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 have a discussion with the mastermind behind epic poem "Mormonism and Me," Tanner Gilliland, or as some may know him Zelph on the Shelf! He gives us his timeline in the church, and offers his perspective of the Mormon church. The second half of the interview is spent deconstructing Tanner's amazing poem "Mormonism and Me," to really understand the inspiration behind such grammatical wizardry. Check out the YouTube video to really get a feeling for the emotions portrayed in the poem.

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
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Outro music Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/

Links:

Mormonism and Me by Tanner Gilliland (Zelph on the Shelf):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJVbNpbLpM
http://zelphontheshelf.com/

Milk and Strippings story:

https://bycommonconsent.com/2009/07/01/the-milk-strippings-story-thomas-b-marsh-and-brigham-young/

Isaac Laney stories:
Latter Day Saints Millennial Star volumes 35-36 page 764 – President Brigham Young and George A Smith gave the eulogizes at his funeral.

Wilford Woodruff, Fourth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: History of His Life and Labors, as Recorded in His Daily Journals, page 416 gives an account of the dream as recorded by Elder Woodruff and Taylor.

https://books.google.com/books?id=WltIAAAAYAAJ&dq=isaac%20laney%20dream&pg=PA416#v=onepage&q=isaac%20laney%20dream&f=false

Mormonism Unveiled: Including the Remarkable Life and Confessions of the Late Mormon Bishop, John D. Lee; (written by Himself) and Complete Life of Brigham Young, Embracing a History of Mormonism from Its Inception Down to the Present Time, with an Exposition of the Secret History, Signs, Symbols and Crimes of the Mormon Church. Also the True History of the Horrible Butchery Known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre, page 80-81 gives an account of Isaac being shot and being hidden under the floor boards of a cabin. I found several others but they were almost identical to this account.

https://books.google.com/books?id=sZ4-AAAAYAAJ&dq=isaac%20laney&pg=PA81#v=onepage&q=isaac%20laney&f=false

The Mountain Meadows Massacre, page 17 He was nearly beaten to death by agents of the priesthood in Parawan because he sold onions to the Baker-Francher party of Mountain Meadows Massacre fame.

https://books.google.com/books?id=BUoOAAAAIAAJ&dq=isaac%20laney&pg=PA17#v=onepage&q=isaac%20laney&f=true

Secular Stories Podcast:

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/ehtheist-podcast/secular-stories/e/secular-stories-interview-with-bryce-blankenangel-naked-mormonism-42875993

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