Question: Did Brigham Young say "I am the voice of God and anyone who doesn't like it will be hewn down"

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Question: Did Brigham Young say "I am the voice of God and anyone who doesn't like it will be hewn down"

FairMormon has been unable to find a legitimate source for this purported quotation from Brigham Young

The movie September Dawn claims that Brigham Young made the following statement:

I am the voice of God and anyone who doesn't like it will be hewn down. God has revealed to me that I have the right and the power to call down curses on anyone who tries to invade our lands. Therefore, I curse the gentiles.

FairMormon has been unable to find a legitimate source for this purported quotation from Brigham Young. The words are spoken by an actor portraying Brigham Young in the movie September Dawn, an account of the Mountain Meadows massacre. This exact statement has not been attributed to a known source, and may be a paraphrase of a statement made by Young on March 2, 1856:

"The time is coming when justice will be laid to the line and righteousness to the plummet; when we shall take the old broad sword and ask, "Are you for God?" and if you are not heartily on the Lord's side, you will be hewn down." (Journal of Discourses 3:226.)


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