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 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:

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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/

Direct download: Episode_87.mp3
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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

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_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:

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_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:

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_84.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07pm EST
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