Journal of Discourses 4:220; “All mankind love themselves, and let these principles be known by an individual, and he would be glad to have his bloodshed. That would be loving themselves, even unto an eternal exaltation. Will you love your brothers or sisters likewise, when they have committed a sin that cannot be atoned for without the shedding of their blood? Will you love that man or woman well enough to shed their blood? That is what Jesus Christ meant. He never told a man or woman to love their enemies in their wickedness, never…” – Heber C. Kimball, Salt Lake City, February 8, 1857
Exodus 20:13; “Thou shalt not kill.”
A man in Utah is facing the death penalty in June 2010. He has chosen death by firing squad for taking the lives of two people. To think this is what is honestly believed and lived by is totally outrageous and without excuse.
Update: That man Rodney Lee Gardner was executed by firing squad in June 2010.