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 invite on one of Warren Jeffs’ sons, Roy, to tell us his walk through growing up as a millennial in the FLDS under Rulon and Warren Jeffs. Roy’s story is very compelling and he has a lot to tell the world. Check out his other interviews and appearances in media in the following links.

Links:

Year of Polygamy Roy Jeffs
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/year-of-polygamy/episode-119-the-prophets-son-an-interview-with-roy-jeffs-part-one/
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/year-of-polygamy/episode-119-the-prophets-son-an-interview-with-roy-jeffs-part-two/

CNN Interview
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/30/us/warren-jeffs-son-speaks-out/index.html

Daily Mail article
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258425/Work-camps-daily-confession-constant-fear-Warren-Jeffs-Son-cult-leader-opens-tormented-life-father-s-warped-religious-sect.html

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Direct download: Episode_83.mp3
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On this episode, we invite returning guest, Lindsay Hansen Park of Sunstone and Year of Polygamy, to discuss some contemporary issues with modern-day polygamy and some of the prominent sects of Fundamentalist Mormonism. What some see as practicing religious freedom, others may consider sexual coercion and grooming from young ages, but the sexual dynamic of polygamy is only one small aspect of the day-to-day lives of these Mormons. After that we have another installment of Mormon Leaks Minute with Ryan McKnight to discuss the Trump posthumous work and the recent Homosexuality Pamphlet leaks.

Links:

Lindsay Park Year of Polygamy
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/year-of-polygamy/episode-111-the-united-effort-plan/
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/year-of-polygamy/episode-120-flds-and-faithful-part-two/

Mormon Leaks discussed
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2017/12/04/mormonleaks-releases-the-posthumous-temple-records-for-the-parents-and-grandparents-of-donald-j-trump/
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/index.php?title=File:Homosexuality-1981.pdf

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Direct download: Episode_82.mp3
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On this episode, we continue our examination of Mormon polygamy by walking through more than a century of plural marriage history affiliated with Mormonism. We begin with the Second Manifesto of 1904 and discuss the rise of the Council of Friends and the resulting Fundamentalist Mormon sects which arose from the Council’s leadership. We finish the last half hour with a quick deconstruction of the modern FLDS and Warren Jeffs.

Links:

Utah Becomes a State
http://www.ilovehistory.utah.gov/topics/statehood/index.html

Constitution of Utah
https://archives.utah.gov/community/exhibits/Statehood/1896text.htm

Manifesto and the End of Plural Marriage
https://www.lds.org/topics/the-manifesto-and-the-end-of-plural-marriage?lang=eng

Second Manifesto 11904
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Second_Manifesto

Reed Smoot Hearings
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Smoot_Hearings
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Smoot
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reed_Smoot_hearings

Kidnapped from That Land: The Government Raids on the Short Creek Polygamists
https://books.google.com/books?id=0N6C_HZp3wUC&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=1935+short+creek+oath+to+renounce+polygamy&source=bl&ots=AM3I4yUVIa&sig=7HbVtnr1_seOwJ7b5onaadmz2Xc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib45-Ut4XYAhUR1mMKHdEjBVUQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

John Taylor 1886 Polygamy Revelation
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1886_Revelation

Council of Friends
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/CouncilofFriends.htm#_edn2#_edn2#_edn2#_edn2

Lorin C. Woolley
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorin_C._Woolley#Plural_marriage
https://web.archive.org/web/20080922184416/http://www.fldstruth.org:80/administration.php?index=5

1933 Final Manifesto
https://books.google.com/books?id=TgQxDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA382&lpg=PA382&dq=1933+final+manifesto+mormon&source=bl&ots=P1wFZj29bq&sig=BcHeJ8TXUO0Z7p4K4cm9Jjwwowg&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjnh8HLwoXYAhVLw2MKHbLbBJ0Q6AEIODAC#v=onepage&q=1933%20final%20manifesto%20mormon&f=false

Leslie Broadbent
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/JLeslieBroadbent.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Leslie_Broadbent

John Yates Barlow
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/JOHNYATESBARLOW.htm

Bradley’s Kidnapped from that Land
https://books.google.com/books?id=0N6C_HZp3wUC&pg=PA57&lpg=PA57&dq=1935+short+creek+oath+to+renounce+polygamy&source=bl&ots=AM3I4yUVIa&sig=7HbVtnr1_seOwJ7b5onaadmz2Xc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwib45-Ut4XYAhUR1mMKHdEjBVUQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

26 Jul 1953 Short Creek Raid
https://www.newspapers.com/image/116729813/?terms=short+creek
https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=Aul-kAQHnToC&dat=19530727&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short_Creek_raid#cite_note-13

Rulon Allred
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/RulonCAllred.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rulon_C._Allred

Timeline of Polygamist Mormon Sects
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mormon_fundamentalist_leaders
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mormon_fundamentalist_leaders

Kingston Group
http://kingstonclan.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latter_Day_Church_of_Christ

Apostolic United Brethren
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/AUB.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostolic_United_Brethren

United Effort Plan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamentalist_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-Day_Saints
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/year-of-polygamy/episode-111-the-united-effort-plan/
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/31/us/fundamentalist-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-fast-facts/index.html

Utah and Arizona withdraw from UEP
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865690488/Utah-quietly-withdraws-from-FLDS-UEP-Trust-fund.html

Most Fundamentalist Groups
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Mormon_fundamentalist_leaders

Rulon Jeffs
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/RulonJeffs.htm
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/936024/FLDS-leader-Rulon-Jeffs-dies.html

Warren Jeffs
http://www.mormonfundamentalism.com/archive/ChartLinks/WarrenJeffs.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Jeffs#cite_ref-64
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/645197034/Warren-Jeffs-timeline.html
http://www.hcn.org/articles/mormon-fundamentalists-control-short-creek-polygamy-utah-warren-jeffs
https://web.archive.org/web/20130615042231/http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/bustupinbountiful/timeline.html
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/645197034/Warren-Jeffs-timeline.html

Warren Jeffs Apprehended
https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/08/28/ccj-anniversary-flds-warren-jeffs-arrest/#.WjMh-0qnE2w

SPLC Classifies FLDS as Hate Group
https://web.archive.org/web/20100203152005/http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?sid=342

Warren Jeffs child-sex tapes
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/warren-jeffs-trial-audio-tape-underage-wife-sexual-assault-14229374
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrnWSHF4Ikw

Warren Jeffs renounces prophetic claims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh9wnCcR0LE

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Direct download: Episode_81.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22pm EDT
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On this episode, we cover the major sprouts of Mormonism which sprang from the fertile religion Nauvoo soil. From the Strangites, to Whiteites, to Josephites, to Brighamites, to Godbeites, and back to Brighamites again, every major faction of Mormonism seems to have a highly polarized stance on polygamy. Politics plays it’s role as laws are passed in attempt to outlaw the twins of barbarism, slavery and polygamy, largely aimed at curtailing the religious overreach of the Mormon theocracy in Utah. This is part 3 in a multi-part series on the history of polygamy.

Links:

Opposition to Mormon Polygamy in Utah
http://ilovehistory.utah.gov/time/stories/polygamy.html

Morrill Anti-Bigamy Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrill_Anti-Bigamy_Act

James Strang
http://www.strangstudies.org/James_Jesse_Strang/

Lyman Wight
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lyman-wight
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyman_Wight

Whiteite Polygamy
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1042&context=usupress_pubs

Alpheus Cutler
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/alpheus-cutler
http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=10632&context=annals-of-iowa

Joseph Smith III
http://www.josephsmithjr.org/history/children/70-joseph-smith-iii
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V20N04_107.pdf

Saints Herald 1860 archive
http://www.latterdaytruth.org/pdf/100137.pdf

Buchanan’s Blunder War of 1857-58
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_War

Poland Act of 1874
http://www.famous-trials.com/mountainmeadows/933-the-poland-act

James A. Garfield Inaugural Address 4 March 1881
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=25823

Assassination of Garfield, trial of Charles Guiteau
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1100203?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

George F. Edmunds
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_F._Edmunds

Edmunds Anti-Polygamy Act 1882
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h734.html

Grover Cleveland 8 Dec 1885 annual address
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=29526

John Taylor
https://www.lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?leader=3&topic=facts

Wilford Woodruff
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Woodruff,_Wilford
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilford_Woodruff

1890 Manifesto—Official Declaration 1
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/od/1

Supreme Court Ruling upholding Edmunds-Tucker Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Corp._of_the_Church_of_Jesus_Christ_of_Latter-Day_Saints_v._United_States

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Direct download: Episode_80.mp3
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On this episode, we jump into part 2 of our dive into the history of polygamy, and we’re going to focus in on Joseph Smith and Mormonism specifically. For ease of listening we break this episode into three separate segments (The Entered Apprentice, The Fellowcraft, The Master).

Links:

Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo
https://www.lds.org/topics/plural-marriage-in-kirtland-and-nauvoo?lang=eng

Joseph Smith: Making of a Prophet
http://signaturebookslibrary.org/joseph-smith-09/

Eber Howe Mormonism Unvailed
http://www.fullerconsideration.com/images/mormonismunvaile00howe.pdf

Fair Mormon on Eliza Winters
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/Early_womanizer

Hales-Vogel open exchange about Winters and Stowells
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/hales-vogel-2-private-correspondence/

1830s Joseph Smith polygamy
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/history/polygamy-early-1830s

Fanny Alger
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/common-questions/plural-marriages-sexual/fanny-alger-evidence-of-sexuality/

Statement on Marriage 1835
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/statement-on-marriage-circa-august-1835/2

Sexual Grooming
https://www.allure.com/story/what-is-sexual-grooming-abuse

Nauvoo Expositor
https://archive.org/stream/NauvooExpositor1844/Nauvoo_Expositor_1844#page/n2/mode/1up

Joseph Jackson Mormon Expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Wilhelm Wyl interviews William Law
http://www.mrm.org/law-interview

Last Testimony of Sister Emma Hale Smith Bidamon
http://www.mormonthink.com/files/emma-interview-1879.pdf

D&C 132 original revelation
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/revelation-12-july-1843-dc-132/1

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Direct download: Episode_79.mp3
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On this episode, we finally dive into polygamy. We’re ramping up for polygamy in Nauvoo prior to April 1841, but before doing so we have to set the historical stage to understand the world from which Mormon polygamy evolved. We begin with marriage from the dawn of historical time and skim across the top of major world religions throughout most of written history to finally arrive at the post-enlightenment western world filled with small groups of free-love proto-hippies. This is part 1 of a multi-part series on Mormon polygamy.

Links:

Code of Ur Nammu
http://www.polk.k12.ga.us/userfiles/644/Classes/177912/Code%20of%20Ur-Nammu.pdf

History of Marriage – Alex Gendler
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ6QB5TSfk

1955 Hindu Marriage Act
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hindu_Marriage_Act,_1955

Polygamy in Judaism
http://www.benyehuda.us/poligamy.htm

1908 Jewish encyclopedia on Polygamy
http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12260-polygamy

Saint Augustine On the Good of Marriage
http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/1309.htm

Adamite or Adamian free-love church
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamites

History of United Methodist and Wesley Brothers
http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/roots

Quran Surah 4 an-Nisaa
https://quran.com/4

Polygyny in Islam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygyny_in_Islam

Martin Luther’s writings on Polygamy
http://beggarsallreformation.blogspot.com/2009/01/luther-i-confess-that-i-cannot-forbid.html

Martin Luther wiki page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther#Marriage

Munster Rebellion wiki page
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCnster_rebellion

Free-love societies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_love

Polygamy vs. Monogamy population study
https://www.livescience.com/13010-polygamy-good-men-bad-women.html

William Blake Visions of the Daughters of Albion
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Visions_of_the_Daughters_of_Albion

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Direct download: Episode_78.mp3
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On this episode, we bring somebody into our timeline who will become an important dissenting voice against the Mormons throughout the rest of their years in Nauvoo, Thomas Coke Sharp. Raised by a Methodist preacher and learned in all things anti-Mormon, Thomas Sharp’s paper will become an interesting source of Mormon history moving forward through our timeline. After that, Jo gathers the entire Mormon population on the highest hill in town in a grand spectacle to dedicate the plot for the Nauvoo Temple, complete with the Nauvoo Legion parading around town in uniform and thousands of spectators. Newspaper outlets around the country pick up the story and all eyes turn to the Mormons’ new kingdom on the Mississippi. To round out the show for today, we’ll have on Ryan McKnight to discuss a Mormon leak and an exciting announcement that patrons heard in the exclusive Patreon only feed last week.

Links:

United Methodist Church History
http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/roots

Literacy Rates in early America
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2003/12/5/4379/-

Thomas Sharp
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/073-16-23.pdf

Warsaw Signal archive
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm#0407

News Articles related to Mormons
https://www.newspapers.com/image/319287867/?spot=15114381
https://www.newspapers.com/image/278846321/?terms=mormons
https://www.newspapers.com/image/64594700/?terms=mormons
https://www.newspapers.com/image/40140977/?terms=Martin%2BHarris

From Priesthood to Pretty
https://frompriesthoodtopretty.podbean.com/e/from-priesthood-to-pretty-episode-26-bryce-blankenagel/

Weird Alma Mormon Parody extraordinaire
https://weirdalma.bandcamp.com/releases

Mormon Leaks and NEW Faith Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io
https://faithleaks.org/

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Direct download: Episode_77.mp3
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On this episode, we take a look at the avalanche of acts and ordinances that were being passed in Nauvoo to establish some semblance of a real operating city. Joseph Smith and his favored elites had a lot of work to do and were in the process of forming new committee and organizations on a daily basis to answer the myriad needs of the burgeoning community. Once again, we find speculation to be the sole ruling factor in the formation of any Nauvoo business or agency. Jo even passed an act against intolerant speech against people of faith, we can’t have those atheists building a church in Nauvoo now, can we? After that we’ll get into part 2 of my conversation with Jack Naneek of the Mormon Awakenings podcast, where we really discuss some hard issues with the church’s stance on LGBTQ+ people and the value churches give society. Patreon subscribers be sure to check your feed. There’s an exciting announcement with Ryan McKnight as a separate episode over there and patrons of the show get to hear it a week early.

Links:

History of Blasphemy Laws
https://ffrf.org/outreach/item/20813-we-swear-blasphemy-laws-still-on-the-books

Maryland Blasphemy Law
http://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000388/html/am388--824.html

Charles Lee Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lee_Smith

Constitutional Convention
http://teachingamericanhistory.org/convention/

Mormon Awakenings Podcast w/Jack Naneek
http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/category/episodes/mormonawakenings/

Holy Crap Vlogcast guest spot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZsKerih3fg

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Direct download: Episode_76.mp3
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On this episode, the era of excitement for the new official Mormon home in Nauvoo gets to the leadership’s collective head. Wreck-it Bennett gets up on the stand during his mayoral inauguration and sets out a number of decrees Nauvoo would need to fulfill if it’s to last into the coming decade. The Nauvoo government establishes a small number of committees and passes ordinances to set out the letter of the theocratic law. Nauvoo would be a temperate society, but effectively fostered an underground market for liquor, just like the U.S. government in the following century, but Jo and Bennett had their fingers on the knobs for who could buy and sell liquor within the city limits. This episode is all about organization by a group which had suffered from lack thereof for over a decade up to this point. After that we’re joined by Jack Naneek of the Mormon Awakenings podcast to discuss just what it means to be a member of the church and seek validation from our Mormon community.

Links:

Warsaw Signal
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm#0113

Mormon Awakenings Podcast w/Jack Naneek
http://www.mormondiscussionpodcast.org/category/episodes/mormonawakenings/

Imaginary Friends Show guest spot
http://imaginaryfriendsshow.libsyn.com/ifriends-425-the-way-of-the-dodo

Wayward Willis guest spot
http://willisweb.com/what-even-is-mormonism/

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Direct download: Episode_75.mp3
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On this week’s episode, we read through a bunch of the first revelation Joseph Smith gave in Nauvoo that made it into the D&C, section 124. Since the passing of the Nauvoo Charter, the Mormons could finally rest easy that they wouldn’t be chased out of Illinois after living there a year like had happened in Missouri, so they set up camp. By that, I mean, Jo gave a revelation dictating the organization of Nauvoo to build it up, starting with the most important parts, like building a house for Jo and his family. Section 124 has a bunch of important names in it so we review most of the names and why they’re relevant as we move through the revelation. After that, Nauvoo holds its first election in February of 1840, electing John Wreck-it Bennett to the office of Mayor and various church elites to the offices of aldermen and councilors. Jo finally had a legally sanctioned theocracy with no looming threat of a Missouri militia to come and take it away like 2 years ago.

Links:

D&C 124 1844 vs 2013
http://comparedandc.com/

Nauvoo House
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Nauvoo_House

George Miller
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Miller_(Latter_Day_Saints)

John Snider (Snyder)
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-snider-snyder

Vinson Knight
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinson_Knight

William Marks
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Marks_(Latter_Day_Saints)

Henry G. Sherwood
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/henry-garlick-sherwood

Robert D. Foster
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_D._Foster

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Direct download: Episode_74.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT
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On this episode, we finally introduce someone who’s been long overdue for our historical timeline, Heber C. Kimball, maybe you guys can help me come up with a fitting NaMo nickname for him. After that we jump into a letter Bennett wrote to the brethren to be published in the Times and Season stating the Nauvoo Charter had finally passed the Illinois State Legislature. Bennett was a powerful lobbyist and ally to have on the Mormons’ side, and he specifically called out a few government officials who were paramount to the Charter’s success. Then we find out that God gave a sign in the heavens to the Mormon missionaries in England, signaling the passing of the Nauvoo Charter, legends are born easily but never die. After that, we’re joined by a special guest who recently dove really deep into the BoM to try and make sense of it all. Patreon supporters be sure to listen to this episode in the Patreon feed to hear the special extended interview with Colt.

Links:

Heber C. Kimball biography
https://archive.org/stream/lifeofheberckimb00whitrich#page/33/mode/1up

Heber C. Kimball quotes
http://www.azquotes.com/author/26993-Heber_C_Kimball

Colt Kalcich BoM Chronology Study
http://realbookofmormon.org/random-fact/fact-1456/
colt_a_k@hotmail.com

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Direct download: Episode_73.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22am EDT
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A follow-up on the Mythinformation Conference. Some listeners wanted more details so Marie and I discussed what happened at Mythinformation while it was fresh on my mind. This orginally aired in the MyBoM podcast patreon only feed, but by popular demand we're releasing it to both of our regular feeds. If you don't like drama and controversy in the atheist podcasting world, feel free to skip this as a regular episode will be out this week at the regular time.

Video links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZahCm5s6Zs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFL0wKmsC0

Direct download: MMCont.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT
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On this episode, we dive right back into the historical timeline with talk on some detailed land purchase agreements. Jo and the Mormons were in a bad spot when they began settling Nauvoo and land speculation was the new counterfeit money to hobble the church along with a falsely inflated economy. Land speculators never pass on making some money on destitute people, and Jo does the same when selling land to the Mormons, but actual specie exchange rarely happened. After that, we bring on Ethan Dodge, the second half of the Mormon Leaks team, to discuss the recent leaks leading up to conference weekend as well as a little bit about himself. To cap it off, I’ll speak very briefly about Mythcon 2017 in Milwaukee.

Links:

Susan Easton Black lectures
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT931JI2LTI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBbhBHvvmEk&t=355s

Ethan Dodge Reddit AMA
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/7342m8/im_ethan_dodge_aka_privacy_p_pratt_lead_engineer/

My Mormon Experience Podcast
https://player.fm/series/my-mormon-experience

Leaks Discussed in MLM
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2017/09/28/mormonleaks-releases-emails-and-attachment-regarding-gospel-topics-essays-and-attendance-statistics/
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2017/09/30/mormonleaks-releases-recordings-of-august-2017-kansas-wichita-area-adult-and-youth-sessions/

Church stats reddit thread
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/72zyhm/mormonleaks_releases_emails_and_attachment/

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Direct download: Episode_72.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EDT
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On this episode, we invite on Tom and Cecil of the Cognitive Dissonance podcast to talk about the worst presidential candidate in American History, Joseph Smith. From New York to Illinois, everything Jo touched fell into a state of chaos and ruin. By the time we get to his 1844 presidential campaign, he’s won and lost dozens of business ventures, built and dissolved a handful of newspapers, and fully established his Mormon theocracy on the Mississippi. Join us for all the shenanigans and don’t forget to check out Tom and Cecil’s podcasts, Cognitive Dissonance and, for all the history fans out there, Citation Needed on all your favorite podcast vehicles.

Links:

Cognitive Dissonance
http://dissonancepod.com/

Citation Needed
http://citationpod.com/

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Direct download: Episode_71.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT
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On this episode, we record from NAUVOO during the John Whitmer Historical Association conference. We talk with historians William Shepherd, Joseph Geisner, and H. Michael Marquardt about the Council of Fifty and the Hodge murders, the subjects these historians have been researching most recently. After that, I offer my own musings wrapping up the conference with a few headlines which have come out in the Mormon community recently. Thanks to everybody who made the JWHA conference a resounding success and such a pleasure to attend this year!

Links:

John Whitmer Historical Association
https://www.jwha.info/

Joe Geisner Year of Polygamy episode
http://www.yearofpolygamy.com/tag/joe-geisner/

BoM Printer’s Manuscript article
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689273/LDS-Church-buys-printers-manuscript-of-Book-of-Mormon-for-record-35-million-from-Community-of.html

Community of Christ
http://www.cofchrist.org/

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Direct download: Ep_70.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT
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On this episode, we catch up with the Quorum of the Twelve apostles to see how their missionary efforts were developing in Europe prior to their departing England to make their way back to Nauvoo. They got in some sight-seeing and spare no detail in reporting everything back to the brethren on the other side of the pond. We continue to dive into a number of newspaper articles covering the Mormon expansion efforts. To round out the history for today, we feature a debate between a skeptic and Mormon apologist, but it’s not what you’d expect. After that, we’ll be talking to Mike who just posted an interesting analysis in the ExMormon subreddit comparing Utah to the socialist utopia of Norway. At least somebody listened to the teachings in the Book of Mormon about socialism and wealth.

Links:

Utah Vs. Norway armchair experiment
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/708qxi/utah_vs_norway_an_armchair_experiment_norway_is/

Coolture podcast

http://coolturecast.com

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Direct download: Episode_69.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am EDT
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On this episode, we jump right in to adding an incredible well of depth to the character of Joseph Smith by reading a number of excerpts from William Morain’s “The Sword of Laban, Joseph Smith and the Dissociated Mind”. The excruciating pain from his childhood leg surgery coupled with the death of his eldest brother in his late teens had significant impacts on Jo’s psyche, baggage he would carry for the rest of his life. Maybe we can understand the inner-workings of a broken mind by viewing decisions Jo made through child’s eyes. Jo calls the Quorum of the Twelve home from their mission in England but permits Parley P. Pratt (P-cubed) to tarry a bit longer to continue his publishing duties with the Liverpool Book of Mormon and the Millennial Star. The economic outlook for Nauvoo looked good on the surface at the end of 1840, but the whole thing was built on credit and there was a jobs vacuum affecting every Mormon who chose to settle roundabout. After that we invite recurring correspondent, Ryan McKnight, for a Mormon Leaks Minute before dealing with some listener feedback.

Links:

The Sword of Laban by William Morain M.D.
https://www.amazon.com/Sword-Laban-Joseph-Smith-Dissociated/dp/0880488646

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/PPPratt.html

MLM BYU Francis Bernard Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShoZxwE7Wr4&feature=youtu.be

John Whitmer History Association
https://www.jwha.info/annual-conference

Mythicist Milwaukee
http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythinformation-conference/

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Direct download: Episode_68.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33pm EDT
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On this episode, we try to gain new perspective. John Bennett addresses the brethren during the October 1840 conference to gain access to the in-group of trusted Mormon leaders with a new rule requiring 2 or 3 witnesses to any crime. How would this affect polygamy as it begins to lurk under the surface of Nauvoo? We bring on a very special guest to discuss the plight of women’s rights in the 19th-century and how having a child out of wedlock essentially condemned single mothers to a life of misery and hardship.

Links:

M Russell Ballard Where Will You Go?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0PjZYgUZY8

What was Abortion Like in the 19th Century?
http://www.elle.com/life-love/a14570/abortion-in-the-19th-century/

My Book of Mormon Podcast
https://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/

God Awful Movies SLC
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-awful-movies-live-in-salt-lake-city-tickets-34145066814

Mythinformation by Mythicist Milwaukee
http://www.mythicistmilwaukee.com/mythconoverview/

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Direct download: Episode_67.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT
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On this episode, Jo, Bennett (Brokeit), and Thompson, join forces to draft the Nauvoo Charter for approval by the Illinois State Legislature. We read right through the whole thing because that’s how we roll on this show. The Charter was essentially a copy and paste of the Springfield City Charter, but there were a few subtle additions which enshrined the city of Nauvoo as a sanctuary to Jo and the Mormons, and created a separate military arm, the Nauvoo Legion, as the law enforcement agency through which Jo exercised nothing short of martial law under the banner of his newly founded theocracy. Jo was untouchable.

Links:

Nauvoo Charter
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Nauvoo_Charter

Robert Flanders’ Nauvoo
https://www.amazon.com/Nauvoo-Mississippi-Robert-Bruce-Flanders/dp/0252005619

Tanner Barker’s blog
https://diligenceovertime.blogspot.com/

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Direct download: Episode_66.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm EDT
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On this episode, we do something we’ve never done before; cover a news story as it’s breaking. Hurricane Harvey has already wreaked billions of dollars in devastation on Texas and one concerned parent wants to reach his missionary son. Unfortunately, the rule book doesn’t allow for this so the Mission President cut off all attempts of John O’Conner to reach his missionary son. This story is currently developing and we’ll bring updates as we learn more.

 

Links:

Letter Exchange leak
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/documents/8/86/Fwd-_Texas_Houston_Mission_Preparedness_Update_for_Hurricane_Harvey_2017-08-26.pdf

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Direct download: Episode_65.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EDT
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On this episode, we bid farewell to some prominent members of the Mormon church as so many were perishing due to famine and resulting sickness. Joseph Smith Sr., Big Daddy Cheese as we know him, imparts blessings on his wife and children as the darkness begins to close in. After that, we catch up with Bloody Brigham and the quorum of the Twelve on their incredibly successful mission to England, where Brigham was getting a feel for what it was like to run his own religion. Later we’ll bring on Ryan McKnight for a Mormon Leaks Minute about church leaks featuring Denver Snuffer and a huge document of sex abuse allegations raised against the church. It’s not a happy episode today…

Links:

Times and Seasons Vol 1
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9373

Mormon Leaks:

RadioWest Denver Snuffer by Doug Fabrizio
http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/denver-snuffer-and-remnant-movement

Snuffer leaks
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/index.php?title=Denver_Snuffer#August_22.2C_2017

Instances of Child Sexual Abuse by Member of LDS church
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/documents/6/60/INSTANCES_OF_CHILD_SEXUAL_ABUSE_ALLEGEDLY_PERPETRATED_BY_MEMBERS_OF_THE_CHURCH_OF_JESUS_CHRIST_OF_LATTER-DAY_SAINTS-2017-06.pdf

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Direct download: Episode_64.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EDT
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On this episode, Jo goes on a smear campaign against the POTUS, Martin Van Buren. Jo claims his dog is more fit to run the country than Van Buren, likely giving him the confidence and social clout to run for President in the 1844 election. After that, Jo introduces baptisms for the dead and the waters of the Mississippi in Commerce were continually troubled by people getting dunked for loved ones. We wrap up the historical portion with discussing just how much John C. Bennett influenced Jo throughout his short time with the Saints. After that we bring on an old friend, Kaitlyn McKenna, to see how she’s been doing for the past two years since we last spoke after she was kicked out of her parent’s house and was forced to start a gofundme campaign for basic living essentials.

Links:

Odd Atheist Friends Podcast
https://soundcloud.com/oafpodcast/episode-15-look-at-my-penis-with-bryce-blankenagel

Kaitlyn McKenna Contact info
Twitter @KaitKenna
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/kaitlyn.mckenna.75

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Direct download: Episode_63.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:17pm EDT
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This is the audio for the Sunstone presentation titled Revelation Through Hallucination, presented by Bryce Blankenagel and Cody Noconi. Please see https://youtu.be/t9OCSkqec5A for the video.

Direct download: PresentationAudio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT
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On this episode, we jump into early spring of 1840 with Elias Higbee in Washington D.C. still advocating on behalf of the Mormons. Jo gets back to Nauvoo after having abandoned the Mormons during a very harsh winter to speak with the U.S. government to get some kind of recourse for the Saints’ suffering in Missouri. Rigdon is laid up with sickness and won’t respond to letters while in his fragile state. Jo holds a general conference to handle the issues in Nauvoo which had cropped up in his absence and we’re finally introduced to one of the most infamous characters in all of Mormon history as he finally makes his way into our historical timeline. After that, I’ll be speaking with Mark Naugle so he can tell us a little of his story and the social impact of people officially leaving the church in droves. Check out the Sunstone presentation video!

Links:

Smith-Entheogen Sunstone Presentation
https://youtu.be/t9OCSkqec5A

BoM editions
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Book_of_Mormon_Editions_(1830-1981)

John Cook Bennett (Brokeit)
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-cook-bennett
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-john-c-bennett-25-july-1840/2
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-john-c-bennett-15-august-1840/2

Mark Naugle and QuitMormon
https://quitmormon.com/
https://www.avvo.com/attorneys/84101-ut-mark-naugle-3415436.html

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Direct download: Episode_62.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT
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On this week’s episode, we cover the first 3 months of 1840 when Jo met with the United States Congressional committee to petition them for redress for what the Saints had suffered in Missouri. The meeting met every day over a week’s time and increasingly became more skeptical with each day of discussion with Jo. Finally, a resident of Missouri makes it to the meeting to give his side of the conflict and the committee resolves that Missouri should handle Missouri’s problems. After that we have a bit of a longer Mormon Leaks Minute segment with correspondent, Ryan McKnight, to discuss a treasure trove of 37 leaked documents from Bruce McConkie’s unpublished personal writings. Patrons get an extra segment discussing McConkie’s hatred of evolution.

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Mormon Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io/

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Direct download: Episode_61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EDT
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On this episode, we wrap up the 2017 SLC Sunstone Symposium. We begin with some musings on how everything went as well as a quick look at the great and spacious building across the street from Temple Square in downtown SLC. Then we bring on Marie Kent, host of My Book of Mormon podcast, to discuss her thoughts on Sunstone and the Smith-entheogen presentation by yours truly and Cody Noconi of Psilly Rabbits Podcast. Regular episode will be out in a few days.

Links:

Smith-Entheogen theory
http://realbookofmormon.org/smithentheogentheory

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Direct download: 2017SunstoneSLCWrapUp.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT
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On this episode, we continue our conversation with Cody Noconi from the Psilly Rabbits podcast about the Smith-entheogen theory. We cover the second half of the paper to be presented at Sunstone Symposium which deconstructs entheogen use through Joseph Smith’s early years and into Mormonism. The amount Smith had practiced honing dose, set, and setting finally pays off during the Kirtland Temple dedication ceremony. Public entheogen use seems to drop off sharply after this ceremony, being forced underground for many understandable reasons. We conclude with discussing possible weak points in the theory, as well as limitations, and finish with our overarching conclusion for the entire paper. We hope to see some of you at Sunstone on Saturday 29 July 2017 for the presentation, or for the live My Book of Mormon show at Squatter’s pub that same evening! If you can’t make it to either of those, consider coming to church with Marie and I at the Joseph Smith Memorial building on Sunday to stand in solidarity supporting those hurt by the bigotry forwarded by the Mormon church.

Links:

Smith-Entheogen theory
http://realbookofmormon.org/smithentheogentheory

Psilly Rabbits Podcast
http://psillyrabbits.com/

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Direct download: Episode_60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28am EDT
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On this episode, we suspend the historical timeline to analyze the Smith-Entheogen theory along with host of Psilly Rabbits Podcast, Cody Noconi. Before that, we talk to Dan Wees of the Book of Mormon Comparative to get an update on his project. Then we move into reading part 1 of the Sunstone paper titled Revelation Through Hallucination, a discourse on the Smith-entheogen theory. We end with the final installment of the Patreon Pledge drive, issuing a call to arms for those listeners located in Utah. Don’t miss Sunstone and the live My Book of Mormon show in SLC at Squatter’s pub on July 29th, 2017!

Links:

Smith-Entheogen theory
http://realbookofmormon.org/smithentheogentheory

Good Friday Experiment “Miracle at Marsh Chapel”
http://www.maps.org/news/multimedia-library/138-1962-good-friday-experiment

MAPS Follow-up to Good Friday Experiment
http://www.maps.org/other-psychedelic-research/213-psilocybin-research/psilocybin-studies-completed/5508-the-good-friday-experiment-follow-up

Erowid Plant and Root Database
https://www.erowid.org/

Plants of the Gods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZmjpK6KYqI
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/378208.Plants_of_the_Gods

GET YOUR TICKETS FOR SUNSTONE SYMPOSIUM!!!
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/

Come to church with Marie Kent and I at the JS Memorial Building!
https://www.lds.org/maps/meetinghouses/@40.769715,-111.892079,17&lang=eng&id=meetinghouse:5336082-01-08

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Direct download: Episode_59.mp3
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On this week’s episode, we jump right into the latter part of 1839 with the quorum of the Twelve petitioning Jo to release the copyright on the Book of Mormon to begin printing the 1840 edition. The Times and Season church periodical begins circulating, and Jo finally departs for Washington D.C. to speak with the POTUS about helping the Mormon refugees out of their dire straits. The meeting doesn’t go as planned, but Jo and Rigdon weren’t done asking the government for relief and are stuck in D.C. for another month and a half waiting for Congress to come back from winter recess. We finish up the episode with airing a conversation I had with Molly UnMormon on Doubting Dogma Podcast, discussing the Martin and Willie handcart companies and other fun church stuff. Please consider supporting the podcast during our Patreon Pledge drive to get in on all the extra content! Patreon.com/nakedmormonism.

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Direct download: Episode_58.mp3
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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/

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Direct download: Episode_57.mp3
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This is our NaMo Home Evening for June 2017 with featured guest Heretic Woman of Atheists on Air: Beyond the Trailer Park

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On this week’s episode, we cover June and early July 1839. Jo was signing land purchase agreements faster than he could tour the landscape to see if the sale was a good deal or not. He names a new town to be built under the banner of Zarahemla and continues to visit a bunch of Mormons to set straight the record of how the BoM came to be. The quorum of the Twelve prepare for their journey to England by listening to a lecture from Jo about some finer points of Mormon doctrine and we compare them to the doctrine before and after this newest evolution. Finally, we wrap up the episode with a teaser for how to talk to missionaries or TBM loved ones about church history and BoM archaeology.

Links:

NYTimes A Neuroscientific Look at Speaking in Tongues
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/07/health/07brain.html

Calling and Election Sure by Roy Doxey
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1976/07/accepted-of-the-lord-the-doctrine-of-making-your-calling-and-election-sure?lang=eng

Mormon Stories Tom Phillips’ Second Anointing
http://www.mormonstories.org/tom-phillips-and-the-second-anointing/

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Direct download: Episode_56.mp3
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On this week’s episode, we jump into all the work and frustration associated with building a city from a scratchy, bitey, black-water swampland. Sickness, exposure, and simple lack of resources find Jo and friends in desperate need of brokering whatever deal necessary to establish a new home for the thousands of homeless Mormon refugees. We get our newest introduction to the NaMo nickname family and Jo begins dictating his own revised history to be published in the Times and Seasons in response to the recent uprising of the Spalding theory. Later on, we’ll be talking dangerous American history with Prof CJ of the Dangerous History Podcast.

Links:

Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/PPPratt.html

Biographical Sketches of Stephen Markham
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/22446494

ProfCJ Dangerous History Podcast
http://profcj.org/

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Direct download: Episode_55.mp3
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On this episode, we’ll be talking about the PR nightmare that was the Spalding theory as it embodied a new resurgence in the public eye. Spalding’s wife, Matilda Davison, and Hingepin Sidney Rigdon went at it in a public letter exchange where she laid out the theory claiming the Book of Mormon came from her late husband’s fiction and Rigdon responds with ad hominem attacks and blatant lies. After that we follow up on the conversation with Charone Frankel from last week’s episode.

Links:

B.H. Roberts The Book of Mormon pt 3
http://www.solomonspalding.com/docs2/Rob1905a.htm

Susan Black on Nauvoo population
http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3025&context=byusq

Full text of “Manuscript Story—Conneaut Creek
https://archive.org/stream/themanuscriptsto00spauuoft/themanuscriptsto00spauuoft_djvu.txt

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Direct download: Episode_54.mp3
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On this episode, we look at a new release from Deseret News which claims that the church will produce a new comprehensive history. A 4-volume set released over 4 years covering more than 200 years from an historically verifiable, transparent, fictionalized account, written at a 10th grade reading level. This is their new commitment to answering controversial Mormon history; I’m not holding my breath. After that we talk to Charone Frankel of Habeas Humor Podcast to talk about her path through religiosity and how she came to host an atheist-law podcast. Be sure to give her show a listen, track down episode 11 to hear us talk about the FLDS.

Links:

Charone on Habeas Humor

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Deseret News “Church History” article
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681321/Church-Historian-details-forthcoming-new-comprehensive-Church-history.html

Richard Bushman “Church has to change narrative”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhpQByXn484

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Direct download: SpEdEp44.mp3
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On this episode, we shift focus from Quincy to Liberty Jail and back as we follow Bloody Brigham Young stepping into the vacuum of leadership, making a power play in Jo’s absence. Jo agrees to buy the land deal proposed by Isaac Galland sight unseen after he screeds to him about Mormon doctrine. Then Jo and friends are charged again in a Grand Jury with everything they’d already been charged, then proceed to escape during a transfer to Boone County. Everybody plays their part in the building up of Zion in their clean slate state, Illinois.

 

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Letter to Isaac Galland
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-isaac-galland-22-march-1839/2#full-transcript

Letter to Judge George Thompkins
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/petition-to-george-thompkins-15-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter to Emma Smith
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-emma-smith-4-april-1839/1#full-transcript

AOA Beyond the Trailer Park podcast
https://www.spreaker.com/user/atheists/atheists-on-air-beyond-the-trailer-park-_42

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Direct download: Episode_53.mp3
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On this episode, we air an interview conducted at Boston University’s theological department during the Mormon history tour. We get to hear from Professor Emeritus Carl A.P. Ruck of classical history. Ruck has been publishing in the field for 3 decades and sits as one of the foremost historians who has extensively researched certain religious rituals and their use of entheogens. He gives his opinion on whether it’s feasible for Joseph Smith to have used them in the early days of Mormonism. After the conversation, we dive into a discussion about what attendees can expect during this year’s Sunstone Symposium presentation on July 29th, “Revelation Through Hallucination”. Marie Kent, host of My Book of Mormon podcast, will be in SLC for Sunstone as well; we’ll be doing a live show from Squatter’s pub. Check both Facebook pages for more info!

Links:

Carl A.P. Ruck Boston University
https://www.bu.edu/classics/faculty-profiles/carl-a-p-ruck/

Some of Ruck’s presentations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjGBoG8c-U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwfkJkvbR-I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8IqVumsSN4

Psilly Rabbits Podcast
http://psillyrabbits.com/

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Direct download: SpEdEp43.mp3
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On this episode, we view the Mormon exodus from Missouri to Illinois through the eyes of those locked up in Liberty Jail. Jo and Hyrum try to run the church from their dungeon, while Rigdon is trying to reestablish the Mormon kingdom which was lost. Jo has letter correspondence with his wife and Presendia Huntington Buell at the same time. We finish, as usual, with random musings about Hingepin Rigdon and his belief in a God that would dare to cause him such personal suffering.

 

Links:

LDS article on Liberty Jail
https://history.lds.org/article/doctrine-and-covenants-liberty-jail?lang=eng

Letter to the Chuch in Caldwell County 16 Dec 1838
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-the-church-in-caldwell-county-missouri-16-december-1838/1

Letter to Brigham Young and Heber Kimball 16 Jan 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-heber-c-kimball-and-brigham-young-16-january-1839/1#full-transcript

Memorial to Missouri Legislature 24 Jan 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/memorial-to-the-missouri-legislature-24-january-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter from Edward (Party-boy) Partridge 5 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-edward-partridge-5-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter from Don Carlos and William Smith 6 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-don-carlos-smith-and-william-smith-6-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter from Emma Smith 7 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-emma-smith-7-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter to Emma Smith 21 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-emma-smith-21-march-1839/1#full-transcript

Letter to Presendia Huntington Buell 15 March 1839
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-presendia-huntington-buell-15-march-1839/1

Isaac Galland—Mormon Benefactor
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/isaac-galland-mormon-benefactor

Journal of Discourses 23:12 John Taylor on Sidney Rigdon
http://jod.mrm.org/23/11

Pulpit Podcast – Naked Mormonism and Gilgal Gardens
http://pulpit.libsyn.com/bryceisback

 

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Direct download: Episode_52.mp3
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On this episode, we have a conversation with one of my personal Mormon history idols, Shawn McCraney, host of the TV show “Heart of the Matter”. Shawn grew up in the church, but thanks to a roadside spiritual experience, he now hosts a TV show centered around a deconstruction of Mormonism and a construction of Christianity. We talk Mormonism for a bit then we get on to why he believes what he believes, and just how hard he believes it. Be sure to catch the two of us on his show episode 544 linked below.

 

Links:

Shawn McCraney and Heart of the Matter (544)
https://hotm.tv/episode-544-interview-with-bryce-blankenagel/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJOXPVKoLQ

 

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Direct download: SpEdEp42.mp3
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On this episode, we discuss just how terrible the winter of 1838-1839 was for the Mormons, especially for the incarcerated leadership. The Saints were forcefully removed from Missouri and landed in temporary refugee camps along the Mississippi, settling a little town called Quincy, IL. Jo, Hyrum, Rigdon, McRae, Baldwin, and Wight are all wasting away in Liberty Jail until Doniphan gets cert for an habeus corpus hearing. Rigdon pulls out the ol’ preacher moves and sways the congregation to release him; even in his fractured mental state, he’s still got it. We end the episode with a brief wrap up of the Mormon history tour as well as ReasonCon.

Links:

LDS History article “Within the Walls of Liberty Jail”
https://history.lds.org/article/doctrine-and-covenants-liberty-jail?lang=eng

Patience Delila Pierce Palmer personal history
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/2568053

Jeffrey Holland – Lessons from Liberty Jail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpOylYSEaqA&t=1354s

Chris Nemelka (Marvelous Work and a Wonder)
https://www.facebook.com/tonysaiki/videos/10212454351650766/

Shawn McCraney (Heart of the Matter)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkJOXPVKoLQ#action=share

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Direct download: Episode_51.mp3
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Most of the past week and a half has been driving, but I've been in Northern Utah for 4 days now and had to post up another log recounting everything so far. Utah is full of such cool Mormon history and many museums related to the entire pioneer era. Another small addition, Christopher Nemelka is an interesting guy to have a conversation with. He was nice enough to set up an interview at his studio on his Marvelous Work and Wonder monthly video broadcast. It's posted up on the Naked Mormonism Facebook page, all 2.5 hours of it, try to watch without spontaneous aneurysm...

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Most of today was driving, however the morning was spent in Palmyra and Fayette at the Smith farm, Sacred Grove, and Whitmer farm. The church has put out some really slick videos trying to explain the history, but somehow they still obfuscate the reality. Now on to a fun evening with friend of the show Jonathan Tindell of Secular Stories podcast!

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Most of today was driving, however the morning was spent in Palmyra and Fayette at the Smith farm, Sacred Grove, and Whitmer farm. The church has put out some really slick videos trying to explain the history, but somehow they still obfuscate the reality. Now on to a fun evening with friend of the show Jonathan Tindell of Secular Stories podcast!

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Most of today was spent looking through microfilms of Luman Walter's probate file. He must have been somewhat wealthy because the surrogates who handled his possessions afterwards did a fantastic job of cataloging all of his personal inventory. The rest of the day was spent at the Hill Cumorah visitor center talking with a delightful elder missionary.

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Isaac Hale didn't like Jo when him and Emma began courting. Luckily for Jo, Hale's heart softened and allowed Jo to move in to the farm once "persecution" in New York became too much to bear. We cover two days in this travel log because the majority of them were spent driving. The rest of the log includes my musing on an interview I conducted with a professor at Boston University about Joseph Smith's possible entheogen use.

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Kirtland Day 3 landed me at the Sidney Rigdon church in Mentor, Ohio; finishing the day with a conversation with Seth Bryant and Tom Kimball of the Church of Christ. Not quite as eventful as the last few days, but still very productive.

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Kirtland Day 2 involved touring the CoC owned Kirtland Temple as well as the Isaac Morley farm. The day ended with my recounting of a deep Mormon history discussion with Karl Anderson, known locally as Mr. Kirtland. He didn't like the entheogen theory, but the exchange was incredibly respectful and I'm happy to call him a friend.

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It's a good thing this tour is spending 3 full days in Kirtland! I began with a tour of historic Kirtland at the Whitney store and home, ending at the sawmill and ashery. After that it was on to the temple to make an appointment for the basement to belfry tour. Then on to Hiram, OH wherein lies the John and Elsa Johnson farm. The rainy day made it so nobody else was on these tours so I took full opportunity to engage with all the missionaries and hear a number of touching personal stories.

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Missouri is jam-packed full of really cool Mormon historic sites. It's also home to a number of break-off factions which differ in some small ways from the Brighamite sect in SLC. There are some profound differences between the visitor centers of the Community of Christ, the Temple Lot (Hedrickites), and the Brighamite LDS centers; some discuss Mormon history a little more openly than others.

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Mostly a driving day, but I had to stop at Carthage Jail on the way to Missouri. Nothing in the world fires me up like revisionist history and Carthage Jail reeks of it. Luckily, if you know the right questions to ask, the missionaries there have to answer truthfully, despite the believing Mormons sighing in the background at the pursuit for truth.

Direct download: Travel_Log_032717.mp3
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Nauvoo is jam-packed with really cool Mormon history. It was simply a mistake to think I could see everything pertinent in one day.
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No Mormon history hotspots in South Dakota or Minnesota, but I did see the surprisingly underwhelming Mt. Rushmore and my inner Gearhead took complete control before passing a car museum.
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Martin's Cove was something that cropped up on my radar mere days before passing it by. The Martin handcart company was forced to camp for 5 days in a small horseshoe cove that offered a brief respite from the brutal southern Wyoming blizzards which would forced them to wait out the storm. The missionaries called it hallowed ground, I call it a gigantic fuck up that cost a lot of people everything they had, including their lives.
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St. George Utah is home to many Mormon history sites including the first temple completed and dedicated under Brigham Young's rule, BY's winter home, and the home of Jacob Hamblin.

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On this episode, we finally reach the November court of inquiry following the Mormon-Missouri war of 1838. Typically, court hearings are held to pass fair judgement, but the Mormons find no justice or peace. The episode begins with an exciting announcement about a cross-country Mormon history pilgrimage. Updates found on this episode and you can follow along on the show’s Patreon feed.

Links:

Missouri State Archives Mormon war papers 1838-1841
https://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/findingaids/rg005-01

Reed Peck Manuscript
http://www.mormoninformation.com/reedpeck.htm

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Direct download: Episode_50.mp3
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On this episode, we attempt to get to the bottom of all these Mormon document leaks as of late. We have a discussion with Ryan McKnight, /u/FearlessFixxer and founder of MormonLeaks, covering some of the recent leaks released by the leak project. We conclude our discussion with whether or not we can trust sources leaked anonymously from a source that claims to “have a vetting process”. Ryan stands by every document released; it may be best to skepticize them for the time being.

Links:

Mormon Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io/
https://www.facebook.com/MormonWikileaks/?ref=br_rs
Twitter @Mormon_Leaks
GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/mormonwikileaks
Reddit /u/FearlessFixxer

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Direct download: SpEdEp41.mp3
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On this episode, shock and awe is an effective strategy. In the wake of the Haun’s Mill massacre, the Jo and the Mormon leadership are given a final ultimatum, surrender or the twin cities (Far West & Adam-ondi-Ahman) fall and the Mormons fall with them. General Lucas of the Missouri militia dictates four stipulations of surrender as the Mormons are outnumbered 5 to 1 and surrounded. Mormon Colonel George Hinkle negotiates an extension for the night but Jo and the leaders are taken as hostage to force compliance to surrender. The twin sanctuary cities are violated and the national media explodes with rumors and fake news.

 

Links:

Parley P. Pratt (P-cubed) autobiography
https://archive.org/details/autobiographyofp00prat

Reed Peck Manuscript

http://www.mormoninformation.com/reedpeck.htm

Local Missouri newspapers

http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/MO/Miss1838.htm#110338

General Sampson Avard

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

Thomas B. Marsh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_B._Marsh#cite_note-Doc57-6

Danites

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

1838 Mormon War in Missouri Stephen LeSueur

https://www.amazon.com/1838-Mormon-War-Missouri/dp/0826207294

The Rise of Mormonism: 1816-1844 H. Michael Marquardt

https://www.amazon.com/Rise-Mormonism-1816-1844-Revised-Enlarged/dp/1628392398/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1488508992&sr=1-1&keywords=rise+of+mormonism

 

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Direct download: Episode_49.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT
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On this episode, we take a look at what political overreach by religious organizations looks like at the incremental level. All the research for this episode spawned from the featured Deseret News article about the LDS Church filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case concerning transgender bathroom rights. We talk with Callie Wright of the Gaytheist Manifesto to get an idea for just how prevalent this issue is. After that we have a discussion with Andrew Seidel, attorney at Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) to discuss the real-world ramifications of this legal defense against redefinition of Title IX classifications. We end the episode with a petition for the church to take some outside consultants to stop the hemorrhaging of their membership or they will inevitably dwindle into obscurity; one wonders if they prefer the latter to save their pride.

Links:

Deseret News transgender bathroom article
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865673693/Utah-LDS-Church-join-friend-of-court-briefs-in-transgender-bathroom-case.html

ACLU Article on Gloucester County School Board V. Grimm
https://www.aclu.org/cases/gg-v-gloucester-county-school-board

Title IX Education Amendments (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681)
https://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/titleix.htm

Major Religious Organizations Amici Curiae Brief (Filed by Kirton McConkie)
http://www.scotusblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/16-273-amicus-petitioner-major_religious_organizations.pdf

World gender culture map
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/content/two-spirits_map-html/

SCOTUSblog coverage
http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/gloucester-county-school-board-v-g-g/

 

Callie and the Gaytheist Manifesto
http://gaytheistmanifesto.secularmediagroup.com/
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thegaytheistmanifesto/
https://www.facebook.com/TheGaytheistManifesto/

 

Andrew L. Seidel and FFRF
http://andrewlseidel.com/
https://ffrf.org/

 

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Direct download: SpEdEp40.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EDT
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On this episode, we finally dive into something highly anticipated for years, the Haun’s Mill Massacre. The title says it all; we discuss very adult concepts with graphic detail (listener discretion advised). We read 5 first-hand accounts of the massacre and bring it all together with Stephen LeSueur’s reconstruction of events. We finish out with a list of factors that lead to this fateful day in American history.

 

Links:

Amanda Barnes Smith
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/1781809

Lyman Omer Littlefield Autobiography
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/LLittlefield.html

James McBride 1876 microform
http://hdl.huntington.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16003coll15/id/11608

Ellis Eames
https://familysearch.org/photos/artifacts/12594448

Mrs. Lucy Walker (Smith) Kimball:
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/LLittlefield.html

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Direct download: Episode_48.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT
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On this episode, we invite Christopher Smith on for a follow-up of our last conversation. In order to be historically accurate, it’s important to take every possible opportunity to learn from historians and scholars. We discuss the proper terminology to use when analyzing Mormon colonization of Utah by getting into the nitty gritty of what constitutes battle and conquest as opposed to genocide. In retrospect, genocide does seem like an overly- sensationalized description of these fairly standard settler vs. Native conflicts throughout frontier America.

 

Links:

Captain Fearnought’s white wool mountain-man coat
http://www.ballindalloch-press.com/baraboo2.jpg

Chris Smith South Park video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkmUz1y12Dk

Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKy1ySuitk

Worlds Without End blog
http://www.withoutend.org/

 

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Direct download: SpEdEp39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT
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On this episode, we cover a lot of ground but only advance our timeline a total of 4 days. Mormon depredations throughout Daviess County are answered by vigilante militia depredations against Mormons. The anti-Mormons are routing the Mormons to concentrate their population in the twin sanctuary cities, Diahman and Far West in preparation of a mass siege to put down the Mormon fanatics once and for all. Captain Samuel Bogart’s troops take two Mormon spies prisoner and Captain Fearnought assaults their camp on Crooked River with the Danites. Once Governor Lilburn Boggs catches word of the Danite aggression, he answers with a 4,000-man militia armed with an Executive Order to exterminate the Mormons. We bring on Andrew Torrez of Opening Arguments podcast to shed some expert light on the situation.

 

Where to find Andrew Torrez:
http://openargs.com/
or Opening Arguments on Facebook and @OpenArgs on Twitter

 

Links:

Colonel Cornelius Neil Gilliam
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornelius_Gilliam

Captain Samuel Bogart
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Bogart

General John Bullock Clark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bullock_Clark

General Atchison to Boggs 22-10-1838
https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/f39_f01-02.pdf

Recollections by Peter H. Burnett
https://archive.org/details/recollectionsopi00burnrich

Ebenezer Robinson Autobiography
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/ERobinson.html

 

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Direct download: Episode_47.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:01pm EDT
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On this episode, we take an opportunity to talk with budding Mormon historian, Christopher Smith, who just landed his professorship at U of U! We talk about the current timeline and some of the broader social tensions plaguing Jo and the church in 1838. After that we move on to talk about Dr. Smith’s dissertation concerning the Mormon colonization of Utah and just how bloody it really was. Apparently Bloody Brigham was a bit apprehensive to slaughter thousands of Natives but somehow was convinced otherwise.

Chris Smith South Park video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkmUz1y12Dk

Chris Smith with Dan Vogel on ThoughtsOnThingsAndStuff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LKy1ySuitk

Worlds Without End blog
http://www.withoutend.org/

Richard Bushman “…problems with dominant narrative” video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKuBw9mpV9w

Thinker of Thoughts YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTCFh3uDMH0GZlwl1JOoHQ

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Direct download: SpEdEp38.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm EDT
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On this episode, we begin with a wrap up of the live God Awful Movies in Chicago and talking about everything the atheist/skeptical community has to offer. After that we jump into a discussion about the Mormon refugee crisis going on in mid-October 1838 in Missouri. Jo had to feed the flock and the only way to do so was through raiding and pillaging the Daviess County locals. We read a warm letter exchange between people on opposing sides of the conflict along with a large excerpt from Benjamin Johnson, the first-hand recounting from a Mormon raiding party participant. After that we move on to part 2 of a discussion with Brian and Sean of Mythicist Milwaukee; be sure to check their podcast feed for part 1!

 

Links:

Mythicist Milwaukee interview pt1
http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/mythicist-milwaukee-show

General Parks’ letter to James Sloan
http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MHS2.1Baugh-HiramParks.pdf

Benjamin F. Johnson My Life’s Review
http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/BFJohnson.html

Reddit post w/ dove and walking on water stories
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/1dnchp/til_joseph_smith_dressed_up_like_an_angel_to_fool/

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Direct download: Episode_46.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT
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On this episode, we jump into a conversation with awesome Science Communicator, Cara Santa Maria. We talk about her path through Mormonism and how long it took her to call bullshit. After that we discuss just what it is that a science communicator does and I ask her the two questions. If you’re a subscriber on Patreon.com/nakedmormonism be sure to listen to the subscriber episode for the full uncut conversation. After the interview, we make some corrections and dive into listener mail and current Mormon headlines.

Cara Santa Maria Links:

http://carasantamaria.com/
http://www.theskepticsguide.org/

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Direct download: SpEdEp37.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT
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On this episode, the duration of our discussion lands us in September and early October of 1838. We start with brief introductions to Generals Alexander Doniphan and David Atchison; two non-Mormon allies the Mormons desperately needed when it seemed everybody in Missouri wanted them dead or gone. Jo and Lyman Wight retained these generals for legal counsel prior to a ceremonial preliminary trial held to charge Jo and Wight with mob violence. Rumors were also circulating that the Mormons were trying to ally themselves with the Native Americans to attempt an overthrow of the Missourian Government. Rumors don’t need to be founded in reality to scare the shit out of the public. Diahmen comes under siege from Dr. W. W. Austin’s troops after the Mormons steal a convoy of arms and take three prisoners. After a buy-out of the non-Mormons in Daviess County is negotiated, these anti-Mormon vigilantes lay siege on DeWitt and force its surrender nearly 2 weeks later. Mormons are chased out of their homes with many dying from exposure and illness. Jo had to do something to keep his people from starving…

 

Links:

1830 1st edition BoM title page
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-mormon-1830/7

Asahel Lathrop affidavit
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asahel_Lathrop

My Book of Mormon D&C war section
https://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/2016/08/21/122/

BBC The Life of Muhammad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGieY0W6lY

Aversions Crown Alien Metal video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkYliL7KIQs

Podunk Polymath guest spot
https://thepodunkpolymath.com/2017/01/02/tppp-episode-21-naked-politics/

 

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Direct download: Episode_45.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT
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