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 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

Show Links:

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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
Show Artwork http://weirdmormonshit.com/
Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

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
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04pm EST
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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

Show Links:

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Twitter @NakedMormonism
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Music by Jason Comeau http://aloststateofmind.com/
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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

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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