120 years ago today - Sep 17, 1893

[Francis M. Lyman] Also referred to the strength of democracy in our brethren that made them operate against the policy of the Presidency of the church. They would listen to me but preferred to follow their political leaders. It is a singular thing when the Elders on this church become afraid of church influence. Outsiders and liberals may cry down with church influence but saints never. I also bore down very heavy on the Word of Wisdom. Declared that the filthy stinking tobacco smokers and chewers should not be permitted to enter the presence of the Savior at his coming.

[Source: Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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