So, for now the Church is indicting polygamist, pioneer and governor, Brigham Young, asserting that he was imperfect and misguided (along with all of his successors through Harold B. Lee). Denouncing a vast body of its own theological underpinnings, I suppose the Church must now rename itself - "The Community of Christ", or "The Church of Latter-day Lemmings", and rename BYU: "Thomas S. Monson University".
Let me tell you what, I believe, is the pathetic fallacy of this latest step. Brigham Young was not perfect. Jesus was/is perfect. Nevertheless, Brigham Young did a great job of preserving and growing the Church. Without Brigham Young, Salt Lake City and the modern Church would not exist. This new message says,
"People, don't put any faith in anything Brigham Young said. He was a kook - - polygamy, Adam-God, blood atonement, denying the priesthood to blacks, preaching against miscegenation, etc., etc. !! Put your trust in the modern, current leaders and in the doctrinal revisions they make. The members of the Church in Brigham Young's day were sorely misguided. They saw him as a 'prophet', and a prophet he wasn't. Contrastingly, you modern-day members are utterly safe. Just follow the utterances of the Kimballs, Hinckleys and Monsons, and you will go straight to the Celestial Kingdom. Thomas S. Monson is a more legitimate prophet than Brigham Young [even though he has never claimed or published a single revelation]."