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 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.

Links:

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Sangamo Journal July 8, 1842
https://archive.org/stream

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.

Links:

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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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