Legacy (1990)

Credit: www.mcprovidence.orgHere’s why and how Mormons got from New York to Utah, plus one fictional love story to break up all the sad stuff.

 

For Latter-day Saints, this movie was all the rage in the 1990s. It’s pretty dated now, and you’ll have a hard time finding it, but I did find it available to buy online.

OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: Though he only has about 30 seconds worth of dialogue, we can safely deduce that Governor Boggs was half robot. I hear there might be a spinoff movie called The Exterminator.

Today, like every six months, Latter-day Saints gather together for General Conference (#ldsconf). It’s a chance to hear what God has to say to us in this century through his prophets and apostles.

Credit: historyofmormonism.com Every time we go to the Conference Center in Salt Lake City we get just a small reminder of the persecution endured by the Latter-day Saints in the 1800s.

The streets are lined with protestors angrily spewing about whatever it is about Mormons that infuriates them. Some are so-called Christians who point and shriek hateful words because they disagree over doctrine, some are atheists who are desperate to prove us wrong, and some are ex-Mormons whose pride, petty-mindedness and political opinions not only caused them to turn their backs on God but to spend their time shouting, swearing and spitting on the very people they once called brothers and sisters.

Following the apostles and prophets of Jesus Christ has never been a glamorous activity. But I see it as a privilege. It was a privilege for those old pioneers and it’s a privilege now.

 “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” Matthew 5:10-12

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