LDS temple open house represents 'a time of healing'

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  • Canyontreker TAYLORSVILLE, UT
    April 25, 2012 9:26 a.m.

    170 years ago the country was dividing for a massive civil war. A voting block of non-slave owners moving into the state of Missouri was a real threat to the governor. It was wrong, but are the circumstances.

    Ironic that the Mormons were considered practicing racial discrimination for nearly 100 years after being a threat to overturn slavery.

  • Thinkman Provo, UT
    April 24, 2012 2:57 p.m.

    Remember that the Mormons moving in droves to Missouri was a great threat to the residents already there. What happened in Missouri to the Mormons both by mobs at Hauns Mill and other egregious acts by others and also by the government with the Extermination Order was inexcusable and a violation of the First Amendment rights of the Mormon people.

    Why was there an Extermination Order given? One reason is that we know the Mormons had the Danite group organized which by design was a direct mortal threat to Missouri government officials. The Missouri Governor, while clearly overreacting was also acting as a politician usually does and did what he thought was the most politically acceptable position and that was to go against the Mormons.

  • Ross Madison, AL
    April 24, 2012 9:49 a.m.

    The healing concept is beautiful. Just goes to show that when the time is right, all things will work out for good. This scenario has played out a number of times since the Gospel was restored and the church organized in 1830. The first missionaries to South America were completely unsuccessful, today there are millions of members there. The stone is rolling to fill the earth.