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 take a fantastic opportunity to speak with Esther who grew up in a small Canadian polygamist town. She takes us on a realistic journey of what it’s like to grow up in a polygamist family with 5 mothers and 49 siblings. Esther then takes us through her arranged marriage with a local man and what it was like to settle in to a home with a hostile sister-wife. Against all odds she overcame multiple pregnancies while going through nursing school. These struggles only mark the beginning in a life-long journey through the reality of FLDS polygamy, be sure to listen in for the entire story.

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On this episode, we dive right back into a “clean cut” examination of the infamous Mark Hofmann. We cover from the end of 1983 up to the bombings in October of 1985. Even with nearly 3 hours of audio, there’s a lot being left out. Hopefully we’ll be able to wrap things up next week, but no promises…

 

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Links:

Tracking the White Salamander
http://utlm.org/onlinebooks/trackingch1.htm

The Caravan Moves On Bruce R. McConkie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQSCcA6AqQM&list=PLClOO0BdaFaOJJL93gB1zgWYKhN7Q74JP&index=35

Dean Jessee’s New Documents and Mormon Beginnings
https://ojs.lib.byu.edu/spc/index.php/BYUStudies/article/viewFile/5446/5096

Oath of a Freeman article
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/the-oath-of-a-freeman/

Time “Challenging Mormonism’s Roots
http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,956313,00.html

Extract from The Mormon Murders by Naifeh, Smith
https://books.google.com/books?id=iNCxCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA265&lpg=PA265&dq=kenneth+rendell+and+steven+christensen+meeting&source=bl&ots=KDsEBdH6wT&sig=Fsdaq6-VU8kulpRlJrypdkYO99g&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWju3h4MbOAhVOwWMKHYziAO0Q6AEIOzAF#v=onepage&q=kenneth%20rendell%20and%20steven%20christensen%20meeting&f=false

 Bombing articles:
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=9fRKRCJz75UC&dat=19851016&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
http://articles.latimes.com/1985-10-16/news/mn-15057_1_steve-christensen
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Aul-kAQHnToC&dat=19851016&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
http://www.nytimes.com/1985/10/17/us/mormon-reseacher-injured-in-3d-utah-bombing.html
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=bxbQgRQgr4sC&dat=19851016&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Aul-kAQHnToC&dat=19851017&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

Hofmann audio tape Sunstone presentation
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/mark-hofmann-25-years-later/

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On this episode, we take a break from the historical timeline to examine a person that has been shrouded in mystery since making his way onto the Mormon historical scene in 1978; Mark Hofmann. He’s a man responsible for manufacturing an unknowable number of forgeries and selling them to the Church and other private collectors. All of his actions eventually lead up to 3 bombs going off, killing two people and severely injuring Hofmann himself. This is part one and it gets us up to the Salamander Letter in 1984, a year and a half before bombs start going off.

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Links:

Second Anointing
http://www.utlm.org/images/tracking/trackingp3_templeritual.gif

Joseph Smith III Blessing
http://www.mormoninformation.com/blessing.htm

Gordon B. Hinckley Conference Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeLRsGLJz7w&list=PLClOO0BdaFaMJgXD--epQ4wWIqN4rRifk&index=9

September 9, 1984 Deseret News “Church” section
https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=glgnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=94IDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7092%2C3139859

Dallin Oaks CES Symposium defending Salamander letter
http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/trackingconfessions2.htm

Tracking the White Salamander with color coded source texts of Salamander Letter
http://www.utlm.org/onlinebooks/trackingch1.htm#ULM'S INVESTIGATION

September 1, 1984 Deseret News article titled “Letter”
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=UwEomQ3UdWgC&dat=19840901&printsec=frontpage&hl=en

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On this episode, I tell everybody just how at home I felt at the Sunstone Symposium. Sunstone is a convention for Mormons and non-Mormons to gather together and talk about the hard issues, with presentations by authors, historians, podcasters, and directors of various foundations; some believers, others non-believers. I had the opportunity to totally geek out and interview some authors, historians, and podcasters that I revere and frequently cite as sources for my research. The audio quality isn’t great, but the content is superb. You’ll hear audio clips from Grant Palmer, D. Michael Quinn, H. Michael Marquardt, John Hammond, Lindsay Park, and John Dehlin. For links to their works check the bottom of the show notes.

 

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Interviewee links:

 

Grant Palmer –

Insider’s View of Mormon Origins
https://www.amazon.com/Insiders-View-Mormon-Origins/dp/1560851570

"My Ah-Ha Moments While Researching Mormon History"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

Michael Quinn –

Wiki page with all his books
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._Michael_Quinn

 Michael Marquardt –

The Rise of Mormonism 1816-1844
https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Mormonism-1816-1844-Michael-Marquardt/dp/1597814709

Mormon Central
https://user.xmission.com/~research/central/

 

Tyler Glenn Trash –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNqnLdX4TM8

 

John Hammond –

Island Adventures
http://signaturebooks.com/island-adventures-hammond/

 

Infants on Thrones –
http://infantsonthrones.com/

 

Lindsay Hansen Park –

Year of Polygamy
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/

Color of Heaven
http://feministmormonhousewivespodcast.org/category/color-of-heaven-podcast/

 

John Dehlin –

Mormon Stories Podcast
http://www.mormonstories.org/

Open Stories Foundation
http://openstoriesfoundation.org/

 

Sunstone Symposium webpage
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/

 

The Pulpit Podcast with Joey and Andrew
http://pulpit.libsyn.com/

Mama Dragons
http://mamadragons.org/

Mark with Lost Mormonism
http://www.lostmormonism.com/category/magic/

Jeremy Runnells CES Letter
http://cesletter.com/

Rainbow Radio Presents with Dan
https://www.facebook.com/events/531518513700585/

Konw the Trut Ministries Podcast
https://www.facebook.com/Konw-The-Trut-813666238693097/?fref=ts

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