160 years ago today - Jul 8, 1860

Brigham Young preaches, "Children are now born who will live until every son of Adam will have the privledge of receiving the principles of eternal life." He also preaches, "The birth of our Saviour was as natural as are the births of our children; it was the result of natural action." Traditional Christians are infuriated by this rejection (dating to Jul 24, 1858) of the Virgin Birth and Young's assertion that God has body capable of sexual intercourse. Repeated publications of such assaults on Christian orthodoxy leads to near hysteria in Protestant rhetoric against Mormons.

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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