mnn727, on Oct 18 2004, 08:23 AM, said:
So, what you are saying is you;ve never actually read BY's sermons, you've just read what Anti's wrote about his sermons with selective quotes taken out of context. I see.
Brigham Young taught that Adam was God. There are many, many sources to that effect not only from Brigham Young, but from many early Church leaders. Now, you can explain the teachings in various ways, but he did in fact teach it. I would refer you not to anti-Mormon sources, but a Master's thesis from a BYU religion professor, Rodney Turner, for more information. I also think FAIR has a copy of Van Hale's article on Adam-God somewhere on their site. Van Hale was also a Mormon, not an anti-Mormon.
I think that denying historical reality is less than helpful to either the Church's reputation or your own personal growth.