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Mormon Massacre Mountain Meadows Utah

Filed under: History,Religion — Tags: , , , , — Paddy Wallbouncer @ 1:09 am 2008 February 12

In 1857, a massacre took place in Mountain Meadow Utah. Only until very recently has it leaked that the massacre was initiated by members of the Mormon Church, and not the Paiute Indians as it was originally reported. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints apologized for the event on September 11, 2007 but deny that church leader Brigham Young had any involvement.

Chairwoman of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Southern Utah, Lora Tom explained that due to fear of Church reprisals the tribe kept silent on the issue, and they were never asked for their account of the killings where 120 men woman and children were killed as they moved West from Arkansas and Missouri.

Look for Black Diamond Pictures release of September Dawn starring Jon Voight and Terence Stamp. Directed by Chris Cain, who has the Young Guns movie to his credit said he “hopes groundwork is laid for reconciliation –and recognition of the dangers of religious extremism in any form.”

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