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Brigham Young'S Gg Granddaughter On Romney And Mormonism


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Considering how many children he had, I just don't see being his descendant as that remarkable. Give it a few more generations and it will be like Charlemagne where all of Europe practically are his gggggkids.

BTW, what descendant isn't a "direct descendant"?

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I was once acquainted with one of Brigham Young's great grandsons who left the church because he liked to drink beer. Point is, it doesn't matter who you are related to, it doesn't imbue one with great wisdom.

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I was once acquainted with one of Brigham Young's great grandsons who left the church because he liked to drink beer. Point is, it doesn't matter who you are related to, it doesn't imbue one with great wisdom.

Sandra Tanner also claims to be descended from Brigham Young. So, point well made.

Glenn

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An internet search tells me that Brigham Young had 56 children, 204 grandchildren and 745 great grandchildren. I don't know how accurate those numbers are, but they seem reasonable. If we assume that each of these g-grandchildren had 3 kids each (that's probably low) then you get like 2,235 gg-grandchildren. The article is just ridiculous.

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And she's being touted as "Mormon royalty." Yeah, right. Like she was supposed to have inherited some special degree of knowledge about something or other.

And notice why she left the Church: after she ran some sort of "retreat," which she just knew would not be approved, she was "treated differently." How, exactly? She doesn't say. IOW, she was having a Proverbs 28:1 moment.

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Pahoran

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Claiming some special dispensation of knowledge or insight because the person is descended from a Church leader is only slightly more stupid than claiming it because the person is a former bishopric member -- which, in some people's eyes, includes having served as ward clerk or executive secretary.

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An internet search tells me that Brigham Young had 56 children, 204 grandchildren and 745 great grandchildren. I don't know how accurate those numbers are, but they seem reasonable. If we assume that each of these g-grandchildren had 3 kids each (that's probably low) then you get like 2,235 gg-grandchildren.

But ... are they DIRECT descendants? :crazy:

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And she's being touted as "Mormon royalty." Yeah, right. Like she was supposed to have inherited some special degree of knowledge about something or other.

And notice why she left the Church: after she ran some sort of "retreat," which she just knew would not be approved, she was "treated differently." How, exactly? She doesn't say. IOW, she was having a Proverbs 28:1 moment.

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Pahoran

Of course you wouldn't understand, how her behaviour and criticisms caused her to feel she was treated differently. After all you're probably suffering from " “the entitled Mormon male syndrome". 8P

At least she's an equal opportunist insulter. Both men and women are assaulted.

oh well back to grovelling at my Bishops feet. :diablo:

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With this many Brigham Young descendants there isn't that much time left before the election for each of them to have their 15 minutes of fame. The Utah press better get crackin'!

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Is it unfair to speculate that before November, just about every ex-mormon with a blog and/or a posting on any exmormon forum will get a feature article in some east coast or national paper/magazine? Just like a certain political organization dispatched researchers to Alaska last election cycle to dig up dirt on Sarah Palin, I suspect that Utah will be crawling with reporters this fall looking for dirt on the LDS church.

I guess a certain other political organization deserves it for putting forth a candidate without a history of divorce, substance abuse, or youthful arrests.

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With this many Brigham Young descendants there isn't that much time left before the election for each of them to have their 15 minutes of fame. The Utah press better get crackin'!

I prefer to think the Utah media, unlike the Daily Beast, are not stupid enough to offer up such a manufactured piece of drivel as this and call it news.

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It could be malice, but I don't expect nonmembers to know all the details of Mormon history. Though a little bit of fact checking before publication would be nice.

Non-member or not, it doesn't take a great deal of intellect to realize at once that, from sheer numbers alone, there's nothing remarkable about being somebody's great-great-grandchild, especially when the ancestor was a polygamist with extensive progeny.

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So, is "lying for the Lord" something I did for two years on my mission and the x number of years since I've been home? News to me. There is such a dearth of knowledge about the LDS both the press and the public will believe anything that they are told. While this woman seems sincere :::snicker::: why spend so much time in destroying the thing that she once respected? She needs to get a life. Whilst I didn't read that she had any current religious leanings I would encourage to go help someone with some or her anti-Mormon sincerity. Plant a garden, visit the sick, teach a kid to read are all things she could do, but instead she spends her time at meetings dedicated to only one thing; deconstructing the LDS belief.

BEWARE THE MORMONS!!!

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I've never given any media very much credit for having much intellect. Go back far enough and everyone is related somehow. ;)

I think I've said pretty much the same thing here and there and now and then (the part in bold that is; to agree with the other part would be a self indictment).

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/07/exclusive-brigham-young-s-great-great-granddaughter-on-mormonism-and-mitt-romney.html

I never knew we hard Mormon royalty. So glad we have these critics of the Church to inform us of these things.

One of my wife's great-great aunts was married to BY...does that make me "royalties"...if so make checks out to Bill Lee.
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One of my wife's great-great aunts was married to BY...does that make me "royalties"...if so make checks out to Bill Lee.

Perhaps I could persuade one or more of my kids to marry into Brother Brigham's numerous posterity. Then, presto changeo! My descendants become royalty!

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So, is "lying for the Lord" something I did for two years on my mission and the x number of years since I've been home? News to me. There is such a dearth of knowledge about the LDS both the press and the public will believe anything that they are told.

Note that "Lying for the Lord" is the well-poisoning tactic du jour in anti-Mormon circles. Without exception, it is used with malice aforethought by people who have no intention of carrying on a discussion in good faith -- if, indeed, they even know what that is.

Regards,

Pahoran

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