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Mountain Meadows, Washington County, Utah, September 11, 2007

September 11, 2007

” …We express profound regret for the massacre carried out in this valley 150 years ago today and for the undue and untold suffering experienced by the victims then and by their relatives to the present time.

“A separate expression of regret is owed to the Paiute people who have unjustly borne for too long the principal blame for what occurred during the massacre. Although the extent of their involvement is disputed, it is believed they would not have participated without the direction and stimulus provided by local Church leaders and members.”

Elder Henry B. Eyring
Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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3 comments

  1. That would be a great quote if you cut the scape-goating word, “local”.

    “…the direction and stimulus provided by…Church leaders…” is more appropriate.


  2. I’m just so pleased with the words “profound regret.” In writing, no less.


  3. And now I may need to backtrack…just like the church seems to have done.

    Associated Press Article

    Church leaders were adamant that the statement should not be construed as an apology. “We don’t use the word ‘apology.’ We used ‘profound regret,'” church spokesman Mark Tuttle told The Associated Press.



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