BRIGHAM YOUNG ON TRUSTING SECRETS TO WOMEN.—We pass over to the just indignation of our fair readers the following atrocious assault up-on female secresy by the arch priest of Mormon-ism:
I now wish to particularize a little, and will com-mence by asking whether any persons here are sick, and if so, I will tell you what their disease is, when I get ready. Some men and women fairly get sick, so that they have to go to bed. What is the mat ter? "O, I feel that I cannot stand it any longer." What is the matter, sister? "My husband knows something that he cannot tell me." Do any of you men know something that you cannot tell your wives? “O, I have received something in the en-dowment that I dare not tell my wife, and I do not know how to do about it." The man who cannot know millions of things that he would not tell his wife, will never be crowned in the celestial kingdom, never, NEVER, NEVER. It cannot be; it is impos-sible. And that man who cannot know things without telling any other being upon this earth—who cannot keep his secrets and those that God reveals to him—never can receive the voice of the Lord to direct him and the people on this earth.
Does br. Heber know things that I do not? Yes, facts that have slept in his bosom from the time I first knew him. Did he ever have a thought, a wish, or desire to tell them to me? No. Do I know anything that I should keep fast locked in my bosom? Yes, thousands of things pertaining to other people, that ought to sleep as in the silent grave. Do those things go from me to br. Heber? No. To my wife? No, for I might as well at once publish them in a paper. Not that I wish to un-dervalue the ability, talent and integrity of women, for I have many women to whom I would rather reveal any secret that ought to be revealed, than to nine hundred and ninety-nine of a thousand men in this church. I know that many can keep secrets but that is no reason why I should tell them my se-crets. When I find a person that is good at keep-ing a secret, so am I; you can keep yours, and I mine.
Now I want to tell you that which, perhaps, many of you do not know. Should you receive a vision or revelation from the Almighty, one that the Lord gave you concerning yourself or this people, but which you are not to reveal on account of your not being the proper person, or because it ought not to be known by the people at present, you should shut it up and seal it as close and lock it as tight as heaven is to you, and make it as secret as the grave. The Lord has no confidence in those who reveal secrets, for he cannot safely reveal himself to such persons. It is as much as he can do to get a par-ticle of sense into some of the best and most influ-ential men in the church in regard to real confidence in themselves. They cannot keep things within their own bosoms.
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