jw the inquizzinator
Date: October 06, 2010 02:45PM
"Horace Greeley interviewed Brigham Young for the New York Tribune in 1859.
Horace Greeley: What is the position of your church with respect to slavery?
Brigham Young: We consider it of divine institution and not to be abolished until the curse pronounced on Ham shall have been removed from his descendants.
Horace Greeley: Are any slaves now held in this territory?
Brigham Young: There are.
Horace Greeley: Do your territorial laws uphold slavery?
Brigham Young: These laws are printed; you can read for yourself. If slaves are brought here by those who owned them in the states, we do not favor their escape from the service of those owners.
Horace Greeley: How general is polygamy among you?
Brigham Young: I could not say. Some of those present (heads of the church) have each but one wife; others have more; each determines what is is his individual duty.
Horace Greeley: What is the largest number of wives belonging to any one man.
Brigham Young: I have fifteen; I know no one who has more; but some of those sealed to me are old ladies whom I regard rather as mothers than wives, but whom I have taken home to cherish and support...."http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAbrigham.htm
And a modern day example: http://www.takepart.com/news/2010/09/28/slavery-alive-and-well-in-utah
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 10/06/2010 02:51PM by jw the inquizzinator.