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 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
Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm EST
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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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Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
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Direct download: Episode_77.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:52pm EST
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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

Show Links:

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Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/
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Direct download: Episode_76.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14pm EST
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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/

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
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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_75.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EST
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