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, I bother all of you with a Facebook fight. Yes, really. Don’t worry, it’s just to springboard into the controversial issue of abortion in Nauvoo Mormonism. We read through a court document from March 1843 of a woman who suffered abuse at the hands of a Thomsonian herbal physician after he gave her ergot and injected cayenne pepper into her veins. Then we opine on the plight of women in 19th-century America. The outro includes a brief conversation with Kimberly Anderson, the featured guest of our next NaMo Home Evening!

Links:

Dana v. Brink March 1843
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/supersedeas-8-april-1843-dana-v-brink/1

1831 Thomsonian Family Vegetable Medicine
https://archive.org/details/cihm_01684/page/n333

William Bicking Brink
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-bicking-brink

Charles Root Dana
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/charles-root-dana

ErGoT
https://www.erowid.org/plants/ergot/

Albert Hoffman LSD-25
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/lsd/lsd.htm

Smith-entheogen Theory
http://realbookofmormon.org/smithentheogentheory/

Show links:

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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Ep_141_Regular.mp3
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