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, Governor Ford’s hands are tied. Sheriffs Reynolds and Wilson, who’d arrested Joseph Smith, appeal to the Governor to call out the state militia to rein in Jo. The Mormons sign petitions calling on the Governor to never issue a warrant for arrest on any Mormons ever again. The Mormons collect a packet of affidavits and statements to be sent to Governor Ford, attempting to obstruct the wheels of justice from grinding up the Prophet. After that, Jo has a curious little meeting with some Potawatomie Chiefs and then calls Orson Hyde on a mission to Russia.

Links:

HoC vol 5 Ch 25
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-5-chapter-24

Sheriff Reynolds letter to the press
https://www.newspapers.com/image/25538220/?terms=mormon%2Bprophet

Family Stories from the Trail of Tears
https://ualrexhibits.org/tribalwriters/artifacts/Family-Stories-Trail-of-Tears.html

Andrew Jackson 1829 State of the Union Address
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Andrew_Jackson%27s_First_State_of_the_Union_Address

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose pamphlet
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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Direct download: Ep_147_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, Joseph Smith was safe in his kingdom on the Mississippi. A legal mess had been mixed by everything that happened during the week of June 23-30, 1843 and now it was time to sort it out. Documentation is entered into the Nauvoo Municipal Court record justifying Jo’s arrest in the first place. Then Jo makes a speech to the eager Mormons who were excited to see their prophet safe in their town again. The following day the court convenes to hear witness testimony proving that Joseph Smith wasn’t guilty of treason against the State of Missouri.

July 1, 1843 court hearing
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/volume-5-chapter-24

Don’t miss the Zachrilege Cast episode #185!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cv7vnppJlA

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Direct download: Ep_146_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, we pick up where we left off last week. Joseph Smith was in the custody of Missouri Sheriff, Joseph Reynolds, but the sheriffs were in the custody of one of Jo’s boys. We read through multiple first-person early accounts of how their journey to Nauvoo went. Jo had everything in his control.

Links:

Joseph Smith Arrested New York Herald
https://www.newspapers.com/image/466575304/?terms=mormon%2Bprophet

Second Arrest of Joseph Smith
http://www.truthandgrace.com/1843arrest2.htm

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 Expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Cyrus Walker bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/cyrus-walker

Wilson Law bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/wilson-law?l=papers

Stephen Markham bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/stephen-markham?highlight=Markham,%20Stephen

Albert P. Rockwood bio page
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/albert-perry-rockwood

History of Illinois by Governor Thomas Ford
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.151183/page/n165

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Direct download: Ep_145.mp3
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On this episode, at the behest of Joseph Smith, Joseph H. Jackson embarks on a mercenary trip to Missouri in hopes of breaking Porter Rockwell out of jail and finishing off Ex-Governor Lilburn Boggs. His true intent? Collude with Jackson County Sheriff Reynolds to arrest Joseph Smith. He isn’t successful, but gathers some helpful intel to bring back to the prophet to gain his trust. Joseph Smith heads to Dixon, Illinois to preach but winds up arrested by Sheriffs Reynolds and Wilson; mobs form everywhere they go. The Danites are called out to canvass Illinois to break Jo out of custody and return him to the Kingdom on the Mississippi, and Jo has a pistol smuggled to him. Content warning for this episode, there’s some of strong language.

Links:

Second Arrest of Joseph Smith 1843
http://www.truthandgrace.com/1843arrest2.htm

Joseph H. Jackson 1844 expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

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On this episode, Joseph Smith is a fraud. We discuss two occurrences in Nauvoo which prove that Jo didn’t have access to any knowledge that people of his day did. First is the Greek Psalter incident where a guy proved that Jo had no idea what language was on the parchment. After that is the entirety of the Kinderhook Plates incident, which proves beyond any shadow of a doubt that Jo unabashedly knew he was a fraud. These incidents, coupled with the Book of Abraham in early 1842, reveal Jo to be the liar he was.

Links:

Henry Caswell “Three Days At Nauvoo” Greek Psalter expose
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1842Cas1.htm

Greek Psalter MormonThink article
http://www.mormonthink.com/greekweb.htm

Henry Caswell: Anti-Mormon Extraordinaire
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3085&context=byusq

Hugh Nibley The Myth Makers (1961)
https://archive.org/details/mythmakers00nibl/page/190

May 30, 1843 New York Herald signed “A Gentile”
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030313/1843-05-30/ed-1/seq-2/

Kinderhook Plates FAIRMormon article
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Forgeries_related_to_Mormonism/Joseph_Smith_and_the_Kinderhook_Plates

Kinderhook Plates MormonThink Article
http://www.mormonthink.com/kinderhookweb.htm#significantref3

Improvement Era Aug 1961
https://archive.org/stream/improvementera6509unse#page/n61/mode/2up

1981 Kinderhook Plate LDS.org article
https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/1981/08/kinderhook-plates-brought-to-joseph-smith-appear-to-be-a-nineteenth-century-hoax?lang=eng

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Direct download: NM_143.mp3
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On this episode, Orrin Pistol Packin’ Porter Rockwell lets down his guard and heads for Nauvoo. As he was about to board the steamer, a bounty hunter caught up with him. We follow Port and his troubles in Missouri criminal justice system of 1843. In Port’s absence, a new wolf in sheep’s clothing appears.

Links:

Boggs Shooting and Attempted Extradition by Morris A. Thurston
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4215&context=byusq

Millennial Star 1860
https://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/digital/collection/MStar/id/37198

Porter Rockwell “facts”
http://www.ldsliving.com/Porter-Rockwell-7-Unbelievable-Facts-and-Stories-You-Didn-t-Know/s/77142

Joseph H. Jackson Bio
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/joseph-h-jackson

1842 Slander case
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/summons-3-december-1842-b-city-of-nauvoo-v-davis-for-slander-of-js/1

Startling Disclosures August 1844 by Joseph H. Jackson
http://www.olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1840s/1844Jack.htm

Secular Society of MIT w/ Sohan Dsouza
http://ssomit.mit.edu/
https://www.facebook.com/secularsocietyofmit/
http://calendar.mit.edu/event/ssomit_exmormon#.XGY1aVxKg2w

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Direct download: Ep_142_Reg.mp3
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On this episode, I bother all of you with a Facebook fight. Yes, really. Don’t worry, it’s just to springboard into the controversial issue of abortion in Nauvoo Mormonism. We read through a court document from March 1843 of a woman who suffered abuse at the hands of a Thomsonian herbal physician after he gave her ergot and injected cayenne pepper into her veins. Then we opine on the plight of women in 19th-century America. The outro includes a brief conversation with Kimberly Anderson, the featured guest of our next NaMo Home Evening!

Links:

Dana v. Brink March 1843
https://josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/supersedeas-8-april-1843-dana-v-brink/1

1831 Thomsonian Family Vegetable Medicine
https://archive.org/details/cihm_01684/page/n333

William Bicking Brink
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/william-bicking-brink

Charles Root Dana
https://josephsmithpapers.org/person/charles-root-dana

ErGoT
https://www.erowid.org/plants/ergot/

Albert Hoffman LSD-25
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/lsd/lsd.htm

Smith-entheogen Theory
http://realbookofmormon.org/smithentheogentheory/

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Direct download: Ep_141_Regular.mp3
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On this episode, Joseph Smith and William Miller tangle through public media. Miller’s prophecy of the beginning of the Second Coming of Jesus is hotly disputed by the one true prophet. Jo goes out preaching to his congregants, sees a comet in the sky, and gives his own prophecy of when Jesus will return. Doctrine & Covenants 130 is revealed among all this hubbub concerning end-of-world prophecies. Also our final installment of treasure digs for those who donated to help Brother Jake.

Links:

William Miller endtimes flyer
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Millerite_1843_chart_2.jpg

Latter-day Reactions to the Millerite Movement, 1843-1844
https://rsc.byu.edu/archived/selections-2003-religious-education-student-symposium/latter-day-saint-reactions-millerite

Joseph Smith, William Miller, and Prophetic Speculation
http://mit.irr.org/joseph-smith-william-miller-and-prophetic-speculation

Apocalyptic Adversaries: Mormonism Meets Millerism
https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/43200790.pdf

D&C 130
https://www.lds.org/scriptures/dc-testament/dc/130.18-19?lang=eng

Textual Development of D&C 130:22
https://byustudies.byu.edu/content/textual-development-dc-13022-and-embodiment-holy-ghost

Joseph Smith 1890 Second Coming Prophecy
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Question:_Did_Joseph_Smith_prophesy_that_Jesus_Christ_would_return_in_1890%3F

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Direct download: Ep_140.mp3
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On this episode, Jo was safe for a little while. It was time for the 1843 elections which returned predictable results. Jo elevates the Nauvoo House to the importance of the Nauvoo Temple, but then derides people for aggrandizing themselves. A market center is planned and Jo is given final decision-making power as Mayor. Then Jo goes to the Temple construction site and makes a speech that reveals some interesting details of his character. After that we get a great update on Brother Jake, and then take a turn into somber territory to say goodbye to a dear friend, Deborah “Heretic Woman” Mc Taggart. Last 15 mins contain explicit language.

Links:

Lucien Woodworth
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/lucien-woodworth?l=papers

Have I Done Any Good?
https://www.lds.org/music/library/hymns/have-i-done-any-good?lang=eng&_r=1

Will Lamartine Thompson
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will_Lamartine_Thompson

Deborah “Heretic Woman” Mc Taggart
AOA Beyond the Trailer Park
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe3665qM1r42N9LZArM31wg

Full Quranic
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/full-quranic

Holy Crap Vlogcast
http://holycrapthevlogcast.com/

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Direct download: Ep_139.mp3
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On this episode, Andrew Torrez of Opening Arguments joins us to discuss the legal sphere of Joseph Smith’s troubles in 1843. He helps fact check my take on the January 1843 trial which heard in Smith’s favor on the writ of habeas corpus, but Jo was far from out of the woods. Andrew helps us understand what the next step would be for the State of Illinois as well as Jo’s legal counsel in keeping him out of state custody. After that, we read a letter Jo sent to his legal counsel with regards to new intelligence he’d gained from Orson Pratt. Then we wrap up with discussing a dream Jo had recorded in his history.

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January 1843 court transcription
https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/paper-summary/appendix-1-document-11-court-ruling-5-january-1843/18#full-transcript

Opening Arguments Top 5
https://openargs.com/oa13-hillary-clintons-damned-emails/
https://openargs.com/oa2-the-2000-election-neverforget-part-1/
https://openargs.com/oa12-tax-protesters-sovereign-citizens-wackiness/
https://openargs.com/oa21-second-amendment-masterclass-part-1/
https://openargs.com/oa154-stormy-daniels-is-a-legal-genius/

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Direct download: Ep_138_Regular.mp3
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On this episode, we discuss the historicity of an altercation between Eliza Snow and Emma Hale Smith. Legend has it that Emma saw Eliza who was “heavy with child” kiss Jo and pushed Eliza down the stairs in a fit of jealous rage. It’s common oral tradition passed down for generations, but did it really happen? We dive into where the story came from and what the documentary history can tell us of the supposed incident. History isn’t always so cut and dry.

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Figures of the Past
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101072314014;view=1up;seq=402

Nauvoo Mansion and Homestead
https://history.lds.org/article/historic-sites/illinois/nauvoo/joseph-smith-homestead-and-mansion-house?lang=eng

FairMormon did Emma push Eliza down the stairs
https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Joseph_Smith/Polygamy/Plural_wives/Eliza_R._Snow/Emma_pushing_Eliza_down_the_stairs

Emma and Eliza and the Stairs by Beecher, Avery, and Newell
https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2160&context=byusq

Joseph Smith, the Prophet, His Friends, and his Family
https://archive.org/details/josephsmithproph01wyme/page/58

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Direct download: NM_137_Normies.mp3
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On this episode, Jo’s arrested once again, but the stakes have never been higher. He and his posse make their way to Springfield, IL to determine whether or not a newly issued writ of Habeas Corpus should be honored at the federal level, or if Jo as accessory to murder in Missouri was a state issue to be handled at the Missouri level. Yes, we spend a lot of time mired in court documents, but it’s well worth the read/listen. After that, we do our treasure dig fundraiser for Brother Jake. There’s still time left to donate so don’t miss your chance to be written into a treasure dig! Just forward the receipt of your donation to nakedmormonism@gmail.com.

Brother Jake Gofundme and YouTube
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Direct download: NM_136_Normies.mp3
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