J. Golden Kimball Missionary Story

J. Golden Kimball Missionary Story

 
The Rev. Charles A. Weatherbee was a popular Baptist minister who went throughout the Deep South spreading lies about the Mormons.
Golden encountered him as a young elder in Memphis, Tennessee. He and his companion were walking down the street, and coming from the other direction was Rev. Weatherbee. Golden nudged his companion, “Isn’t that the man who preaches against us?” His companion said, “Yes, that’s him.”
As Weatherbee got nearer, he recognized the two ragtag young men in ill-fitting suits carrying valises as Mormon elders. Righteous wrath suddenly darkened the minister’s features. “Good morning, you sons of the Devil!” he growled.
Golden doffed his hat politely and said, “Good morning, father!” (J. Golden Kimball Stories, p. 18-19).