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 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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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

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

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/

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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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

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/

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_93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:10am EST
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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

 

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_92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41pm EST
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