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Common Mormon Excuses
for the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre

Tell a member of the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints about the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, and this is the response you will get 95% of the time.
Well you know that was a horrible tragedy that occurred after we (Mormons) had been persecuted in Missouri and Illinois. What they fail to tell you is about the Mormons breaking the law every place they went. This has been well documented by Brigham Young University, researchers (read about the Danites).
Parley Pratt
They may also use the brutal murder of the Mormon Martyr, Apostle Parley Pratt, in Arkansas, which happened just prior to the Fancher Wagon Trains arrival in Utah. The Mormon's will obviously avoid telling about the reason for the Apostle Pratt's demise. The "assailant" was none other than Hector H. McLean, the HUSBAND of a woman that Parley seduced into being his NINTH polygamous wife. It turns out that basically Mr. Pratt got what he deserved and was acquitted by a jury in a court of law. (for more information click here)
LDS Church members will not tell you that; in 1858, Brigham Young was pardoned for his role in the Mountain Meadows Massacre by President James Buchanan. If he was not involved in the massacre why did the Church's second Prophet have to be pardoned? (Here is the the Dean of Mormon Excuses)
If LDS members knew the real history rather the Church's propaganda, especially the information put out in the Church's latest book on the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The book is the Church's latest cover-up scheme. Read this Amazon Review.
What the Mormon Church Hides
Most organized religions have dirty linen in their closet, but none has spent more time and resources in trying to tidy up than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In the case of the Mountain Meadows Massacre the Church's leaders are getting in over their heads. (For more information read Lying for the Lord and the LDS Cover-up), I am sure that after awhile it gets a little old for the Church membership.
Violence in Early Mormonism - Was It All Unjust Persecution?
The late Church President Gordon B. Hinckley, stated at Mountain Meadows in 1999 that the guilty party was tried and found guilty of the crime and that Brigham Young had nothing to do with the massacre. That guilty party was John D. Lee, a danite and the adopted son of the Prophet. Twenty years after the massacre Lee was executed by firing squad in Mountain Meadows, Utah. When he spoke at Mountain Meadows, Hinckley and the Church were so paranoid that he had several body guards and a sharp shooter with him.
A response to Gordon B. Hinckley's The Mormons' Trail of Hope
The Church will tell you how much control Brigham Young had over the Theocracy, however the Church's stance is that Brigham Young had absolutely nothing to do with the massacre! According to the Church's account President Young was deaf, dumb and stupid to events just prior to the Mountain Meadows Massacre. The LDS Church has knowingly sponsored, endorsed, and forever immortalized this butcher into history.
Brigham Young's desecration of the Rock Cairn and Cedar Cross. I have never heard an excuse for this one. The original Rock Cairn and Cross were desecrated by Brigham Young on May 25, 1861 as recorded in church historian and forth President of the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS, Wilford Woodruffs diary. The Tyrannical Prophet Brigham Young stated at the time of the desecration; "Vengeance is mine and I have had a little." The Rock Cairn was leveled to the ground, with the turn of the hand of the Prophet according to the eyewitnes account of Dudley Leavitt.
Mormon author Juanita Brooks and descendant of Mormon participants in the massacre wrote in her book The Mountain Meadows Massacre, that John D. Lee would have never done anything against Brigham Young's wishes.
Brigham Young never took any disciplinary action against those who participated in the massacre. For more information read about the Mormon Icon Jacob Hamblin.
Will Bagley, western historian and author of “The Blood of the Prophets” relates that he has enough circumstantial evidence against Brigham Young to convict the Prophet in front of an impartial jury today.
Most Mormons today will deny that Brigham Young had anything to do with the Massacre. Others will absolutely deny that the Massacre ever happened.
On the sick side, there are believe it or not, members of the LDS Church that will tell you to your face that those people of the Fancher Wagon Train deserved to die.


"Even giving Young the benefit of the doubt about the massacre, his actions after the massacre were inexcusable. A "man of God" would have deplored the murders loudly and with great publicity, would have actively pursued everyone involved, would have seen that justice was served, by finding and arresting the many dozens of men involved in the mass murder of innocents.

Instead, Brigham Young desecrated their memories by scattering the stones of their memorial, and only then making his statement about finally getting some vengence. The Mormon Church doesn't dispute these facts.

How, under any interpretation, can these immoral actions be reconciled with the fact that he is revered by Mormons? Why does this man, who should be disgraced and infamous, have his name on the Mormon Church's flagship university?" - Craig A. James, Author of "THE EVOLUTION OF RELIGION."
Go to your local wards history center and see what they have to say about the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Not every ward has a history center but you can find them in the white pages.
If you have heard a unique Mormon Excuse for the 1857 Mountain Meadows please send them to me. THE TOP MORMON SPIN-MISTER
Read how the Mormon Killers got paid by the US Government for caring for the orphan children after they had killed their parents.