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 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
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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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Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
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Direct download: Episode_48.mp3
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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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Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
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Direct download: SpEdEp39.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:26pm EST
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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

 

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Outro music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
Voicemail Line (864)Nake-dMo (625-3366)

Direct download: Episode_47.mp3
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