into the presence of the Father and the Son; but they cannot reign as kings in glory, because they had blessings offered unto them, and they refused to accept them.”4 (emphasis mine)

The Fundamentalist Mormons are an embarrassment to the Mormon Church proper; however, within the context of Mormon Doctrine, they, the Fundamentalists, are right. Do not misconstrue what I am saying here: Within the context of Christianity and the laws of the United States, polygamy is wrong; however, within the context of Mormon Doctrine and Mormon historical teachings, polygamy is right. Herein lies the problem that the Mormon Church faces: (1) Agree with the Fundamentalists, thereby acknowledging that the 4th Mormon Prophet was in error, which absolutely undermines the “line of authority” teaching of the Church, or (2) Disagree with the Fundamentalists, stating that polygamy is no longer a doctrine, opening the door of criticism which points out the contradictions in Mormon scriptures.

The Mormon Church has chosen the latter, once again showing the contradiction of Mormonism. The Mormon Church proclaims Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. The Mormon Church also proclaims that Wilford Woodruff was a Prophet of God, and was the 4th in a line of succession, after Brigham Young and John Taylor. Yet, 46 years after Joseph Smith’s death, Wilford Woodruff contradicts Joseph’s “thus saith the Lord,” with “it’s my intention,” and “my advice” to you is not to practice polygamy. Wilford Woodruff not only contradicts Joseph Smith, but also his successor, Brigham Young, who, as stated above, clearly preached that men cannot become Gods unless they practice polygamy. The Mormon Church cannot have it both ways; either the Fundamentalists are right, or Joseph Smith was a false prophet. Which is it? The Mormon Church is obviously caught between a rock and a hard place.

The Mormon Church chooses to deal with this dilemma by ignoring the embarrassment of Fundamentalist Mormon polygamy going on around them. Utah, which is 73% Mormon5, does not actively prosecute polygamy; to do so, would bring attention to the contradictions of Mormon Doctrine. Thus, Utah’s “dirty little secret,” polygamy, is alive and well. The Chicago Tribune reports “Government officials guess that the number of polygamists in Utah ranges from 30,000 to 50,000.”6

While listening to, and reading the news reports, Helen and I picked up on 12 parallels to Mormon Doctrine:



1. 49 Wives

2. “The Manifesto” or “The Book of

Immanuel David Isaiah”

3. “Lost Blessing of Polygamy”

4. New Names

5. Name “Remnant Who Will Return”

6. “Chosen-ness”

7. Brian Mitchell Descendant of Joseph

Smith

8. “True Church”

9. Brian Mitchell a “Prophet”

10. “Special Authority”

11. “Call to Repentance”

12. “Knew Him Not”



These items may not mean much to most people as they read past them; however, if you understand Mormonism, and put these items together, there are simply too many parallels here to call them coincidental. Each of these items will be addressed in order:



Parallel (1) “49 Wives” and Parallel (2) “The Manifesto” will be covered together. Brian Mitchell in his 27 page “Manifesto” calls his wife Wanda Barzee the “most cherished angel” who is to “take into thy heart and home seven times seven sisters,…” Of course

7 X 7 = 49. What is so special about the number 49? This is the number of wives Joseph Smith had when he was killed in 1844. Coincidence? When taken alone it probably would be; but, when all these items are laid end to end, one must ask the question: Is this coincidental or mirroring Mormonism?

The statement about the “seven times seven sisters,” comes from a document that Brian Mitchell called “The Book of Immanuel David Isaiah” and is referred to as “The Manifesto.” The term “Manifesto” is the name given by the Mormon Church to the statement by the 4th Mormon Prophet, Wilford Woodruff, to rescind polygamy in 1890. Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel number (3) “Lost Blessing of Polygamy”, as reported by the Chicago Tribune on March 22, 2003, “Mitchell, once a devout Mormon, was expelled from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last year vowing to restore the “lost blessing” of polygamy.”7 Section 132 of the Mormon scripture, The Doctrine and Covenants, still exists in their canon today and is the Mormon “Revelation” on polygamy and states:

“For all who will have a blessing at my hands shall abide the law which was appointed for that blessing, and the conditions thereof, as were instituted from before the foundation of the world.”8 Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel number (4) “New Names.” Associated Press reporter, Rebecca Boone, provides information on the “new names” that Mitchell gave to himself and his troop:

Brian Mitchell – Immanuel David Isaiah

Wanda Barzee – Hephzibah Eladah Isaiah

Elizabeth Smart – Shear Jashub Isaiah9

Brian Mitchell was a “Stake High Councilor” and a “Temple Worker” prior to his excommunication from the Mormon Church.10 In the Mormon Temple Ceremony, right after the “washing” and “anointing” and receiving the “garment of the Holy Priesthood,” patrons are given a “new name.” Mormonism’s Temple Ceremony provides new sacred names as part of the ceremony. Brian Mitchell, having been a Temple Worker, knew this concept well, giving himself and followers new names. Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel number (5) Name “Remnant Who Will Return”. Brian Mitchell told his attorney that he wanted to rename Elizabeth, “Remnant Who Will Return.”11 Mormonism teaches “After this vision closed, the heavens were again opened unto us; and Moses appeared before us , and committed unto us the keys of the gathering of Israel from the four parts of the earth, and the leading of the ten tribes from the land of the north.”12 “This great gathering will take place under the direction of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,…”13 With the Mormon teaching of the return of the “Lost Tribes” under the direction of the Prophet of the Church, is it a foreign idea to come up with a name of ‘Remnant Who Will Return?’ Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel (6) “Chosen-ness” and (7) Brian Mitchell Descendant of Joseph Smith, will be looked at together. Deseret News Religion Editor, Carrie Moore, says that Mitchell proclaimed himself a “prophet chosen by God,” and entertained “Such grandiose notions of “chosen-ness”’.14 Mormon Apostle Bruce R. McConkie states “The elect of God comprise a very select group, an inner circle of faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…To gain this elect status they must be endowed in the temple of the Lord (D. & C. 95:8), enter into that “order of the priesthood” named “the new and everlasting covenant of marriage”…”15 Once again the “new and everlasting covenant” rears its ugly head. Mormon writers R. Wayne Shute, Monte S. Nyman, and Randy L. Bott lay out very clearly in their book “Ephraim: Chosen of the Lord” that the Mormon people believe that they are Jews of the tribe of Ephraim and that Doctrine and Covenants Section 113 identifies Joseph Smith as a direct descendant of Jesus Christ. By Mitchell identifying himself as a descendant of Joseph Smith16 he is also, by Mormon definition, a direct descendant of Jesus Christ. Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel (8) “True Church.” The Mormon Church teaches that they are the only true church on the face of the earth. President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., First Counselor in the First Presidency of Mormon Prophet David O. McKay said: “My brothers and sisters, fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the only true Church on the face of the earth at this time…”17 Mitchell claimed in his “Manifesto” his sect is the “true and living Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in it’s (sic) purified and exalted state.”18 Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel (9) “Prophet.” Joseph Smith called himself a prophet, and has always been identified as such by the Mormon Church. Jennifer Dobner, Deseret News Staff Writer, speaking of Mitchell’s “Manifesto” says, “In it, he claims to be chosen by God as a prophet along the lines of Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith Jr.”19 Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel (10) “Special Authority.” Mormon Apostle Orson Pratt said “But who in this generation have authority to baptize? None but those who have received authority in the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints: all other churches are entirely destitute of all authority from God;…”20 Deseret News Staff Writer, Jennifer Dobner said Mitchell “wants to be a modern prophet. To carry on what Joseph Smith and Brigham Young did. (Fundamentalists) all want to feel like they have holy blood. They all form some kind of delusion along those lines to give them special authority.”21 Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel (11) “Call to repentance.” Mormonism claims that there is no salvation outside the Mormon Church (If it had not been for Joseph Smith and the restoration, there would be no salvation. There is no salvation outside The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)22 and that all of Christianity is fallen, that all Christian Creeds are an abomination and all their professors are corrupt (19. 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 in his sight; that those professors were all corrupt…).23 Brian Mitchell believes the Mormon Church has fallen into a state of apostasy because they are not practicing the fundamental teachings of Mormonism. “Like other fundamentalists, Mitchell calls for repentance and sacrifice—especially from those in the LDS Church, of which he was once a member.”24 Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Parallel (12) “They knew him not.” Brian Mitchell said in his “Manifesto”: “And I, the Lord God, hid up my true servant Immanuel in the wilderness, and he is in their midst and they knew him not.”25 A famous quote of Joseph Smith is, “You don't know me: you never knew my heart. No man knows my history. I cannot tell it: I shall never undertake it. I don't blame any one for not believing my history. If I had not experienced what I have, I could not have believed it myself.”26 A portion of the above quote, “No man knows my history,” became the title of a biography of Joseph Smith’s life written by Fawn M. Brodie. Of note, Ms. Brodie was the niece of the ninth Mormon Prophet David O. McKay and believed her research and book would be of great use to her beloved Church. Her efforts were rewarded by her excommunication from the Mormon Church. Brian Mitchell says “They knew him not.” The most prominent biography ever written about Joseph Smith is titled by one of his most famous quotes “No man knows my history.” Coincidence, or mirroring Mormonism?



Judge for yourself; are all of these parallels coincidence. I’m not a mathematician; however, the mathematical odds are significant that 12 parallels are not coincidental.



There is no doubt that this guy was a nut case and an evil man; but where did he get his ideas? I think there are simply too many coincidences here. Yes, this guy acted on his own; however, what fueled the fanaticism? The above parallels clearly point to the teachings of the Mormon Church. If the Mormon Church would simply open its archives and allow the truth to be told about Joseph Smith, the Fundamentalist and Mormons alike would see that he was a false prophet and that polygamy is a false teaching. Polygamy is not Christian, in fact, it is anti-Christian! The teaching that polygamy is required to become a God is grossly anti-Christian. God is God and man is not! Man will never become a God!! Period!!! Mormonism is a religion, but it is not a Christian religion. Mormons are sincere people, but they are sincerely deceived. We need to understand their teachings so we can prevent our family and friends from joining this false religion and so we can witness to them and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.



1 Mormonism and Inspiration, p. 363

2 Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declaration,

paragraph 4

3 Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declaration,

paragraph 5

4 Journal of Discourses, Vol. 11, p. 269

5 Church News, week ending November 9, 2002,

pg 8

6 “Kidnapping of Smart stirs polygamy concern”

Judith Graham, Mar 22, 2003

7 Ibid

8 Doctrine and Covenants Section 132:5

9 “Elizabeth Smart’s abductor considers her his

wife” Rebecca Moore, Mar 17, 2003

10 Sunstone, May 2003, pg 72

11 “Elizabeth Smart’s abductor considers her his

wife” Rebecca Moore, Mar 17, 2003

12 Doctrine and Covenants Section 110:11

13 Mormon Doctrine pg 458

14 “From faith to fanatic delusion” Carrie Moore,

Mar 16, 2003

15 “Elect of God” Mormon Doctrine, pp 217-218

16 “Cousin may have been a target” Pat Reavy,

Deseret News, Mar 15, 2003

17 Conference Report, October 1960 p. 87

18 “Cousin may have been a target” Pat Reavy,

Deseret News, Mar 15, 2003

19 “Manifesto focuses on plural wives” Jennifer

Dobner, March 15, 2003

20 The Seer, p. 255

21 “Manifesto focuses on plural wives” Jennifer

Dobner, March 15, 2003

22 Mormon Doctrine, pg 670, 1958

23 Pearl of Great Price, Joseph Smith 2:19, 1820

24 Deseret News “Manifesto focuses on plural

wives” Jennifer Dobner, March 15, 2003

25 Ibid

26 Journal of Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 11

Thursday, September 24, 2009

150th Commemoration of the Return of Surviving Children




Friday, September 18, 2009
Helen and I had the privilege of attending the commemoration events remembering the return of the surviving children from Mountain Meadows Massacre which occurred on September 11, 1857. It was almost two years after the event before the U.S. Government was made aware of this horrific event and attempted to find out what had happened. The leaders of the Mormon Church stymied the investigation and refused to cooperate. They knew what had happened and who was involved, and yet they did nothing.
Only through the extraordinary efforts of the U.S. Army and U.S. Government Indian Agent Jacob Forney were the 17 surviving children recovered, and eventually returned to family members back in Arkansas. The children were given a full military escort from Southern Utah back to the Old Yell Lodge in Carrollton, Arkansas, arriving on September 18, 1859.
Friday night, September 18, 2009, Helen and I arrived about a half hour late to the buffet dinner at the Old Yell Lodge (weather and bad roads slowed us down just a bit, and perhaps misjudging the time to drive almost 600 miles from Austin). It was great to see many of those in attendance that we had met and made friends with back in August and September 2007. During that time, we did three programs on our TV show, “Truth Outreach,” with the Mountain Meadows Massacre Foundation leadership about this American history atrocity; and then we went out to Mountain Meadows, Utah for the 150th Commemoration of the Massacre. The various relatives related to those who perished in that infamous massacre on that fateful day, are just regular folks that love their families and life in general. Helen and I have enjoyed our friendship with these folks and their down home hospitality.
The buffet was great and we truly enjoyed socializing with those in attendance. When dinner was over, Dr. Shannon Novak, a forensic anthropologist spoke about what research on the bones of those who lived in the 1800’s around the country has shown; mainly, that those who lived in the Ozarks in that time period were healthier than many of their countrymen who lived in urban areas and other locals around the nation. Dr. Novak was able to do a brief analysis of some of the victims of the Mountain Meadows Massacre. In the Summer of 1999, while the Mormon Church was proving how much they cared about the fact that they murdered over 120 innocent men, women, and children on September 11, 1857, by constructing a small monument at Mountain Meadows, Utah, a backhoe that was to begin the earthmoving required in the construction, unearthed thousands of bones, and bone fragments of the victims of the Massacre. Dr. Novak was asked to do the analysis of these bones. Her first hand knowledge of these deceased people, through her scientific work, is invaluable, and I truly enjoyed the information she shared.
The next speaker was Barbara Brown, a Mormon, who was the editor of the book “Massacre at Mountain Meadows” written by three Mormon historians, and critically reviewed as biased to the Mormon explanation of its role in this massacre; this book has been heavily criticized because it fails to mention the 150 year cover-up of the complicity of the Mormon Church in this terrible event.
I must admit, I had a very difficult time listening to what she had to say. I view any, and all, statements about the Massacre made by any Mormon Church spokesperson with complete skepticism. The Mormon Church leadership ordered this murder and for 150 years has engaged in a campaign of damage control trying to deny its role in this event. For years the “official” Mormon Church explanation was that the “Indians” did it.
Barbara Brown unveiled a quilt that she initiated between her family and family members of those massacred. I found the offering to be nothing other than a distraction to the family members. The family members don’t need a quilt, they need the Mormon Church to do the right thing and turn the killing field over to the Federal Government so it can become a National Battlefield Park. I am not a family member, just a friend of the Mountain Meadows Monument Foundation (MMMF), and in my opinion the Foundation should tell the Mormons to: Keep your quilt, give us back our ancestors!
Recently another mass grave may have been located on the Northern edges of the Meadow. Scott Fancher, a direct descendant of the Massacre, asked Barbara Brown about acquiring that property. The answer was evasive and disingenuous. Barbara Brown stated that the location is on private property and the owners do not want to sell. What a bunch of hooey. All the Mormon Church has to do is contact these Mormons and tell them the “Prophet” wants them to sell the property to the Church. As my book “When Salt Lake City Calls,” clearly shows, a Mormon cannot refuse such a command from the person they believe speaks for God on earth. Even if the owner did not want to sell at current market prices, the Mormon Church, worth over 60 Billion dollars, could offer 10 times the value of the property and make it happen (10 times the price isn’t a penny in the Mormon Church’s multi-million/billion dollar yearly budget). So, who is the Mormon Church trying to kid here?
Arkansas State Government Senator Randy Laverty took the floor after Barbara Brown and talked about his support of the MMMF. He is to be commended for truly supporting the Foundation and the families of the Massacre victims. Scott Fancher presented Senator Laverty with a letter of commendation from the Foundation for his sustained superior support of the Foundation.
The night continued with a fund-raising auction of items donated to the cause. The President of MMMF, Phil Bolinger, is an auctioneer, and presided over the auction. He is really a down home funny guy and the auction was great fun.


Saturday, September 19, 2009


A rainy, dreary day was the setting for the Commemoration of the “Return of Surviving Children.” Helen and I got a little wet as we photographed and filmed the two horse drawn wagons filled with children in period dress as they re-enacted the return of the 17 surviving children.
The re-enactment wagons began at the Old Yell Lodge, Carrollton, Arkansas, and proceeded to a park a short distance away for the commemoration ceremony. It’s hard to imagine the feelings of those family members so long ago as they came to take home these poor orphaned children. Obviously joy that these children survived, all the while grieving beyond measure at the loss of those 120 souls who were so brutally murdered by order of Mormon leaders.
Bob Fancher, another direct descendant of those massacred, Emceed the event. He read the names of the surviving children and a brief description of what we know of their lives. It was hard to sit there in the audience and listen to names and some of the events surrounding these poor children. What a tragedy this was.
Helen and I will continue to support MMMF in their quest to honor their deceased relatives and to achieve Federal Stewardship of the Massacre site. To this day, those massacred still lie in mass graves on the ground where they were murdered, and the family must rely on the party guilty of the murders, the Mormon Church, to have any access to their own murdered kin.
There is no incident in American History as diabolical as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, which is still unresolved, 152 years later. The only reason that this tragedy is still unresolved is that the Mormon Church does not want the truth to come out about their complicity in this event; plain and simple, the Mormon Church continues to hide the truth!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

REMEMBERING THE RETURN OF THE SURVIVING CHILDREN OF THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

REMEMBERING THE RETURN OF THE SURVIVING CHILDREN FROM THE MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE 150 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH



Those who have followed Helen and my ministry since we began in January of 2002, know that we have been very faithful at reporting on the atrocity of the massacre at Mountain Meadows on America’s First 9/11, September 11, 1857. This initial act of terrorism, by Americans, against Americans, stands in a class all its own in sheer brutality, deceitfulness, and human depravity.

For those who may not be aware of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, I highly recommend spending some time on Frank Kirkman’s Website www.1857massacre.com. Frank and Diane Kirkman have become very close friends of Helen and me. The Captain of the ill fated wagon train at Mountain Meadows, Alexander Fancher, had a brother named John, with whom he had established a ranch in Tulare County California; the destination of this wagon train. John Fancher was Frank Kirkman’s Great-Great-Great Grandfather.

Two years ago, September 11, 2007, Helen and I had the privilege attending the ceremony commemorating the 150th year since the dastardly massacre occurred on September 11, 1857. This was just prior to my book, “When Salt Lake City Calls,” was published, November 2007, in which I dedicated Chapter 9, to this horrific event.

Helen and I will again have the privilege of joining the descendants of this tragic event as we will attend the 150th year remembrance of the return of the surviving children of this slaughter. The 150th commemoration will begin on September the 18th at the Yell Lodge, Carrollton, Arkansas, where the surviving children spent their first night upon being returned to the family members who had seen the wagon train off in April of 1857.



MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE - A REVIEW



In April of 1857 a wealthy wagon train, reported to have had as many as 1,000 head of cattle, left Caravan Spring, Arkansas, known as the Fancher-Baker Train. Following the Cherokee Trail, they arrived in Salt Lake City on August 3rd, and were met with a very chilly reception.

Two important events happened in Salt Lake City just prior to their arrival: (1) News had come that a popular Mormon Apostle, Parley P. Pratt, had been murdered “as he attempted to escape from one Hector McLean, the angry husband of a woman he had taken as his tenth wife. But to overheated emotions in Utah, the apostle was killed for his religious beliefs. Like Joseph and Hyrum Smith, he was a martyr whose blood cried for vengeance.”1 The wagon train members only crime was having come from the state of Arkansas, yet totally untrue rumors circulated among the Mormons that members of the train had been involved in Apostle Pratt’s murder as well as having been in the mob which killed Joseph and Hyrum Smith. (2) Utah was in a state of rebellion. Leaving Illinois to get away from the laws of the United States, when the Mormons arrived in Utah it was a Mexican territory. With the United States the victor in the War with Mexico, Utah became a Territory of the United States; the Mormons were once again under U.S. law. Brigham Young ran Utah as a theocratic state and refused to be governed under U.S. law. Then President James Buchanan, dispatched Colonel Johnson of the Second U.S. Calvary to bring Utah back into control. This news arrived in Salt Lake City, just one week prior to the train’s arrival.

On August the 5th the Fancher-Baker train headed south continuing its trek to California. The train met much hostility, as no one would sell provisions to them, and the Mormons would not allow them to stop and graze their cattle along the way where they could prevent it. They arrived at Mountain Meadows on September 5th and encamped, intending to allow their cattle to graze on the luscious grass of the meadow.

On Sunday the 6th of September, the day before the first attack, a council was held in Parowan to discuss the fate of the wagon train. The Mormon historian B. H. Roberts admits that such a meeting was held: “It was customary for the local leading men at Cedar and from the smaller settlements in its vicinity to gather in a council meeting after the close of the regular Sunday services of the church, to consider the questions of local community interest. At such a meeting on the 6th of September the question concerning the conduct of, and what ought to be done with, the Arkansas emigrants was brought up and debated. Some in the council were in favor of destroying them, and others were not.”2

On the morning of September 7th, under direction of Mormon Bishop, John D. Lee, as ordered by Mormon Stake President, Isaac C. Haight, the Indians surprise attacked the wagon train killing and wounding many. The emigrants quickly returned fire, killing several Indians, and fortified the train for battle. The Indians not expecting such resistance quickly lost their taste for this battle and a state of siege set in which lasted four days until September 11th.

News of the failed Indian attempt to wipe out the train reached the Mormon authorities in Iron County. They met, decided, and dispatched militia to the Meadows to deal with the emigrants. The decision delivered by John M. Higbee, the 1st Counselor to Stake President Haight and a Major in the Iron County Militia, was to have John D. Lee, a Mormon Bishop, lure the emigrants under a white truce flag to surrender and lay down their arms for safe passage to Cedar City. Once the emigrants were lured out on the meadow away from the wagons and their arms, they were to be massacred leaving “none who could tell the tale” alive.

On the morning of September 11, 1857, John D. Lee and William Bateman approached the train with a white truce flag and laid out the diabolical offer. The emigrants agreed believing the militia awaiting escort duties on the meadow were their deliverers. The women and children eight years old and older were led out in single file first, followed by the men. Each man had an armed militia member at his side. The wounded and children seven years of age and under were loaded into two separate wagons. Upon the command of Major Higbee “Do your duty,” the Mormon militia turned and killed the men and then the Indians having laid in wait in ambush, joined by Mormons disguised as Indians brutally murdered the women and children. The militia on the wagons turned and at point blank range executed the wounded. In just a matter of minutes the horrific deed was done. The seventeen children under the age of eight that were spared were then distributed to various Mormon homes.

These seventeen children were spared because of a unique Mormon Doctrine known as “Innocent Blood.” Any child under the age of eight is “Innocent.” In Mormon Doctrine, the killing of “Innocent Blood” allows no forgiveness in this world, or the world to come. This is why these seventeen children were spared; this is the ONLY reason these children were spared!

When word eventually leaked out about surviving children, the Mormons claimed that the Indians had taken them, and held them. This was blatantly false. The children themselves, when recovered, unilaterally reported that they were never in the custody of the Indians.




OH, YOU MEAN THOSE CHILDREN!



Rumors circulated throughout the West concerning the wagon train massacred in Utah by the Mormons. When the Fancher-Baker wagon train was long past due to its destination, Tulare County, California, the expecting family members contacted the US Government, who dispatched the US Army in California, and Government agents in Utah to investigate.

Captain James Lynch, a seasoned frontiersman, left Camp Floyd (Fairfield, Utah) in the spring of 1859 with thirty-nine men headed for Arizona. He found Indian Agent Dr. Jacob Forney deserted at Beaver City. Dr. Forney had set out in March of 1859 to locate the reported surviving children of the massacre. Dr. Forney had employed Ira Hatch, one of the perpetrators of the massacre and his Mormon guides to assist him in locating the children. In Will Bagley’s magnificent book “Blood of the Prophets” we read: “Lynch found Forney at Beaver City, deserted by Hatch and his Mormon guides. The agent was ‘without a man,…guarding his mules and wagons.’ Forney’s guides had warned that if he went south, the people would ‘make a eunuch of him.’ Lynch cheerfully placed his party at the agent’s command, though he was suspicious that Forney had employed ‘the very confederates of these monsters, who had so wantonly murdered unoffending emigrants, to ferret out the guilty parties.’ At Parowan, the people showed great hostility and would not communicate with the gentiles. Risking their own lives, Lynch and two companions drove Forney’s teams to Mountain Meadows….Lynch left a vivid a record of what he saw: ‘Human skeletons, disjointed bones, ghastly skulls and the hair of women were scattered in frightening profusion over a distance of two miles.’…After visiting the meadows, Forney and Lynch found Jacob Hamblin (the Mormon man on whose land Mountain Meadows was located) at Santa Clara. Lynch recalled that Hamblin ‘repeated the story of the children being held captive by the Indians.’ Angered at the deception, the federal officers pointed their pistols and rifles at Hamblin’s head and said, ‘Produce them or we will kill you.’ Hamblin quickly delivered the orphans.”3

Isn’t it amazing, when Captain Lynch threatened to blow Hamblin’s head off, he suddenly remembered – it’s almost like he had an epiphany: “Oh, you mean those children. I just didn’t understand who you meant.” If it hadn’t been for the brazen guts of Captain Lynch, the children may never have been recovered. Continuing the above quote in “Blood of the Prophet’s,”: “Lynch claimed the young survivors were ‘in a most wretched condition, half starved, half naked, filthy, infested with vermin, and their eyes diseased from the cruel neglect to which they had been exposed.’”4

THE CHILDREN



Brevet Major James H. Carleton, Captain of the First Dragoons from California, arrived at the Meadows at approximately the same time as Captain Lynch and Dr. Forney. Major Carleton’s men gathered the bones and buried them under rock cairns that they erected. Major Carleton filed a report to the Congress of the United States concerning Mountain Meadows. The following is an excerpt from his report concerning the children:


“The first is a boy named Calvin, between 7 and 8; does not remember his surname; says he was by his mother when she was killed, and pulled the arrows from her back until she died; says he had two brothers older than himself, named Henry and James, and three sisters, Nancy, Mary, and Martha.


The Second is a girl who does not remember her name. The others say it is Demurr.


The third is a boy named Ambrose Mariam Tagit; says he had two brothers older than himself and one younger. His father, mother, and two elder brothers were killed, his younger brother was brought to Cedar City; says he lived in Johnson County, but does not know in what state; says it took one week to go from where he lived with his grandfather and grandmother who are still living in the States.


The fourth is a girl obtained of John Morris, a Mormon, at Cedar City. She does not recollect anything about herself.


Fifth. A boy obtained of E. H. Grove, says that the girl obtained of Morris is named Mary and is his sister.


The sixth is a girl who says her name is Prudence Angelina. Had two brothers, Jessie and John, who were killed. Her father’s name was William, and she had an Uncle Jessie.


The Seventh is a girl. She says her name is Francis Harris, Horne, remembers nothing of her family.


The eighth is a young boy, too young to remember anything about himself.


The ninth is a boy who says his name is William W. Huff.


The tenth is a boy who says his name is Charles Fancher.


The eleventh is a girl who says her name is Sophronia Huff.


The twelfth is a girl who says her name is Betsy.


The thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth are threesisters named Rebecca, Louisa and Sara Dunlap. These three sisters were the children obtained from Jacob Hamblin.


I have no note of the sixteenth.


The seventeenth is a boy who was but six weeks old at the time of the massacre. Hamblin’s wife brought him to my camp on the 19th instant. The next day they took him on to Salt Lake City to give him up to Dr. Forney. He is a pretty little boy and hardly dreamed he had again slept upon the ground where his parents had been murdered.


These children, it is said, could not be induced to make any developments while they remained with the Mormons, from fear, no doubt, having been intimidated by threats. Dr. Forney, it is said, came southward for them under the impression that he would find them in the hands of the Indians.

The Mormons say the children were in the hands of the Indians and were purchased by them for rifles, blankets, etc., but the children say they have never lived with the Indians at all. The Mormons claimed of Dr. Forney sums of money, varying from $200 to $400, for attending them when sick, for feeding and clothing them, and for nourishing the infants from the time when they assumed to have purchased them from the Indians.

Murderers of the parents and despoilers of their property, these Mormons, rather these relentless, incarnate fiends, dared even to come forward and claim payment for having kept these little ones barely alive; these helpless orphans whom they themselves had already robbed of their natural protectors and support. Has there ever been an act which at all equaled this devilish hardihood in more than devilish effrontery? Never, but one; and even then the price was but ‘30 pieces of silver.’"5


1 Forgotten Kingdom, page 146.

2 Comprehensive History of the Church, Vol. 4, page 149.

3 Blood of the Prophets, pp. 219.

4 Blood of the Prophets, pp. 219.

5 Mountain Meadows Massacre, Special Report, 57th Congress 1st Session, House of

Representatives, Document No. 605


Mountain Meadows just won’t go away. Why? It’s simple really: The Mormon Church is hiding the truth to protect Brigham Young. I believe evidence shows he ordered this brutal massacre.

Monday, August 31, 2009

America's First 9/11 Mountain Meadows Massacre September 11, 1857

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(Rocky)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, 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; Representative Hare: 202-225-5905. Get involved, you can make a difference to right this ugly wrong!!

We as missionaries at Mormon Missions Midwest Outreach plan on attending the 150th Remembrance of the Return of the Children of the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Carrollton, Arkansas, September 18th and 19th. Our first Missions trip since July 08. Please keep us in your prayers, as we travel to Arkansas and back to Texas.

Friday, April 24, 2009

BALLAD of the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE

BALLAD of the MOUNTAIN MEADOWS MASSACRE, as sung by Pete Moore, of Albany, Oregon, and written by the US Soldiers that buried the Massacre victims.

Nauvoo Expositor


Ask yourself why Joseph was taken to the Carthage Jail in June 1844? It wasn't false charges as the Mormon Church likes to promote.

In the U.S. you cannot destroy a newspaper just because you don't like it and get away with it - even if you are the Mayor. The State of Illinois Constitution guaranteed: The right of a “free press, and freedom from illegal search and seizures without evidence of committing a crime.” The Nauvoo Expositor was telling the truth about Joseph’s polygamy and teaching the plurality of gods. By Illinois law, Joseph as Mayor of Nauvoo, broke the law when he ordered The Nauvoo Expositor destroyed because he was angered by the paper exposing the actions he was trying to hide!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mormon Elders / Missionaries Singing

Listen to their words as these Mormon Elders / Missionaries Sing for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Ask yourself who are they praising?

Rocky and Helen Hulse

Rocky and Helen Hulse
Defending Christianity From Mormon Doctrine