An Evangelical has begun to record reenactments of some of Brigham Young’s more notorious conference talks. The segments are short and not within context but they make their point effectively; that Brigham Young, as a Prophet and President, said some rather distasteful things from the pulpit at General Conference. These were his spiritual teachings and not just his opinions on issues of the day.
The evangelisitc strategy applied here is to dislodge Mormons from security and comfort of the teachings of Mormon prophets. I have my reservations about the strategy because it does not offer a alternative worldview. It also seems that someone could cherry-pick some quotes from the Old Testament with a reenactment of Moses preaching them in the desert for similar purposes.
I think most Mormons are at least vaguely aware of Brigham’s fiery rhetoric. They would not choose to follow his teachings if he were prophet today, but he’s not prophet today, so they don’t have to. I think if there is any traction to be found in this strategy it is to be found in his teachings on the Adam/God theory; which subsequent Mormon leaders explicitly declared to be false despite having found their way into Temple ceremonies.
The videos are handsomely produced and the actor does a fine job of delivering the sermons. See for yourself: