Posts Tagged ‘Brigham Young’s address to Legislature’

Today we’re wondering how Brigham Young declared all non-white people unworthy of salvation. At the same time he instructed members of the Church to intermarry with Native Americans…

The Teachings of President Brigham Young, Vol. 3 1852-1854, p. 43; “…this people that are commonly called negroes are the children of old Cain. I know they are…” (Also see Speech by Utah Gov. Brigham Young in Joint Session of the Legislature, 1852)

The Teachings of President Brigham Young, Vol. 3 1852-1854, p. 44; “But let me tell you further. Let my seed mingle with the seed of Cain, that brings the curse upon me, and upon my generations, — we will reap the same rewards with Cain.”


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Brigham YoungToday we’re looking at a speech given by Brigham Young in 1852 to a joint session of Legislature on the topic of slavery, racism, and Brigham’s idea of how God looks at black people.

In the future we’ll be adding to a new category here on the site and blog where we’ll be listing other controversial speeches Brigham Young made during his tenure in Utah.

It won’t take long before you realize just how jaded this man’s thoughts were. Apparently he’d never read Galatians 3:28!

‘There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.’


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