The doctrine of Blood Atonement which was very big in Utah in the 1800s under Brigham Young taught that our own blood had to be spilled to atone for those sins and what this led to Hank, now that we’re starting to get into the doctrines and how it worked itself out in the history of Mormonism, what it led to were multiple murders, dozens and dozens of murders in Utah under Brigham Young.
The Truth about Blood Atonement:
- Blood atonement—Critics claim that during the administration of Brigham Young apostates were secretly put to death. They claim this is in line with the teachings of LDS leaders at the time that apostasy was the unforgivable sin, and that the only thing an apostate could do to redeem himself was to give his own life, willingly or unwillingly. (Link)
- BLOOD ATONEMENT, SHIELDS Research.