The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, has been around for almost two centuries. It has ebbed and fluctuated in such a predictably adaptive manner throughout it's relatively short life in the religious realm. This Church has a very sordid past, which it does a very good job of teaching for itself, whether the history is slanted or not, is yours to decide. Join me on a journey through the history of the LDS Church through the eyes of the people that were actually there. We will learn about the founding members, where the practices came from, where the Book of Mormon (Mormon Bible) came from, and most importantly, we will examine Joseph Smith in every aspect possibly available to us today.

On this episode, we begin with discussing the rumor mill that was Nauvoo. The Relief Society, with Emma as head, was tasked with tracking down the source of salacious rumors concerning adultery within the Mormon elite and squashing said rumors. John C. Wreck-it Bennett becomes too brazen with his propositions of polygamous relationships and must be excised from Church leadership. We begin to see the fracturing of the relationship between Jo and Bennett unfold.

Links:

Mormon Enigma by Newell and Avery
https://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Enigma-Emma-Hale-Smith/dp/0252062914

Bennett’s brothel in Nauvoo
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Brothel_at_Nauvoo

Bennett, the ‘Lucifer’ of early Mormonism
http://www.ldsliving.com/John-C-Bennett-the-Lucifer-of-early-Mormonism/s/65856

JosephSmithsPolygamy on Bennett
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/john-c-bennett-and-spiritual-wifery/

Rise and Fall of Bennett
http://www.lostmormonism.com/infamous-mormon-john-c-bennett/

John Bennett and Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Addressing the Question of Reliability
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hales-John-C.-Bennett.pdf

Bennett, Saintly Scoundrel
http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Witch ointments and aphrodisiacs by J. Muller
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10024767

Bennett’s alleged abortions in Nauvoo
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/abortions/#_ftn3

Show Links:

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