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 bring somebody into our timeline who will become an important dissenting voice against the Mormons throughout the rest of their years in Nauvoo, Thomas Coke Sharp. Raised by a Methodist preacher and learned in all things anti-Mormon, Thomas Sharp’s paper will become an interesting source of Mormon history moving forward through our timeline. After that, Jo gathers the entire Mormon population on the highest hill in town in a grand spectacle to dedicate the plot for the Nauvoo Temple, complete with the Nauvoo Legion parading around town in uniform and thousands of spectators. Newspaper outlets around the country pick up the story and all eyes turn to the Mormons’ new kingdom on the Mississippi. To round out the show for today, we’ll have on Ryan McKnight to discuss a Mormon leak and an exciting announcement that patrons heard in the exclusive Patreon only feed last week.

Links:

United Methodist Church History
http://www.umc.org/who-we-are/roots

Literacy Rates in early America
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2003/12/5/4379/-

Thomas Sharp
https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/073-16-23.pdf

Warsaw Signal archive
http://www.sidneyrigdon.com/dbroadhu/il/sign1841.htm#0407

News Articles related to Mormons
https://www.newspapers.com/image/319287867/?spot=15114381
https://www.newspapers.com/image/278846321/?terms=mormons
https://www.newspapers.com/image/64594700/?terms=mormons
https://www.newspapers.com/image/40140977/?terms=Martin%2BHarris

From Priesthood to Pretty
https://frompriesthoodtopretty.podbean.com/e/from-priesthood-to-pretty-episode-26-bryce-blankenagel/

Weird Alma Mormon Parody extraordinaire
https://weirdalma.bandcamp.com/releases

Mormon Leaks and NEW Faith Leaks
https://mormonleaks.io
https://faithleaks.org/

Show Links:

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