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 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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