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“Christians – those poor, miserable priests brother Brigham was speaking about – some of them are the biggest whoremasters there are on the earth, and at the same time preaching righteousness to the children of men. The poor devils, they could not get up here and preach an oral discourse, to save themselves from hell; they are preaching their fathers’ sermons – preaching sermons that were written a hundred years before they were born…

“You may get a Methodist priest to pour water on you, or sprinkle it on you, and baptize you face foremost, or lay you down the other way, and whatever mode you please, and you will be damned with your priest.”

Heber C. Kimball – 26 July 1857, Journal of Discourses – Volume 5 (Liverpool, England: Asa Calkin, 1858), 89-90.