Odds and Ends: Temples and the Osmonds in England, temple in Conn.

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  • Capella Bakersfield, CA
    April 16, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    While more temples are a vital necessity to Mormons, the Mountain Meadows site still stands scantilly clad and minus the Cross that was erected there by the U.S. cavalry in commemoration of the 120 slain wagon train families.

    Brigham Young's men tore it down in 1859, while he watched from his carriage seat. It was re-erected several times, but locals always got the final word. Today the Fancher-Baker families just want their Christian symbol replaced. It would be gesture by the Church that would be greatly appreciated by the victim's families, and help the rest of the healing process that Pres. Hinckley began in the 1990's.

    If vandals had torn down a statue of the Angel of Moroni that was on an LDS memorial, Christians would help restore it to the rightful owners. I hope that Mormons will do the right thing and rectify a 155-year old injustice soon.