160 years ago today - Mar 13, 1860

[Brigham Young Sermon]

President Young remarked if a man has not the means to pay tithing and would if he could, I can fellowship him just as well as if he did; but if he has the means and will not pay; and [h]as no disposition to pay; not believing the revelation upon that subject, I would cut him off from the Church; and let him go to California or where he pleases'

- The Pres[iden]t observed they would like to make a Congressional religion for the purpose of putting their hand on Mormonism; not that they care about religion at all; nor do they care about the existence of infidelity, profanity or sin of any kind'- The President continued his remarks observing this Government would do as the Catholics would establish a system of religion and let that prevail to the putting down of all others. -- Salt Lake City

[Brigham Young Office Journals as quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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