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 cover July to November of 1839. We start with a discussion about how scarce documentation is for this blackout period of Mormon history and what that means for historiographies which cover this time period. After that, Jo tells us how we can tell if a spirit is from God or the devil, which hearkens back to his magic roots. After that we take an extract from Bloody Brigham Young’s manuscript history to follow the travel of the Twelve as they made their way closer to boarding a ship for England. After the history, we debut an exciting new segment to leak off the church and then we get into some of the church’s new face of homophobia and discuss just how new their stance on the LGBTQ community really is…. Spoiler alert, the church is still led by a bunch of red-scare bigoted octogenarians who are on the wrong side of history.

Links:

Autobiography of Benjamin F. Johnson
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BFJohnson.html

Lance Owens Joseph Smith and the Kabbalah
http://gnosis.org/jskabb3.htm

Rosicrucianism in America
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosicrucianism

Ephrata Cloister and the Whitmers
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ephrata_Cloister

Hermeticism
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeticism

Manuscript history of Brigham Young
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

Savannah’s testimony
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_0nhyP6dU4

Mormon and Gay
https://mormonandgay.lds.org/articles/church-teachings

Face 2 Face with Jeffrey R. Holland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwIULpPZhcQ

Ryan McKnight and Mormon Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io/

Show links:

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