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 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
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36am EST
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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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Direct download: 117Reg.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04am EST
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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
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52pm EST
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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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Direct download: NM_115_NormiesNEW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27am EST
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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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Legal Counsel http://patorrez.com/

Direct download: NM_114_Normies.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:15pm EST
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