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, John C. Wreck-it Bennett’s leaving the church, Nauvoo Legion, and city government left a massive vacuum in his absence. James Gordon Bennett and James Arlington Bennet are appointed to offices to fill his place. We discuss who these guys were, how they found out about Mormonism, and what their places were within the movement after Wreck-it Bennett left.

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James Arlington Bennet biography
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/james-arlington-bennet

Letter from Arlington Bennet
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-james-arlington-bennet-1-september-1842/1#full-transcript

James Gordon Bennett
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Gordon_Bennett_Sr.

Susan Easton Black Nauvoo University 1841-45
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/volume-10-number-3-2009/university-nauvoo-1841-45

Historical Study of the Nauvoo, Illinois, Public School System by Paul Thomas Smith
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=6115&context=etd

Nauvoo Legion leadership ranks
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/bc-jsp/content/jsp/images/content/library/pdf/chart12.pdf

History of the Saints by John C. Bennett
https://archive.org/details/historysaints00benngoog/page/n165

James Gordon Bennett’s 1831 Report on “The Mormonites” by Leonard Arrington
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=1437&context=byusq

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On this episode, Joseph Smith is still a fugitive! He opines on relationships had and lost, loved and dead family members, and reflects on how important his friends are. Emma Smith and Eliza Snow pen letters back and forth with Governor Thomas Carlin. The brethren create a propaganda packet for neutralizing the fallout from the Bennett Meltdown. Then, a couple of public appearances lead the Sheriff and his posse right to the prophet when his guard is down.

Links:

Eliza R. Snow Poetic Lexicon
https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-30-35/

Habeas Corpus Protection of Joseph Smith
https://www.mormoninterpreter.com/the-habeas-corpus-protection-of-joseph-smith-from-missouri-arrest-requisitions/

JS Journal on JSP
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/1#full-transcript

1835 D&C 101
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835/259#full-transcript

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

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Direct download: NM_131.mp3
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On this episode, we get an airlift out of the valleys of deep Mormon history so we can see the mountain peaks we’ve scaled and view what lies ahead. This is 4 years of serial history in review, made in a format that can be used as a reference source to find information in the backlog.

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Direct download: Ep_130.mp3
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On this episode, we begin with a letter Emma Smith wrote to Governor Thomas Carlin reasoning and pleading for exoneration of her husband. Then we get into the complicated and controversial nature of a letter Joseph Smith wrote to his old friends, the Whitney family. We discuss the polygamous marriage of Sarah Ann Whitney to Joseph Smith in July 1842 and how it provides context for the letter to the entire Whitney family.

Links:

JS letter to Whitneys
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-the-whitneys-18-august-1842/1#full-transcript

JS Journal Dec 1841-Dec 1842
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/53#full-transcript

Emma Smith to Governor Carlin
http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/The-Lady-and-the-Governor-Emma-Hale-Smith%E2%80%99s-and-Thomas-Carlin%E2%80%99s-1842-Correspondence.pdf

Joseph Smith, John C. Bennet, and the Extradition Attempt, 1842
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/joseph-smith-prophet-and-seer/joseph-smith-john-c-bennett-and-extradition-attempt-1842

Sarah Ann Whitney
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/sarah-ann-whitney/

Sarah Ann Whitney Biography
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/sarah-ann-whitney-kimball

Michael Marquardt The Strange Marriages of Sarah Ann Whitney to Joseph Smith the Mormon Prophet
https://user.xmission.com/~research/family/strange.htm

Did Joseph Smith have sex with his wives?
http://www.mrm.org/joseph-smith-and-polygamy

Michael Quinn The Newel K. Whitney Family
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1978/12/the-newel-k-whitney-family?lang=eng

Joseph Smith’s letter to the Whitney Family
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Whitney_letter

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Direct download: Ep_129.mp3
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On this episode, we finally return to our historical timeline and the Bennett Meltdown. Jo starts in the custody of the Adams County Sheriff. An “escape” occurs and Jo flees town with a bit of trickery. We spend some time reading letter correspondence between Jo and other “thinking few” Mormon elites.

Links:

Letter to Wilson Law
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-wilson-law-14-august-1842/1

Letter from Wilson Law
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-wilson-law-15-august-1842/1

Letter to Emma Smith
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-to-emma-smith-16-august-1842/1#full-transcript

Letter from Emma Smith
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letter-from-emma-smith-16-august-1842/1#full-transcript

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Direct download: Ep_128.mp3
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On this episode, I tell all of you about my time at the John Rylands Library.

 

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On this episode, I snagged a few people at QEDcon 2018 in Manchester for some interviews. Give it a listen and I hope to see you at the next installment int 2020 if you can make it!

 

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On this episode, we take a break from the historical timeline to talk with Madison Harris. She presented at the John Whitmer Historical Conference 2018 and I snagged her for a quick interview on her presentation. She discusses racism within the ranks of 20th-century Mormon leadership. The central focus surrounds Utah and the Church’s opposition to the national holiday of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Mormon racism didn’t end with the 1978 priesthood ban being lifted.

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On this episode, we’re joined for part 2 of Johnny Stephenson’s interview on Mormon polygamy. Bennett’s expose printed in the Sangamo Journal, and later History of the Saints, altered Mormon polygamy from that time forward. Johnny walks us through how the expose affected the doctrine of polygamy and gives us a few insights into the real-world impact of practicing celestial marriage using first-hand accounts.

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On this episode, we’re joined for part 1 of Johnny Stephenson’s interview on Mormon polygamy. We cover a brief overview of Jo’s sexual escapades prior to 1842 and the evolution of the doctrine of polygamy through Kirtland, Missouri, and into Nauvoo.

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On this episode, we dive into the continued chaos incited by Bennett’s violent departure from the church and his expose. Bennett gives voice to the voiceless and Jo slays the character of Sarah Pratt for allegations she made against his character. Nobody would escape the meltdown; the casualties are beginning to pile up.

Links:

Sarah Pratt the Shaping of an Apostate by Van Wagoner
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V19N02_71.pdf

Is Sarah Pratt Reliable?
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/sarah-pratt-reliable/

Sarah Pratt on FairMormon
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Sarah_Pratt#cite_ref-27

Bennett Saintly Scoundrel
http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Bennett Sangamo Journal Expose
https://archive.org/stream/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-15-001#page/n1/search/pratt

Rise and Fall of Infamous Bennett
http://www.lostmormonism.com/infamous-mormon-john-c-bennett/

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On this episode, we broach the Bennett meltdown of spring 1842. We read through the first of his exposes published in the Sangamo Journal July 8th. The public explodes at the revelations contained therein. We track everything as it develops chronologically and exhaustively. This marks part 1 of a multi-part series on Bennett and the impact his expose had on Mormon history and doctrine.

Links:

Sangamo Journal Bennett expose
https://archive.org/stream/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-15-001

Bennett and extradition attempt
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/joseph-smith-prophet-and-seer/joseph-smith-john-c-bennett-and-extradition-attempt-1842

Bennett, Smith, and Beginnings of Mormon Plural Marriage in Nauvoo
https://www.jstor.org/stable/43200209?seq=17#metadata_info_tab_contents

JS Journal 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/5#full-transcript

Sangamo Journal transcripts
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/sang1842.htm

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On this episode, the Sangamo Journal compiles a massive expose of Joe Smith and the Mormons in preparation for Bennett’s serial expose letters. We set the stage by reading a few letter exchanges between Jo and Governor Carlin of Illinois, in a bid to gain total protection from Missouri “persecution”. Carlin’s advice? “Run”! We conclude with reading a number of articles published prior to Bennett’s actual expose which provides a window into Illinois politics circa 1842.

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Sangamo Journal July 8, 1842
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On this episode, the Sangamo Journal compiles a massive expose of Joe Smith and the Mormons in preparation for Bennett’s serial expose letters. We set the stage by reading a few letter exchanges between Jo and Governor Carlin of Illinois, in a bid to gain total protection from Missouri “persecution”. Carlin’s advice? “Run”! We conclude with reading a number of articles published prior to Bennett’s actual expose which provides a window into Illinois politics circa 1842.

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Sangamo Journal July 8, 1842
https://archive.org/stream/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-08-001#page/n1

JS Letterbook June-July 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letterbook-2/238#full-transcript

History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/stream/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog#page/n266

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/039SJO18420729001/039-SJO-1842-07-08-001#page/n1

JS Letterbook June-July 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/letterbook-2/238#full-transcript

History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/stream/ahistoryillinoi00shiegoog#page/n266

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On this episode, we continue rooting around in the muck of the underbelly of Nauvoo Mormonism. We discuss the primary catalyst that caused Bennett to be so opposed to Joseph Smith. With rampant rumors of adultery, Crazy Willey Smith pens “The Truant Husband” with a pleasant little PSA to all the “midnight watchers” in Nauvoo. We discuss the role of women’s organizations and the social context in which they rose by examining Emma’s claims that “Benevolence” societies were corrupt. Then we get into the seedy and vague history of Nauvoo brothels and temperance.

Links:

We are Engaged as a Band of Sister by Ruth Alexander
https://www.jstor.org/stable/1901529?seq=2#metadata_info_tab_contents

Ladies Bountiful by Keith Medler
https://www.jstor.org/stable/23162952?seq=6#metadata_info_tab_contents

Relief Society Minute Book
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#full-transcript

Times & Season November 1841
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9118

FairMormon Bennett’s Brothel
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Brothel_at_Nauvoo

The Wasp edited by William Smith
https://archive.org/stream/TheWasp18421843/The_Wasp_1842-1843#page/n23

Temple Lot depositions
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=qi5OAAAAYAAJ&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA192

The Saintly Scoundrel Bennett Timeline
http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Joseph H. Jackson expose 1844
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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On this episode, we dive into Eliza Roxcy Snow! She was smart, she was sassy, and she didn’t care what society said, she was going to do what she wanted to do. It’s finally time to introduce you to my historical crush…

Links:

Biography of Lorenzo Snow by Eliza Snow
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Biography_and_family_record_of_Lorenzo_Snow/Chapter_XII

Biography of Eliza Snow
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/eliza-roxcy-snow

Eliza Snow poetry lexicon
https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-1-5/

Eliza Snow JSP page
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/eliza-r-snow/#link_ajs-fn-id_2-5614

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Direct download: 118_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, we get a brief character sketch of Nancy Rigdon, daughter of church leader, Hingepin Sidney Rigdon. Nancy grew up during the formative years of the Church in Kirtland and Missouri. Now, she’s 19-years old, single, and strong-willed to boot. Jo requests Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde to act as an emissary to Nancy Rigdon to set up a meeting, he’s flatly refused by Miss Nancy and rumors explode from the scenario. The plot to assassinate Nancy’s character begins.

Links:

Sidney Rigdon: A Portrait of Religious Excess by Richard Van Wagoner
https://www.amazon.com/Sidney-Rigdon-Portrait-Religious-Excess/dp/156085197X

Nancy Rigdon biography
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/nancy-rigdon-ellis

A History of Persecution by Sidney Rigdon
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/a-history-of-the-persecution-of-the-church-of-jesus-christ-of-latter-day-saints-in-missouri-december-1839-october-1840/1

Marinda Nancy Johnson Hyde
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/marinda-nancy-johnson/

Gazelle – Nancy Green II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJYGPfapcz8

Eliza R. Snow poem lexicon
https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-15-20/

Thinking Atheist guest spot
http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/podcast/naked-mormonism

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On this episode, we take a bird’s eye overview of everything happening in 1842 and spend a bit of time focusing on the immediate fallout of Bennett’s public and vitriolic departure from the Church. We review some headlines covering the political movements of Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo Mormonism, briefly discuss his ever-expanding financial profile, and try to assess the massive fallout and cover-up campaign crafted to keep the practice of polygamy as acceptable for only the uppermost elites, while publicly denying that the practice even exists. Jo and Newell K. Whitney give some weird talks to the Relief Society about holding their tongues and not faulting the leadership for “err[s] in judgement”.

Links:

John C. Bennett biography
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/john-cook-bennett

History of the Saints
https://archive.org/stream/historysaints00benngoog#page/n107/mode/2up

Bennett prior to Nauvoo
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/John_C._Bennett_Prior_to_Nauvoo

Relief Society Minutes
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/20#full-transcript

Ezekiel 14
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel+14&version=AKJV

Warsaw Signal 1842
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1842.htm

“Joe Smith’s New Peeping Stone”
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/22819237/the_lamoille_standard/

Life and Contributions of Newell K. Whitney
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6048&context=etd

NaMo Home Evening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwyNFZeL2OE

Zelph on the Shelf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBpMsj7sLzw

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Direct download: Ep_116.mp3
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On this episode, we begin with discussing the rumor mill that was Nauvoo. The Relief Society, with Emma as head, was tasked with tracking down the source of salacious rumors concerning adultery within the Mormon elite and squashing said rumors. John C. Wreck-it Bennett becomes too brazen with his propositions of polygamous relationships and must be excised from Church leadership. We begin to see the fracturing of the relationship between Jo and Bennett unfold.

Links:

Mormon Enigma by Newell and Avery
https://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Enigma-Emma-Hale-Smith/dp/0252062914

Bennett’s brothel in Nauvoo
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Polygamy_book/John_C._Bennett/Brothel_at_Nauvoo

Bennett, the ‘Lucifer’ of early Mormonism
http://www.ldsliving.com/John-C-Bennett-the-Lucifer-of-early-Mormonism/s/65856

JosephSmithsPolygamy on Bennett
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/john-c-bennett-and-spiritual-wifery/

Rise and Fall of Bennett
http://www.lostmormonism.com/infamous-mormon-john-c-bennett/

John Bennett and Joseph Smith’s Polygamy: Addressing the Question of Reliability
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Hales-John-C.-Bennett.pdf

Bennett, Saintly Scoundrel
http://www.salamandersociety.com/museum/bennett/

Witch ointments and aphrodisiacs by J. Muller
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10024767

Bennett’s alleged abortions in Nauvoo
http://mormonpolygamydocuments.org/abortions/#_ftn3

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On this episode, Will Bagley joins us to share in his specialty, Bloody Brigham Young. We discuss a brief overview of how the Saints made their way from Nauvoo to the Great Basin in Mexico territory and the fun begins. Brigham Young realized Joseph Smith’s dreams of a Mormon theocracy and truly took it above and beyond anything Jo could have dreamt up. Be sure to buy Bagley’s book, Blood of the Prophets, which spawned this entire conversation.

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On this episode, Will Bagley takes us through the Joseph years of Mormon history and sets the precursor for next week’s episode where the blueprints Joseph laid are realized by Brigham Young.

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On this episode, we air a presentation given for Seattle Atheists all about Mormon scripture. It’s long, but good. Enjoy!

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On this episode, we dive into the women’s perspective of the endowment ceremony as introduced by Joseph and Hyrum Smith and streamlined by Brigham Young. We rely on exposes published after 1845 when thousands were initiated as the original endowment ceremony was successfully kept under wraps by the Mormon elite. What must it have been like for a woman to go through this mind-bending esoteric ritual culminating in the revelation on the growing practice of polygamy? We can’t possibly put our minds there, but it’s at least worth examining their writings and musing on in the meantime.

Links:

Maria Van Dusen 1849 Endowment expose
https://archive.org/stream/startlingdisclos00vand#page/24/mode/2up

Emeline expose April 1846 Warsaw Signal
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1846.htm#021846

1847 original Van Dusen Expose
https://archive.org/stream/dialoguebetweena00vand#page/4/mode/2up

Nick Literski’s Endowment 1845/46
http://www.mormonoutreach.org/temple_endowments/endow1845.htm

Temple Ceremony by Edward Ashment
https://dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V27N03_303.pdf

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On this episode, Joseph Smith introduces the endowment ceremony and forms the Quorum of the Anointed, or the Holy Order. Jo had been practicing esoteric rites from his earliest days in Kirtland, but this was the codification of the ceremony which would come to be practiced in every Mormon temple after Smith’s death. We read through one of the earliest available exposes created to reveal the terrifying theocratic rituals embodied by Jo and the elite Mormons who went through this occult initiation.

Links:

Anointed Quorum in Nauvoo by Devery Anderson
https://archive.org/stream/AnointedQuorum/Anointed%20Quorum_djvu.txt

Evolution of Endowment Ceremony
http://www.ldsendowment.org/timeline.html

Duncan’s Royal Arch Masonic ritual expose
http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/dun08.htm

Warsaw Signal Apr 1846
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1846.htm#021846

LDS Temple Ceremony by Edward Ashment
https://dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V27N03_303.pdf

A Dialogue between Adam and Eve by Increase and Maria Van Dusen
https://archive.org/stream/dialoguebetweena00vand#page/4/mode/2up

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Direct download: Ep110_Complete.mp3
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On this episode, Nauvoo has a lot of secrets to hide. We talk about Orrin Porter Rockwell and his trip to Missouri in May 1842. We discuss his “confrontation” with Governor Lilburn Boggs, of which Boggs was none the wiser until he awoke days later with multiple gunshot wounds. We cover Port’s quick flight from Missouri back to Nauvoo after the assassination attempt. John C. Bennett apostatizes and begins his public derisions of Joseph Smith and Mormonism. Pistol Packin’ Porter Rockwell confronts Wreck-it Bennett about rumors Bennett was spreading about Jo’s hand in the assassination.

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Warsaw Signal 1842
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1842.htm

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

The Wasp May 1842
https://archive.org/stream/TheWasp18421843/The_Wasp_1842-1843#page/n25/mode/2up

Baltimore Sun 31 May 1842
https://www.newspapers.com/image/364967868/?terms=boggs

Times-Picayune 29 May 1842
https://www.newspapers.com/image/25554775/?terms=boggs

Brooklyn Evening Star 23 July 1842
https://www.newspapers.com/image/117466777/?terms=boggs

Times and Seasons May 1842
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9857

Seattle Atheists talk
https://www.meetup.com/seattle-atheists/events/252222177/

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On this episode, Jo writes an epistle to the Relief Society. What were women’s roles in the Nauvoo Church? Did they have priesthood power? Was their society separate but equal to the men’s? Turns out Jo was a product of his time and he uses religions led by women in his day as an example of what terrible fate awaits a female-run church. But, is there more to it? Were the women of Nauvoo “good Masons” who could keep a secret?

Links:

Jill Derr on Eliza Snow and Relief Society
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArHo9LEQOvc

Women and Priesthood
https://ordainwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/34WomenandPriesthoodQuotes.pdf

Relief Society Minute Book
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/13#full-transcript

Joseph Smith and the Kabbalah
http://gnosis.org/jskabb1.htm

Joanna Southcott’s bibliography
http://www.joannasouthcott.com/books.htm

The Public Universal Friend by Paul Moyer
http://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/1890407/pdf

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Direct download: Ep_108_Regular.mp3
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On this episode, we take a time warp back to episode 2 to revisit an aspect of Mormon history largely ignored in our timeline to this point, Emma Hale Smith. Little of her own writings survive the years and she left no journal or diary. We’re forced to construct an image of Emma to live in our minds through other peripheral mentions in the hand of her closest friends and associates. We rediscover her timeline with the help of Mormon Enigma and catch up on her story leading up to the formation of the Nauvoo Female Relief Society.

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Mormon Enigma by Newell and Avery
https://www.amazon.com/Mormon-Enigma-Emma-Hale-Smith/dp/0252062914

Emma Hale Smith Bidamon biography
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/emma-hale-smith

Smith Family
https://www.lds.org/ensign/2005/12/family-of-joseph-smith-sr-and-lucy-mack-smith-the-first-family-of-the-restoration?lang=eng

Lucy Mack Smith biography
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lucy-mack-smith

Timeline of Joseph Smith
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/bc-jsp/content/jsp/library/pdf/chart1.pdf

Fanny Alger
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/fanny-alger/

Lucinda Pendleton Morgan Harris
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/lucinda-pendleton-harris/

Children of Emma and Joseph Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Joseph_Smith

God Awful Movies, Joseph Smith Prophet of the Restoration
https://audioboom.com/posts/6884005-joseph-smith-prophet-of-the-restoration

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Direct download: Episode_107Reg.mp3
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On this episode, we wrap up our logical deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We focus our petrifying gaze on the lds.org essay titled, ‘Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham,’ the LDS Church’s official statement on this challenging piece of Mormon scripture. Is it merely more apologetics, or is there something special with this essay compared with other apologetic arguments for the ‘historical plausibility’ of the Book of Abraham? No, it’s just delicately worded apologetics we discussed at length last week. What more can we learn from this essay? What would it look like for the Brighamite LDS Church to disavow an historically authentic interpretation of this book and other Mormon scripture? We use the RLDS as an analogue to muse on what the Church has to lose when it comes to moving into an unorthodox and progressive stance on scripture and doctrine.

Links:

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham
https://www.lds.org/topics/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Book of Abraham and Kirtland Egyptian material
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/site/book-of-abraham-and-egyptian-material

Kirtland Egyptian language and grammar
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/grammar-and-alphabet-of-the-egyptian-language-circa-july-circa-november-1835/7

Original printing of Book of Abraham and Facsimile 1
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-abraham-and-facsimiles-1-march-16-may-1842/1

Book of Abraham MormonThink
http://www.mormonthink.com/book-of-abraham-issues.htm#theegyptionpapyriwerenotall

Lucy Mack Smith Book of Abraham ‘translation’ method
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/intro/introduction-to-book-of-abraham-manuscripts

Roger Launius The Reorganized Church, the Decade of Decision, and the Abilene Paradox
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/issues/V31N01.pdf

Community of Christ FY2017 Budget
http://www.cofchrist.org/common/cms/resources/Documents/FY17-Budget-ENGLISH.pdf

Community of Christ D&C 163
https://www.cofchrist.org/doctrine-and-covenants-section-163

Current LDS Membership Statistics
http://www.cumorah.com/index.php?target=church_growth_articles

Current LDS Income Statistics
http://www.churchistrue.com/blog/lds-membership-statistics-report-2017/

LDS Self-reported Membership Statistics
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/topic/church-growth

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On this episode, we jump into the logical deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We deal with the apologetic arguments made to claim the Book of Abraham is ‘historically plausible’. Historically plausible doesn’t mean probable or authentic, so what does it really mean? Can one believe in a book of scripture if it’s ‘historically plausible,’ even if that plausibility flies in the face of the historicity of the documents being authentic? We take apologist arguments line by line and systematically break them down into their constituent parts, hopefully arming you, the listener, with an arsenal of arguments against the historicity of the Book of Abraham.

Links:

Historical Plausibility: The Historicity of the Book of Abraham as a Case Study
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/historicity-and-latter-day-saint-scriptures/3-historical-plausibility-historicity-book

MormonThink Book of Abraham essay
http://www.mormonthink.com/book-of-abraham-issues.htm#ref2

Stephen E. Thompson essay on BoA
http://mit.irr.org/lds-egyptologist-doubts-joseph-smith-translated-book-of-abraham-egyptian-scroll

Egyptology and the Book of Abraham Stephen E. Thompson
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_155.pdf

Joseph Smith Papers Egyptian materials
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/site/book-of-abraham-and-egyptian-material

Translating the BoA in Joseph Smith Journal 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/19

Translating Egyptian into grammar and alphabet in Joseph Smith journal
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1835-1836/4

Egyptian grammar
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/grammar-and-alphabet-of-the-egyptian-language-circa-july-circa-november-1835/7

Kerry Muhlstein Book of Abraham Challenges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMVX-Km_G6Y&list=PLNt4VOT9Z1fZNcekTzaV0Wbjx6kQTPlr4

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On this episode, we dive into the actual content of the Book of Abraham in our continued examination of the history of the book. We read extracts of each chapter with a bit of study guide along the way. We cover Abraham’s story arc in the book, the deeper doctrines and teachings which come from the Book, and we examine some of the cultural milieu from whence the Book of Abraham arose. We cover Joseph’s rewriting of the Genesis creation narrative, racism within the books of Mormon canon, and the Hebrew root of ‘Kolob’. What would it take to get rid of some of these pieces of doctrine, canon, and theology in the modern Church? After that we’re joined by Lesley Butterfield of Unrighteous Dominion to discuss abuse in its many manifestations within the culture of the LDS Church.

Links:

Book of Abraham Study Guide
https://www.lds.org/manual/the-pearl-of-great-price-student-manual/the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Book of Abraham and Facsimiles
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/book-of-abraham-and-facsimiles-1-march-16-may-1842/11

Egyptian Human Sacrifice
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/humansac.htm

Dynastic timeline of Egypt
http://www.touregypt.net/hdyn1.htm

Mark of Cain
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/366381-what-is-the-mark-of-cain-in-the-book-of-mormon

Book of Moses
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/old-testament-revision-1/2#full-transcript

Bible Chronology of Abraham
http://biblehub.com/timeline/

Kolob as Sirius
https://bycommonconsent.com/2006/11/18/kolob-as-sirius/

Improvement Era 1913 Kolob as Sirius
https://archive.org/stream/improvementera1605unse/improvementera1605unse_djvu.txt

‘Kolob’ as ‘Man-whore’ “Ain’t Nothing but a Hound Dog”
http://www.academia.edu/1167730/Aint_Nothing_But_a_Hound_Dog_The_meaning_of_the_noun_klb_in_Northwest_Semitic_Languages_in_light_of_BT_Rosh_Hashannah_4a

The Vanity of Arts and Sciences by Agrippa
https://archive.org/details/vanityartsandsc00unkngoog

Astronomy and the Book of Abraham
http://www.ldsgospeldoctrine.net/ddd/ddd-ot02.pdf

First and Second Estate doctrine
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Second_Estate

Lesley Butterfield and Unrighteous Dominion
https://www.unrighteousdominion.org/

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Direct download: Ep_104.mp3
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On this episode, we begin a 3-part deconstruction of the Book of Abraham. We begin with the cultural realm captivated by Egyptian Antiquities with Napoleon’s discoveries and how such discoveries influenced minds in 19th-century America. We trace collections of papyri and artifacts being studied and exhibited all over the country right in Joseph Smith’s back yard. We briefly cover how the Church acquired the Egyptian Antiquities collection of mummies and papyri which later became the Book of Abraham as well as the translation process. After that we continue to follow the line of possession of the collection and how it came into the possession of the Brighamite LDS Church in November of 1967. After that we have on Jake Farr-Wharton of iFriends to talk about a recent article from the Sidney Morning Herald covering the Protect LDS Children campaign. Jake is followed by a brief “Angel’s Trumpet” segment about a recent headline from Mormon-newsroom.org telling of the Church’s apology for institutionalized and doctrinal racism.

Links:

Translation and Historicity of the Book of Abraham
https://www.lds.org/topics/translation-and-historicity-of-the-book-of-abraham?lang=eng

Stephen E. Thompson Essay on Book of Abraham
http://mit.irr.org/lds-egyptologist-doubts-joseph-smith-translated-book-of-abraham-egyptian-scroll

Egyptology and the Book of Abraham Stephen E. Thompson
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V28N01_155.pdf

Wilhelm Ritter von Wymetal Mormon Portraits
http://olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1886WWyl.htm#pg205b

Book of Abraham MormonThink
http://www.mormonthink.com/book-of-abraham-issues.htm#ref2

Joseph Smith’s Scriptural Cosmology Brent Metcalfe and Dan Vogel
http://signaturebookslibrary.org/the-word-of-god-12-2/

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Direct download: NM_103_Regular.mp3
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On this episode, we take the opportunity of Mother’s Day to examine the life and struggles of some of the most prominent mothers throughout Mormon history. From Lucy Mack Smith caring for her children in ill health, to Mother Elizabeth Ann Whitney providing a home for Joseph and Emma when they first arrived in Kirtland, Ohio, and well beyond to the women who provided the caretaking, medicine, midwifery, and social structure to build each of the Mormon kingdoms. The actors may get the awards, but everybody else actually making the show run on the back end are often relegated to the footnotes section. Let’s bring them to life again. After that, we have on J.R. Becker with his new children’s book about the skeptical side of death. How do we have these tough conversations with our children when they inevitably arise? J.R. shares some of his personal experience and inspiration which led to his writing the Annabelle & Aiden series.

Links:

  1. Michael Quinn Newel K. Whitney Family
    https://www.lds.org/ensign/1978/12/the-newel-k-whitney-family?lang=eng

Carol Cornwall Madsen Mormon Women and the Struggle for Definition
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V14N04_42.pdf

Elizabeth Ann Whitney
http://www.ldswomenofgod.com/2008/07/28/elizabeth-ann-smith-whitney/

Timeline of Joseph and Emma Smith
https://historyofmormonism.com/joseph-smith/timeline-joseph-smiths-life/

Annabelle & Aiden
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1269876999/annabelle-and-aiden-what-happens-when-we-die?ref=discovery&term=annabelle%20and%20aiden
https://annabelleandaiden.com/press/

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EST
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On this episode, the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo is finally established. We walk through the set and setting of Nauvoo in early 1842 being built on nothing more than credit. Men are the providers, while women are tasked with home chores, raising children, and maybe doing a small money-making hobby on the side to keep the house afloat. We discuss women’s roles in 19th-century America and how early feminism caused small movements to rise long before the official beginning of the Women’s Era. We read through the meeting minutes of the foundation of the Female Relief Society of Nauvoo when Emma Hale Smith was elected President. We speculate on Joseph’s intentions when it was first organized and opine on how stagnant and solidified Mormon doctrine today is in comparison to Nauvoo Mormonism of 1842. What does it take to change Mormon doctrine today? We invite on Kate Kelly to discuss her history with the Ordain Women movement.

 

Links:

 

Relief Society minute book
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/nauvoo-relief-society-minute-book/1#ft-historical-intro

 

History of Relief Society
http://eom.byu.edu/index.php/Relief_Society

 

Joseph Smith Journal May 1842
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-december-1841-december-1842/25#source-note

 

Ordain Women into priesthood
https://ordainwomen.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/34WomenandPriesthoodQuotes.pdf

 

Masonic Adoption rite
http://www.masonicdictionary.com/adoptive.html

 

Mormon Law of Adoption
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/law-adoption-one-phase-development-mormon-concept-salvation-1830-1900

 

Emmeline B. Wells A Voice for Mormon Women by Carol Cornwall Madsen
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1R_F9XDNepwuxB_KJUeuTmy895QDNqPtx

 

Women in Masonry
http://www.masonicinfo.com/women.htm

 

History of Women’s Freemasonry
http://womenfreemasonusa.com/history.html

 

Order of the Eastern Star Robert Morris 1850
https://repository.library.brown.edu/studio/item/bdr:411520/

 

Kate Kelly
http://www.katekellyesq.com/

 

The Fern Foundation Short Creek Service Project

http://thefernfoundation.org/donate

 

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Direct download: 101Regular.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EST
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On this episode, we dive into the world of Masonry and Mormonism. In 1842, Joseph ascended to Master Mason “at-sight,” and seven weeks later revealed his Temple Endowment ceremony. If we view more of Joseph Smith’s timeline, we find Masonry was highly influential on the prophet from his earliest years, long before the Book of Mormon ever entered the public sphere. Cheryl Bruno, who is currently writing a book on Mormonism and Masonry, joins us periodically to help us walk through the history of these intertwining fields of philosophy.

Links:

Episode

Regius Poem
http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/regius.html

History of Freemasonry
http://www.msana.com/historyfm.asp

MormonThink on Masonry and Mormonism
http://www.mormonthink.com/temple.htm#masons

William Morgan affair
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morgan_(anti-Mason)#Aftermath:_the_anti-Masonic_movement

Free Masonry its Pretensions Exposed
https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=FAsAAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PR1

Dictionary of Symbolical Masonry Rev G. Oliver
http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/dun09.htm

Founding Fathers in Masonry
http://freemasoninformation.com/masonic-education/famous/united-states-masonic-founding-fathers/

Age of Enlightenment and Freemasonry
http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/freemasonry_enlightenment.html

Masonic Presidents
http://www.32nddegreemasons.org/what-is-the-scottish-rite/little-known-facts/

Scottish rite Order of High Priesthood
http://www.travelingtemplar.com/2012/04/order-of-high-priesthood.html

Order of Melchisedek
http://www.freemasons-freemasonry.com/love.html

Mormon Endowment and Masonic Ascendency comparison
http://www.mormonismi.net/jamesdavid/masendow.htm

Mormonism and Freemasonry comparison
http://www.salamandersociety.com/foyer/masons/

Occult and Masonic Influence in Early Mormonism
http://mit.irr.org/occultic-and-masonic-influence-in-early-mormonism

Mason-Mormon ties: What’s fact, what’s fiction
http://archive.sltrib.com/story.php?ref=/faith/ci_3401255

Scott Gordon FairMormon Mormon Temples and Freemasonry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsbsG-kE2W0

Mormon Expression 144-145
http://redninjas.com/files/MormonExpression/

Other projects:

Protect LDS Children documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zXcUQfuPaA&t=721s

Mormon Satan, Brother of Jesus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yonzAxOLbBc

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Direct download: Ep_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13pm EST
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On this episode, we wrap up 1841 and get into early 1842. Jo revises the Book of Mormon and calls it the most correct book of any on the earth. Ebenezer Robinson’s belief in the morality of monogamy likely conflicts with his position as chief editor of the Times and Season so Brigham Young has to step in and stop that from being a problem. The book of Abraham is finally published and we discuss how many wives Jo took in the rest of 1841 and 1842 alone, his most active year in building his harem. After that we discuss a recent Deseret News headline reporting on President Nelson’s sermon to a congregation of Mormons in Kenya.

Links:

Ebenzer Robinson “Not Enough Trouble”
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V19N03_141.pdf

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

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

“The Return” edited by Ebenezer Robinson
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/RigWrit/M&A/Return1.htm#06-8906a

Times and Seasons editorial roles
https://publications.mi.byu.edu/publications/jbms/22/2/7RoperFieldsNepal_JS%20Times%20and%20Seasons%20and%20CA%20Ruins.pdf

History of the Church vol. 4
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-4-chapter-29

Children of Joseph Smith
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Children_of_Joseph_Smith

Church Membership Growth Rates
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/88mh0g/the_2017_statistical_report_is_online_now_here_is/

Record Low Baptism Rate
https://mylifebygogogoff.com/2018/02/4-things-every-member-can-do-to-reverse-the-record-low-baptism-rates.html

LDS Growth Trend Case Studies
http://cumorah.com/index.php?target=view_case_studies&story_id=481&cat_id=8

Kenya Temples
https://ldschurchtemples.org/nairobi/

Nelson – ‘Dowry is not the Lord’s way’
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900016023/dowry-is-not-the-lords-way-in-kenya-lds-president-nelson-says-tithing-breaks-poverty-cycle.html

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Direct download: Episode_99.mp3
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On this episode, we talk General Conference of October, 1841. Some financial problems within the Church are dealt with when Bloody Brigham Young rips up an old bank note and gives it to the wind. Jo offers a profound sermon concerning Baptisms for the Dead and then proceeds to hold it hostage until Talos’ temple crown is complete. A schismatic murmurer is dealt with while we analyze Jo’s business model of Mormonism. After that, we air a portion of the most recent NaMo Home Evening hangout with the Mormon Leaks team and Sam Young of Protect LDS Children discussing the recent headlines in modern Mormonism.

 

Links:

History of the Church Vol 4:25
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-4-chapter-25

The Choice by Susan Easton Black
http://www2.byui.edu/Presentations/transcripts/devotionals/2004_11_02_black.htm

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Direct download: Episode_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
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On this episode, we take a step back and try to view the recent headlines with a little bit of historical perspective. From the current rape scandal, to general conference, to the Protect LDS Children march, we try to put historical context on everything which happened this past week. We’ll resume our historical timeline of early Mormonism next week, this week it’s just journalism surrounding the modern SLC Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Links:

Stop Protecting Sexual Predators
http://fox13now.com/2018/03/31/stop-protecting-sexual-predators-outburst-interrupts-lds-general-conference/

Protect LDS Children YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUSUZZatSX4OuckwPx3p_3g

Jonathan Streeter Thinker of Thoughts
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVTCFh3uDMH0GZlwl1JOoHQ

Oaks Christofferson on Trib Talk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIJ6gL_xc-M&t=556s

General Conference Sunday Session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENDfYD-4giE

Russel M. Nelson ‘Ministering’ Priesthood Session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WByHuTYV1yQ

Quentin L. Cook ‘non-consensual immorality’ 8:00
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2018/04/prepare-to-meet-god?lang=eng

Mormon ‘non-consensual immorality’ reddit megathread
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/89hy39/lds_nonconsensual_immorality_headlines_megathread/

McKenna Denson v. Joseph Bishop & LDS Inc.
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4431649-Denson-v-Bishop-LDS-Church.html

$40 mil/year in humanitarian aid
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865657898/LDS-Church-welfare-humanitarian-efforts-average-40-million-per-year-apostle-says.html

Mormon Leaks ‘In which they discuss politics with Senator Gordon Smith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4FPVZH8fIg

History of MTCs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missionary_Training_Center#Provo_Campus_of_the_MTC

Dallin Oaks Small and Simple Things
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0fQ0ABgWKU
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2018/04/small-and-simple-things?lang=eng

Dan Coats Director of National Intelligence
https://www.dni.gov/index.php/who-we-are/leadership/director-of-national-intelligence

Dan Coats non-profit philanthropic organization
http://www.sipr.org/article/a-history-of-far/

Dan Coats Mending Fences
https://books.google.com/books/about/Mending_Fences.html?id=AeHkAAAAMAAJ

Church Statements on Separation of Church and State
https://www.culteducation.com/group/1057-the-mormon-church/13986-the-lds-church-and-politics.html

Ambassador John Huntsman Jr.
https://ru.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/

Dallin Oaks Criticism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxyiHLg59ks

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Direct download: Episode_97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01am EST
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On this episode, we dive into the recent leak from Mormon Leaks of Jane Doe interviewing Joseph L. Bishop wherein she accuses him of sexually assaulting her. There’s a lot to parse out with this story as it broke at a crucial time ramping up to the Protect LDS Children March happening at the end of this month.

 

Links:

PROTECT LDS CHILDREN MARCH THIS FRIDAY
http://protectldschildren.org/

Joseph L. Bishop Jane Doe Audio Recording Leak
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/index.php?title=File:2017-Joseph_L_Bishop-Audio.mp3

Joseph L. Bishop Jane Doe Audio Transcript
https://mormonleaks.io/wiki/documents/f/fd/2017-Joseph_L_Bishop-Transcript.pdf

Joseph L. Bishop Timeline
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Bishop

Official Church Statement of Jane Doe’s Sex Abuse Allegations
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/statement-former-mission-president-alleged-abuse-joseph-l-bishop-march-2018

Deseret News ‘Woman Levels Accusations Against Former MTC President’
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900013479/woman-levels-accusations-against-former-mtc-president.html

Deseret News 2010 Police Report article
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900013586/police-report-sheds-more-light-on-accusations-against-former-mtc-president.html

Utah Statue of Limitations
https://le.utah.gov/xcode/Title76/Chapter1/C76-1-P3_1800010118000101.pdf

HB 330 Utah Dual Party Consent Bill
https://le.utah.gov/~2018/bills/static/HB0330.html

KUTV Objections to HB 330
http://kutv.com/news/local/lds-church-supporters-and-other-object-bill-for-secret-recording-ban

SL Tribune Two Alleged Victims of Joseph L. Bishop
https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/03/23/mormon-leaders-knew-of-two-alleged-victims-of-former-missionary-training-center-president-in-2010/

MTC ‘Rape Room’ Confirmation
http://kutv.com/news/local/former-employee-confirms-odd-mtc-room-with-bed-and-tv

Deseret News Second Abuse Victim 2010 Allegations
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900013796/lds-church-says-a-second-missionary-made-sexual-abuse-allegation-against-former-mtc-president.html

Jane Doe March 24, 2018 Mormon Leaks Statement
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2018/03/24/statement-on-behalf-of-victim-in-joseph-l-bishop-audio/

Elder Robert E. Wells Bishop Book Endorsement
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrMXSDSZVyE

Katie L. Feminist Mormon Housewives Response to LDS Statement
http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/2018/03/a-response-to-the-lds-newsrooms-statement-on-sexual-abuse-in-the-mtc/

FmHLisa Feminist Mormon Housewives Response to Victim Blaming
http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/2018/03/lds-newsroom-mormonleaks-blaming-the-victim-vs-listening-to-victims/

Updated Bishop’s Interview Policy
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900013999/lds-first-presidency-letter-directs-leaders-to-review-teach-policies-on-preventing-responding-to-sex-abuse.html

Steven Hassan’s BITE Model of Cult Indoctrination
http://old.freedomofmind.com/Info/BITE/bitemodel.php

Richard G. Scott 1992 General Conference Victim Blaming
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXR4XiA5eoc

Andrew Torrez Opening Arguments Podcast
https://openargs.com/

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Direct download: Episode_96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST
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On this episode, we examine when Jo’s Mormonism became a business venture as much as a religion. It didn’t take long into Mormon history before God felt the need to interfere with Church finances. From that time forward, revelation after revelation centered on money just as much as ecclesiastical matters. We discuss the nuances of the land contracts Joseph Smith signed with Isaac Galland and Horace Hotchkiss to create a sanctuary for the Mormon refugees to settle. How does the Church’s business-centric roots impact its operation and motives today? Let’s find out….

Links:

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

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Direct download: Episode_95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:37pm EST
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On this episode, we dive into our historical timeline by examining the power of the press in early Mormonism. From the BoM to the Times and Seasons, the Mormons were publication fiends in absolute control of the information going out of Nauvoo through public literature. Ebenezer Robinson, Robert B. Thompson, and Don Carlos Smith work as editors for the Times and Seasons which goes off without a hitch until August 1841. Polygamy starts to be taught to various members of trusted Mormon elite without Common Consent of the average chapel-attending Mormon. After that, we have on Lydia Finch to discuss cults, how to identify them, and what mechanisms they use to exert control over their members. Stick around after the interview to hear about the upcoming Protect LDS Children march at the end of this month.

Links:

D&C 101 1835 ed. (monogamy revelation)
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/doctrine-and-covenants-1835/259#facts

Agnes Coolbrith Bio
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/biographies-of-josephs-plural-wives/#back_ajs-fn-id_5-5600

Eliza Snow Funeral Procession Poem
https://erslexicon.wordpress.com/poems-15-20/

Identifying the Earliest Mormon Polygamists
https://www.dialoguejournal.com/wp-content/uploads/sbi/articles/Dialogue_V38N03_13.pdf

The Saintly Scoundrel by Andrew F. Smith
https://books.google.com/books?id=BWM7yHuIyAUC&pg=PA80&lpg=PA80&dq=don+carlos+smith+poisoned&source=bl&ots=WGurq2Rtvh&sig=1ekNbvnj8FSheAvpdG9smv9FVos&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOubDPuO3ZAhVBz2MKHbzNBGEQ6AEIZjAH#v=onepage&q=don%20carlos%20smith%20poisoned&f=false

John C. Bennett History of the Saints
https://ia800204.us.archive.org/32/items/historysaints00benngoog/historysaints00benngoog.pdf

Ebenezer Robinson Biography
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/ebenezer-robinson

History of Nauvoo Printing Office
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/place/printing-office-nauvoo-illinois

Joseph Smith’s Brothers by Richard Lloyd Anderson
https://www.lds.org/ensign/1979/09/joseph-smiths-brothers-nauvoo-and-after?lang=eng#note8-

Lydia Finch:
https://www.facebook.com/lydia.finch
https://twitter.com/FinchLydia

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Direct download: Episode_94Reg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST
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On this episode, we invite Sam Young of the Protect LDS Children campaign. Currently, Sam’s petition has over 16,000 signatures urging the LDS Church to change its policy concerning how Bishop’s interviews are conducted. As it currently stands, Bishops frequently ask sexually explicit questions during regular interviews in a child’s development, one-on-one, behind closed doors, perpetuating a cycle of shame and creating situations where sexual grooming is normalized. March 30, 2018 marks the public march to the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City to deliver the petition to the Church along with collected stories from people who’ve been affected by these invasive interviews. Please consider joining us in this grassroots movement, whether you simply sign the petition, share your personal story, or you’re able to make it to the march, Sam needs our support. This episode is longer than usual and it’s punctuated by stories which may cause some listeners to feel triggered; listener discretion advised.

Links:

Campaign Website
http://protectldschildren.org/

Read the Stories here
http://protectldschildren.org/read-the-stories-2/

P LDS C Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/ProtectLDSChildren/

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Direct download: Episode_93.mp3
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On this episode, we cover the evolution of the first vision accounts spurred by an 1841 interview with Joseph’s brother, Reverend William Smith. From the 1829 revelation included as D&C 20 today, to the mid-1830s, to the John Whitmer history in 1838, to the History of the Church printed in the Times & Season in 1842, Joseph story looks less like an actual occurrence and more like a the coming-of-age story to a mythological figure. Was it God and Jesus who appeared, was it the angel Nephi, did the Sacred Grove even happen? These questions and more pose serious challenges to the claims of divine provenance of the young prophet. After that we have on Justin Clark from the Reason Revolution podcast to talk about the rise of the freethought movement in 19th and 20th-century America.

 

Links:

1832 First Vision Account
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-circa-summer-1832/1#full-transcript

1835/6 First Vision Account
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/journal-1835-1836/24

1841/2 First Vision Account
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/history-circa-june-1839-circa-1841-draft-2/2

Several Remarkable Visions Orson Pratt
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-orson-pratt-an-interesting-account-of-several-remarkable-visions-1840/3#full-transcript

MormonThink First Vision Essay
http://www.mormonthink.com/firstvisionweb.htm

MormonThink Nephi or Moroni Essay
http://www.mormonthink.com/nephiweb.htm

LDS First Vision Essay
https://www.lds.org/topics/first-vision-accounts?lang=eng

John Whitmer History Introduction
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/john-whitmer-history-1831-circa-1847/1#historical-intro

1841 William Smith Interview p.410
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015004820760;view=1up;seq=425

 

Interviews:

Reason Revolution with Justin Clark
http://reasonrevolution.org/episode-36-the-interview-bryce-blankenagel/

We Talk About Dead People Sidney Rigdon
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/aaron-carter/we-talk-about-dead-people

 

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Direct download: Episode_92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST
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On this episode, Brigham Young and the Quorum of Apostles slowly trickle back into Nauvoo after their surprisingly successful mission trip in Europe. Joseph provides a divine revelation to Bloody Brigham, thus relieving him from any future mission trip duties. Zina Diantha and the entire Huntington family enters our timeline with a powerful visionary experience kicking off her belief in the Mormon religion. The Huntington family make their way to Kirtland, Missouri, and finally to Illinois in Spring 1839, where Joseph and Zina become rather friendly, in spite of Zina being half his age. Joseph’s proactive heroism earns him one more deed to add to the column leaving behind a legendary legacy. After that, we have on Michael Schaffer from the Reasonable Risk Podcast.

Links:

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

Dimick Huntington Constable Appointment
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-4-chapter-15

Glossolalia
http://www.slate.com/culture/2018/02/tips-to-offset-sweetness-in-any-dessert-plus-a-black-pepper-pear-crisp.html

Improvement Era 1901 on Zina D.H. Young
https://books.google.com/books?id=INURAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA43&lpg=PA43&dq=wells+emmeline+B+improvement+era+1901&source=bl&ots=P-DPuy45sY&sig=gL3nt416DqbPxJ6WJkDTw4ZvDWc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwist6Lzv47MAhVM32MKHel_CWsQ6AEIJDAC#v=onepage&q=wells%20emmeline%20B%20improvement%20era%201901&f=false

Zina D.H. Smith Young
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/zina-diantha-huntington/

Dimick Huntington Bio
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/dimick-baker-huntington

Did Joseph Smith Have to Take Algebra
https://books.google.com/books?id=My5-lUmN-jsC&pg=PT7&lpg=PT7&dq=joseph+smith+stops+runaway+carriage&source=bl&ots=5f-Y8MKqsp&sig=vr6SkrR3rbS_Q6ENdJOSUZLrC4M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj5_8jFnrrZAhVG52MKHeDPAWUQ6AEIMjAB#v=onepage&q=joseph%20smith%20stops%20runaway%20carriage&f=false

Actual Joseph Smith Horse Carriage Story
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/joseph-smith-prophet-and-seer/joseph-smith-goes-washington-1839-40

Michael Shaffer Interview:

Reasonable Risk on MLM
http://reasonableriskpodcast.com/rr-ep-25-pyramids-arent-just-for-illuminati

Reasonable Risk Bryce Blankenagel Guest Spot
http://reasonableriskpodcast.com/rr-ep-32-joseph-smith-puts-the-profit-back-in-the-prophet-with-bryce-blankenagle-of-naked-mormonism

Deseret News Affinity Fraud Epidemic in Utah
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865665746/Utahs-fraud-epidemic-Victims-share-anger-embarrassment-hurt.html

Other Guest Spots:

League of Nerds
https://theleagueofnerds.co.uk/2018/02/18/197-fun-with-mormonism/

Opening Arguments
https://openargs.com/oa149-russian-indictments-utah-silence-feat-bryce-blankenagel/

Show links:

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Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_91Reg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:38pm EST
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On this episode, we begin with an interview discussing 19th-century American politics. Our guest walks us through the rise of the Jacksonian Democratic party in the wake of the War of 1812 and walks us through how popular opinion and anti-Jackson sentiments led to the rise and fall of the Whig political party. Dovetailing off the discussion with Chris, we jump into Illinois politics and the formation of the Anti-Mormon political party to combat the growing power of the Saints in Nauvoo and Handcock County politics. The Mormons organize the Nauvoo Legion into a military parade for the 1841 4th of July celebration, which a number of politicians and dignitaries attended to show their support for the Mormons. Jo’s truly living the American dream.

Links:

Teacher’s History of U.S. Podcast
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/teachers-history-united-states-podcast-about-american/id1218263890?mt=2

Times and Season 1841
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9099

Abraham Lincoln Timeline
http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/education/polbrief.htm

Prophet of Palmyra – Thomas Gregg
https://books.google.com/books?id=H8xGAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA168&lpg=PA168&dq=senator+sidney+h+little&source=bl&ots=UIow52UU7J&sig=-hnVeNOOiA-srD3JpA4j2e6GPKs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwikj-XN1KTZAhULx2MKHd1wAvYQ6AEIPTAD#v=onepage&q=senator%20sidney%20h%20little&f=false

Warsaw Signal 1841
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm

Announcements:

Darwin Day
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a5af2aa02-darwin1

Reddit AMA
https://www.reddit.com/r/MormonDoctrine/comments/7x94in/ama_i_am_bryce_blankenagel_of_the_naked_mormonism/

Scathing Atheist BoM trivia
https://audioboom.com/posts/6675630-dontcha-come-back-no-mormon-edition

In the Name of God Podcast
http://nameofgod.podbean.com/

Show links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
Patreon http://patreon.com/nakedmormonism
Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_90.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EST
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On this episode, we give Willard Richards his very own NaMo Nickname and read his whitewashed history of Jo’s arrest and court hearing in June of 1841. Jo had found some way to squirrel himself out from under nearly every legal trouble with which he was accused since he’d started the religion 11 years prior to this and his lawyers saw it fit to stick with the trend. We discuss how the trial of the prophet was seen by local periodicals and the Warsaw Signal’s reaction to the increasing political power wielded by Jo and the church. After that we have on Gottfried to discuss Isaiah in the Book of Mormon from a nuanced perspective and finish up with a very brief listener mail segment spurring a much-needed correction.

Links:

Missouri Joint Fact-Finding Committee report
https://www.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/archives/resources/findingaids/fulltext/f01_f01-06.pdf

Stephen A. Douglas: The Political Apprenticeship by Reg Ankrom
https://books.google.com/books?id=sLEGCAAAQBAJ&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=sheriff+thomas+king+1841&source=bl&ots=s1YLeZyLgj&sig=_Lz0HdyCqtzBcTsY9d_kfmT5XOA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd0M3G4pLZAhUDwWMKHSQrCogQ6AEIUzAM#v=onepage&q=sheriff%20thomas%20king%201841&f=false

Times & Seasons June 1841
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9099

Warsaw Signal 1841 archive
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm

Calvin (Charles) Warren, Esq.
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/calvin-averill-warren

1841 Growing Conflict in Illinois
https://www.lds.org/manual/church-history-in-the-fulness-of-times-student-manual/chapter-twenty-one?lang=eng

Joseph Smith and the Criminal Justice System
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Smith_and_the_criminal_justice_system

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

1841 articles Missouri News Articles
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/MO/Miss1841.htm#061941

1841 Quincy Whig
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/IL/whig1841.htm#0612

MyBoM Episode 190 - Gottfried Comment
https://mybookofmormonpodcast.com/2018/01/13/190/#comments

Isaiah Variants in BoM
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/isaiah-and-prophets-inspired-voices-old-testament/isaiah-variants-book-mormon

Show links:

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Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_89.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10am EST
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On this episode, we pick up with giving Wilford Woodruff his very own NaMo nickname. After that we jump into the historical timeline following the Q12 on their journey from Liverpool to New York and the great tempests and near death they faced. Then we zoom back in to Nauvoo to see what Jo and friends were up to while the Quorum was on their way back. ThomAss Sharp fires some shots across the bow of the Mormons’ Times and Season, and the Mormons fire back. After that we’re joined by a children’s book author who offers some insight to his method of teaching children a love for science and skepticism.

Links:

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

Willard Richards
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/willard-richards
http://famous-trials.com/carthrage/1254-chronology
http://www.116pages.com/2017/11/willard-richards-prophecy.html

Times and Season 1841
http://www.centerplace.org/history/ts/v2n14.htm
http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/NCMP1820-1846/id/9099

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

Annabelle & Aiden Children’s science books
https://www.annabelleandaiden.com/
http://christiannews.net/2016/09/05/increasingly-aggressive-atheists-target-children-in-new-evolution-promoting-book/

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_88.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:25pm EST
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On this episode, we give Hyrum Smith his long overdue NaMo nickname. We catch up with the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as their mission in Europe draws to a close. They have been busy, baptizing and converting thousands of prospects into Mormons eager to move stateside to see how green the grass is in Nauvoo. Finally, on April 20, 1841 they boarded a ship headed for New York. After the history we bring on Ryan McKnight and Ethan Dodge for a Mormon Leaks Minute.

Links:

19th-Century life in England
http://www.localhistories.org/19thcent.html

Manuscript History of Brigham Young
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/MSHBY.html

Mormon Leaks links
https://mormonleaks.io/newsroom/2018/01/16/mormonleaks-releases-eight-documents-concerning-temple-administration/
https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2018/01/13/commentary-two-mormon-petitions-show-the-contrasting-priorities-of-members/

Show Links:

Website http://nakedmormonismpodcast.com
Twitter @NakedMormonism
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Naked-Mormonism/370003839816311
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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_87.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06pm EST
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On this episode, Jo and friends have been busy for the first week of April 1841. We examine Jo’s enclave of Nauvoo through the eyes of the most pressing business to be handled through the April General Conference. Rigdon steps aside to make room for John Wreck-it Bennett to be Jo’s left-hand man, the magnitude of the Nauvoo Temple project is realized, and the leadership fills the pesky vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve and other prominent leadership bodies left by the deaths of David Patten and others. After that we jump into a new segment to talk about the larger scope of Mormon prophetic succession practices in light of the new leadership called to fill the vacancy left by Thomas Monson’s death.

Links:

Hiram Abiff
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Abiff

Mormon history timeline
http://www.exmormon.org/mhistory.html

D&C 124
http://comparedandc.com/

Book of the Law of the Lord
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/the-book-of-the-law-of-the-lord/1#historical-intro

Baptism for Dead
http://lds-church-history.blogspot.com/2012/04/rebaptism-feb-2-1841-tuesday.html
https://mormonitemusings.com/2017/10/05/origin-of-the-baptism-for-the-dead-doctrine-2/

April 1841 Conference
http://mormon-church-history.blogspot.com/2010/08/mormon-history-between-apr-6-1841-and-9.html

Hyrum Smith
https://religion.byu.edu/news/hyrum-smith-papers
https://www.geni.com/people/Hyrum-Smith/6000000000927483227#/tab/timeline
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/hyrum-smith

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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: Episode_86Reg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:53am EST
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On this episode, we pickup the timeline in early April 1841 with Joseph being sealed to Louisa Beaman, his first polygamist wife in Nauvoo. We introduce the Beaman family and discuss Joseph Bates Noble at length to learn how he came to be in the circle of elites in Nauvoo. Jo must have trusted Noble to let him officiate the wedding between Jo and Louisa. After that, we construct a proper framework for how we’ll be advancing through the remainder of Nauvoo. There’s so much to cover in these few years, but we can’t lose sight of the real goal, building Zion in the great West, beyond the scope and control of the oppressive U.S. Government.

Links:

Louisa Beaman Biography
http://josephsmithspolygamy.org/plural-wives-overview/louisa-beaman/

Alvah Beaman Biography
http://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/alvah-beman-beaman

Joseph Bates Noble Autobiography
http://www.gapages.com/noblejb1.htm
https://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/JBNoble.html

Joseph Noble 1892 Temple Lot Deposition
https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/25491444?selectedversion=NBD43278086

Show Links:

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Direct download: Episode_85Reg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:39pm EST
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On this episode, we get into part 2 of the interview with Warren Jeffs’s son, Roy, and hear about his transition out of the FLDS and how he’s doing today a few years after leaving. After that I recount a bit of my journey to Short Creek over the holiday season and discuss the death of the Mormon Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. Maybe we can draw some conclusions contrasting the two versions of Mormon Prophets.

Links:

Roy Jeffs Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/roy.jeffs.12

Monson Articles
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/obituaries/thomas-monson-dies.html?referer=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FNKEHpAXzb1%3Famp%3D1#click=https://t.co/NKEHpAXzb1
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/president-thomas-monson-passes-away?__prclt=7UJaQmxB
https://www.lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/controllers/potcController.jsp?leader=16&topic=facts

ExMormon Subreddit Presidential Succession Timeline
https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/7nwmji/timeline_for_nelson_becoming_prophet_the_details/

Donald Trump on Orrin Hatch
http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/02/politics/orrin-hatch-retires/index.html

Show Links:

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Direct download: Episode_84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST
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