Bart Pascoal at MormonInfographics.com has been producing and posting short videos of dramatic readings of Brigham Young. Watching an actor deliver these words from Brigham Young’s sermons adds a whole new dimension to such statements as:
“I say, rather than that apostates should flourish here, I will unsheath my bowie knife, and conquer or die. Now, you nasty apostates, clear out…” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 1:83)
“…I shall have wives and children by the million, and glory, and riches, and power, and dominion, and kingdom after kingdom, and reign triumphantly.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 8:178-179)
“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.” (Brigham Young, Journal of Discourses 3:226)
MormonInfographics has posted 14 of these dramatic readings so far. Here are two of them to whet your whistle.